In an effort to bring lung health issues to the attention of the public, The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has designated October 21-27, 2007, as Respiratory Care Week and Wednesday, October 24, as Lung Health Day. 

In conjunction with this event,, Dräger Medical Inc has offered up  “7 Tips for Better Respiratory and Lung Health,” including exercise, avoiding smoking, inhaling through the nose, and exhaling through the mouth.

The AARC celebrates National Respiratory Care Week each year to demonstrate the value of respiratory care professionals in all health care settings, promote respiratory health in the workplace and the community, and increase awareness of lung health issues.

Toni Rodriquez, RRT, Ed D, AARC’s current president, said, “The AARC applauds the efforts of Dräger to increase awareness of lung disease and to promote lung health as part of RC Week.”

Dräger, which debuted 100 years ago in America with the the mobile respirator called the Pulmotor, will showcase this historic product and its latest respiratory care devices at the annual AARC Respiratory Congress in Orlando, Fla, December 1-4, 2007.