AARC Members Featured in New ASPR Speaker Series

 Published: June 10, 2021

By: Heather Willden

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AARC Chief Operating Officer Douglas S. Laher, MBA, CAE, RRT, FAARC, Brady Scott, PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC, FCCP, and David L. Vines, PhD, MHS, RRT, FAARC, FCCP, contributed to the new Healthcare Operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic speaker series. Organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE), the speaker series focuses on how the COVID-19 pandemic brought health care and public health, emergency medical services, and emergency management together to adjust health care operations.  

Series topics include the role of pharmacists in the pandemic, adjusting operations to manage patient surge, creating a COVID-19 task force, and meeting supply chain challenges. The AARC member featured presentation discusses “The Role of Respiratory Therapists During COVID-19.” Together, Laher, Scott, and Vines highlight the critical role played by respiratory therapists during the pandemic. They also examine the rapid training developed on prone positioning for acute respiratory distress syndrome.  

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Heather Willden

Heather Willden is the Director of Governance and Strategic Initiatives for the AARC where she works with state affiliates as the HOD liaison. She also manages DEI efforts and strategic initiatives. Connect with her about these topics by email, AARConnect or LinkedIn. When she's not working, you can find her podcasting with her husband, exploring new hiking trails, photographing, and spending time with her family.

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