The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

1996 OPEN FORUM Abstracts

Connecting the AARC to the Internet

Sherry W. Milligan Wednesday, November 6, 1996

The American Association for Respiratory Care has a web site at

http://www.aarc.org

The AARC's World Wide Web site is meant to provide easy access to documents and information available from the AARC. In its current configuration, AARC offers areas accessible to the public and areas for AARC members only.

The public areas of AARC Online include information about the profession, a list of respiratory care educational programs, respiratory health tips, and the Association's Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Within the members-only area, all of the AARC's position statements and guidelines, bylaws, state practice acts and other information is available.

Naturally, more is to come. While only a very basic level of document retrieval is now available, in the future the AARC will be adding direct forms linkages, online product ordering, search engines, more complete RESPIRATORY CARE Journal and AARC Times information, and a wealth of other informational resources for the profession. Bulletin boards and other services are planned.

AARC Online will become an important component of the Association's communications program in years to come as more members find themselves becoming connected to the Internet and more information is planned in an electronic format.

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