Ventilator Use in the News

AARC Times, September 2006 issue, featured an article about ventilator service dogs.
Read the article ... (posted on IVUN's website with permission of the publisher).

AARC Times is the monthly news and feature magazine of the American Association for Respiratory Care, a professional association of 40,000 respiratory care professionals worldwide. Its headquarters is in Irving, Texas, and its website is Posted 9-29-06


ADVANCE for Respiratory Care Practitioners, a monthly publication, featured two articles about ventilator users in the February 2005 issue. Jake Etchart, 23, and Dan Monk, 34, detail their lives in one article, and Barbara Rogers discusses sex and the ventilator use in another. (Search the website by last names of people to find articles.)


Eric Obermann, whose article "The Ventilator Boat: Will It Float?" was featured on the cover of Ventilator-Assisted Living (Vol. 18. No. 4, Winter 2004), testified before a US Senate subcommittee overseeing the budget of the National Institutes of Health. Obermann, 23, was the youngest of seven people who pleaded for more money for ALS research. Posted 8-30-05


Another very good resource for people with ALS, caregivers, volunteers and health professionals from the ALS Society of Canada.