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Top therapists, students honored at conference

NSRC respiratory therapists of the year 2018

Respiratory Therapists of the Year were honored by outgoing NSRC President Sheri Trindle. Winners were, from left:  Melissa Gulizia, Adam O’Brien and Lisa Fuchs.

Respiratory Therapists of the Year and scholarship winners were announced at the NSRC’s annual conference in April.

Therapists of the Year were:

  • Lisa Fuchs MHA, RRT, CHWS, Omaha region.
  • Melissa Gulizia BS, RRT, Lincoln region.
  • Adam O’Brien, outstate Nebraska.
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AARC members get discount from Dansko

Dansko footwear is partnering with the AARC to offer a 20 percent discount on its footwear to AARC members. 

Members can shop for the footwear by signing in to the AARC’s members-only site: http://www.aarc.org/aarc-membership/aarc-membership-benefits/personal-discounts/aarc-dansko-footwear-discount/

Medical professionals choose Dansko for reliability and comfort. Dansko creates occupational footwear made from high-quality materials with exceptional features to help meet the demands of spending all day on your feet.

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Fuchs joins AARC Leadership Boot Camp

AARC Leadership Boot Camp 2018 participants

NSRC President Lisa Fuchs was one of 30 leaders who attended the 2018 AARC Leadership Boot Camp, hosted by AARC staff and volunteers. Representing 22 state societies, the leaders enjoyed a weekend of training, sharing and brainstorming to prepare for their roles.

More information on the AARC website: 

http://www.aarc.org/nn18-leadership-boot-camp/

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2018 Virtual Lobby campaign kicks off April 11

NSRC 2018 Virtual Lobby Week

The AARC’s 2018 Vitrual Lobby Campain kicked off today and runs through May 2. During this time, the AARC will work to get Congressional support a telehealth pilot focused solely on respiratory therapists (RT) as telehealth practitioners.

“This program will give us the chance to gather information on both the health impact and costs associated with these services,” according to the AARC’s Virtual Lobby program.  “It will also provide a platform to demonstrate the expertise RTs bring to the health care system and their patients. We’ve already received positive feedback from key telehealth proponents about the pilot.”

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Therapist of the Year nominations due April 6

It is time again to nominate an outstanding respiratory colleague for The 2018 NSRC Therapist of the Year Awards. Deadline for nominations is April 6.  

The NSRC is looking for nominations from three regions in Nebraska: Omaha, Lincoln, and Out State Nebraska. Members may nominate more than one individual.

All nominees and winners will be recognized at this year’s state conference, set for April ​26-27 ​at ​The ​Graduate ​Conference ​Center ​​in Lincoln. 

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