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NSRC vying for 2018 Summit Award

The NSRC is seeking information from its members so we can compete for the 2018 Summit Award.

All of these activities or events are recognized through the AARC Summit Award:

  • Education/CRCE activities
  • Membership
  • Recruiting and retention activities
  • Legislation/advocacy events
  • Promoting public awareness
  • Benefits
  • Collaboration with other health care organizations
  • Scholarships
  • Student activities
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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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Register online for 2018 state conference

Participants and vendors can now register online for the 39th Annual Nebraska Society for Respiratory Care Conference.

The event ​will ​take ​place ​April ​26-27 ​at ​The ​Graduate ​ ​Conference ​Center ​located ​in ​the ​Haymarket, ​Lincoln, ​NE. ​ ​ From ​acute ​care ​to ​home ​care ​there ​is ​something ​for ​every ​Respiratory ​Therapist. ​Attendees ​will ​enjoy ​dynamic ​presentations, ​fun ​entertainment, ​and ​time ​to ​network ​with ​fellow ​therapists ​from ​across ​the ​state. ​ ​ ​

Full information can be found on our 2018 State Conference page. ​ ​

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Students raise funds for wildfire victims

President elect Lisa Fuchs and students

President elect Lisa Fuchs, center and students from Nebraska Methodist College

 

Respiratory Care students at Nebraska Methodist College have been raising funds to help prevent smoke inhalation injuries that can be caused by the wildfires in Southern California.

A $400 check from the student group is now on the way to the America Red Cross with the request that the money be used for masks and whatever supplies are most needed to assist with the disaster, according to the NMC blog.

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