Following is a message from Lil O'Neill, NSRC president:
The events leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic have been alarming. I am sure that most of us never thought that we could be caring for patients with COVID-19. It has been overwhelming because of how the speed and intensity of this virus has effected the world. How many hospitals were prepared for the possible volume of negative pressure rooms needed, use of personal protective equipment daily, and having enough ventilators to use in the Intensive Care Units?
Unfortunately, we are seeing patients with COVID-19 going into respiratory failure quickly. Our role has become very vital in caring for COVID-19 patients. In times of crisis, we need to rely on our training and experience to help us navigate through this uncertain period.
Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, the NSRC Board Members have decided to cancel the 2020 state conference.
"The Board met on Friday, March 20 to discuss the conference," said President Lil O'Neill. "Those who registered already will receive refunds."
Members who have already booked rooms can cancel their reservations with no penalty. They will need to call the hotel at 308-237-5971 or toll-free at 855-444-5769 option “0” to cancel.
Annie Kobold is the winner of the $100.00 Amazon gift card for the Join in January event, according to Lil O'Neill, NSRC President.
"We currently have 363 active members," ONeill said. "We continue to encourage respir ...
The NSRC wants to encourage respiratory therapists from across Nebraska to get involved and join the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). What does the AARC membership do for you? It will help you become a better respiratory therapist, says Lil O'Neill, NSRC president.
Respiratory therapists who join as a new member in January will be entered into the drawing for a $100.00 Amazon gift card. The NSRC's goal is to increase membership by 10 percent, O'Neill said.
The Nebraska Society for Respiratory Care was awarded the 2019 Summit Award during the Annual Business Meeting held at AARC Congress in New Orleans on Nov. 10, 2019.
Receiving the 2019 Summit Award in the photo above were, from left: President Lil O'Neill; Outstate Director Kristin Narjes, Past President Lisa Fuchs, NSRC Delegate Shannon Hoffman, Lanny Inabnit from the AARC chartered affiliate committee, and AARC President Karen Schell.
Each year, the American Association for Respiratory Care’s House of Delegates recognizes one affiliate for their efforts, achievements and contributions toward the promotion of the respiratory care field and in furthering the level the professionalism for respiratory care and the respiratory therapist.