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
- Recruiting and retention activities
- Legislation/advocacy events
- Promoting public awareness
- Collaboration with other health care organizations
- Student activities
National Respiratory Care Week, Oct. 22 – 28, celebrates respiratory therapists and the profession overall. Members of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) take this time to educate their community and colleagues about what they do and the vital value respiratory therapists deliver each day to patients.
The AARC would like members to send the AARC their photos and stories of how they celebrate #RCWEEK17.
The AARC has activated its Disaster Relief Fund for AARC members who have sustained property loss or damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey and the massive flooding it has caused throughout areas of South Texas.
The AARC's annual Virtual Lobby Week starts Monday, March 20. Evens will lead up to the the 18th annual Respiratory Therapy Capitol Hill Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, set for April 4.
Information about these events can be found on the AARC's Virtual Lobby Week website.
Three NSRC members visited Nebraska's Congressional representatives during the 2016 Respiratory Therapy Capitol Hill Advocacy Day on April 12.
Nan Nathenson, Lisa Fuchs and Linda Nelson met Sen. Ben Sasse and Congressmen Brad Ashford and Adrian Smith. They also met with Patty Sheetz from Congressman Jeff Fortenberry's office. During their visits, they advocated for HR 2948 The Medicare Telehealth Parity Act (“The Parity Act”).