The Ohio Society for Respiratory Care

A Chartered Affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care






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The Ohio Sputum Bowl Team Needs YOU! The Pulmonary Penguins from Youngstown State University are headed to the AARC International Congress to compete in the National Sputum Bowl.  They are in need of financial support to help them get to Vegas.  To help support them click here.  Remember, Ohio brought home honors last year.  The Pulmonary Penguings can too (with a little help from you)
Ohio AARC Fellows The State of Ohio was well represented at this year's AARC Awards Ceremony.  Of the 16 Fellow Award inductees, four of them were from Ohio!  Pictured are our Ohio Award Winners:  Gene Andrews, Sue Ciarlariello, Jenni Raake, and Georgianna Segakis along with Tom Kallstrom of the AARC (a former Ohioan as well).

ohio AARC fellows
The Holidays are Just Around the Corner What better way to honor friends and family than a gift from Yankee Candle.  The OSRC is selling Yankee Candles.  To view their On-Line catalog go to:   When ordering use group code:  990047433.  Orders received by October 27 will be shipped to your house in time for Thanksgiving.  Orders received by November 21 will be shipped to your house by Christmas.
American Lung Association Initiatives There is time to sign the letter in support of the EPA carbon standards.  This important initiative will help to reduce carbon emissions which affects the lives of many people with chronic lung disease.  To sign the letter along with other health care professionals click on this link.

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Check out the AARC website video with RTs from our very own state of Ohio.
Respiratory Care Week It's just around the corner!  OSRC logo badge pulls are a great way to wear your employee badge and promote the profession of Respiratory Care.  Ordering information is available here.
Join or Renew  Become a member of the AARC.   Lots of services become available when you join your professional organization including reduced conference registration rates to our AARC Annual State Meeting
Visit the AARC Membership Page by clicking on "Join or Renew"
For more information about member services, visit the AARC link:

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Busy RT?  Let's Face It....We are ALL busy

We all lead a busy life outside of work, but that's where AARC membership can help.

Click on Kate to find out how.
Support Our Heritage  The AARC is building a Virtual Museum to perserve the history of our profession.
The Virtual Museaum is designed to house of photos and graphics of equipment, people and milestones in the profession.
Be part of it by buying a virtual brick to support our work. 
Click on the ARCF icon to participate in this important endeavor.
NWORCA Just what is NWORCA?  It is the Northwest Ohio Respiratory Care Association.  NWORCA is designed to promote Respiratory Care in Northwest Ohio and provide charitable funding to local organizations, foundations and individuals.  This is just one more example of vast resources that Respiratory Therapists can be to others.  Find out more about NWORCA
American Heart Association Survey

ATTENTION: American Heart Certified (CPR, ACLS, PALS) Respiratory Therapists! 


The AHA’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee has identified respiratory therapists as key stakeholders for the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. We would like feedback regarding our 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. Please complete the survey at your earliest convenience.  


ECC Stakeholders Survey - AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

Ohio Respiratory Care Board Announcement

An important update from the Ohio Respiratory Care Board:

Waiver of licensing requirements, informally referred to as "Ohio's Examination Recognition" rule

Ohio's new rule, "Waiver of Licensing Requirements Pursuant to Division (B) of Section 4761.04 of the Revised Code" or informally referred to as, "Ohio's Examination Recognition rule," went into effect on April 24, 2013. This new rule revises the Board's license approval methodology by waiving specific statutory requirements for initial licensure. The Board's authority to waive specific requirements is found under ORC 4761.04 (B). Under this authority, the Board may waive all or part of the license eligibility requirements found in ORC 4761.04 (A).

Aspects of the rule went into effect on April 24, 2013. Other aspects of the rule, most notably the recognition of the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) examination (written and clinical simulation portions) for initial licensure in Ohio, do not go into effect until January 1, 2015. To review this rule in its entirety, click HERE.”

See what kinds of educational opportunities are coming up on the calendar
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS The OSRC will award up to three student scholarships, to students enrolled in an Ohio CoARC accredited Respiratory Care Program. The awards also include a certificate of recognition and free registration for the July 29, 2014 OSRC Annual Meeting. Up to three scholarships are available – one $1000 Scholarship and two $500 Scholarships. See your Program Director for details.
OSRC Center Of Excellence Award Think your hospital is top notch?  Here's your opportunity to prove it to others. 
Apply for the OSRC Center of Excellence Award.  Show the rest of Ohio what you're made of! 
See our award winners from last year:  Bay Park Community Hospital and the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center   YOUR HOSPITAL COULD BE NEXT!!
OSRC Logo Wear Sale OSRC Logo Wear is available through our website or through mail order.  See our Logo Wear page for more information
DRIVE4COPD is a nationwide health initiative to get people screened for lung disease.  Find out more 
Southern District Journal Club Journal Club is an opportunity to meet with other Respiratory Therapists and learn about the art and science of Respiratory Care. 
For more information, contact the Journal Club Coordinator.
Respiratory therapists from Ohio met with 14 of our elected representatives.  Even though virtual lobby week is over, keep the pressure going on the House of Representatives and the Senate.  We need to continue to advocate for the millions of patients that we serve.  Continue to keep the focus on HR 2619, the Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative

OAMES Updates The Ohio Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers wants you to write to your officials about elimination of competitive bidding.  A sample letter is available here for you to write to your officials.
Become a Member of the AARC and the OSRC.  Joining is easy and it supports you and your profession.
Membership is now easier than before.  Become a member or renew your membership with our new on-line system.
Use Paypal to pay for your membership.
Job Openings Occasionally, the OSRC gets job openings advertised through its website.