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).
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:
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.
with the OSRC on Facebook today!
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
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
Read more about AARC benefits:
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.
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.
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
American Heart Association Survey
ATTENTION: American Heart Certified (CPR, ACLS, PALS)
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:
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,
what kinds of educational
opportunities are coming up on the calendar
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.
OSRC Center of Excellence Award.
Show the rest of Ohio what you're made of!
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
is a nationwide health initiative to get people screened
for lung disease. Find out more
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.
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
Ohio Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers wants you
to write to your officials about elimination of
competitive bidding. A
letter is available here for you to write to your
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.
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