Please take a minute to watch this brief video regarding AARC membership.
Scott Phillips and Ella Gardner, MRC Volunteer Coordinators for the SC DHEC, Midlands Region Office of Public Health Preparedness have sent a letter outlining organizational and structural changes within SC DHEC. A copy of this letter may be found here.
The 2013 Medical Reserve Corps
Statewide Conference for Volunteers
Serving in Emergencies
May 31, 2013
Spartanburg Community College’s Respiratory Care Program received a letter from the Commission On Accreditation For Respiratory Care (CoARC) that they will be receiving the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award. This award is presented as part of the CoARC’s continued efforts to value the RRT credential as a standard of professional achievement. The Program will receive recognition during the CoARC reception on Monday evening, July 15th in Orlando, FL, the site of the AARC’s Summer Forum. Joel Livesay, Program Director said he is proud of the faculty, preceptors and students for this achievement.
Brooke Yeager, a registered respiratory therapist who graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1999 with a degree in Exercise Science, and from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College with a Respiratory Care degree in 2008, recently completed her Master’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. According to Brooke, the program at Northeastern is designed to be completely online and was created for practicing respiratory therapists. The program incorporates an action-learning approach that builds leadership competencies and advances clinical knowledge. Core respiratory care courses cover areas such as advanced cardiopulmonary physiology and research design. In addition, students have the opportunity to focus studies in one of six concentrations: health management, higher education administration, adult and organizational learning, nonprofit management, regulatory affairs, and clinical trial design.
Since her graduation, Brooke has taken a position with the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC). The CTRC is a nationwide program funded by Read more
The AARC’s 2013 PACT meeting was a huge success. Although we’re back from “The Hill”, our work’s not done.
The Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act received a very positive response from several members of congress during the AARC’s annual PACT meeting on Tuesday.
According to Miriam O’Day, Director of Legislative Affairs for the AARC, “I’m confident due to all of the hard work conducted by the Society PACT Reps. and the individual states, we’ll have sponsors for our legislation within the next few days”. Read more
Amanda McGarrigle, RRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT, Manager, Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Function Lab, Sleep Center, and PICC Team, Medical University of South Carolina has been selected as Best Manager. Brooke Yeager, BS,RRT,RCP, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Medical University of South Carolina received an honorable mention as Best Practitioner. The SCSRC congratulates Amanda and Brooke on being recognized for all their hard work and their accomplishments. Read the complete article: