"Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in South Carolina and affects approximately 15 percent of the adult population. Unfortunately, recent data suggests that almost half of the COPD-affected population in South Carolina remains undiagnosed. Despite good evidence-based guidelines for optimal care of COPD, the diagnosis, management, and outcomes for the disease are suboptimal and care is too often fragmented. Although tobacco cessation and avoidance are slowly advancing in South Carolina, 20 percent of COPD occurs in non-smokers, and this percentage will likely increase in the coming years. Therefore, a strategic plan must include other initiatives in addition to smoking cessation.
COPD is a disease that reflects notable disparities in South Carolina: less than 50 percent of COPD patients completed high school, and African-American males are a group with relatively high rates of undiagnosed disease. Individuals who have COPD need a variety of services to optimize their care, including access to medications, durable medical equipment providers, pulmonary rehabilitation services, and knowledgeable health care providers who understand and screen for the co-morbidities frequently associated with COPD.
This document was developed by a multidisciplinary group of health care providers, public health practitioners, and patients, as such a combined approach is imperative to target this disease. The SC Strategic COPD Plan was designed to advance the diagnosis and management of COPD in the state over the next five years and was done under the auspices of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) "Learn More, Breathe Better" COPD awareness campaign."
Supported by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Learn More Breathe Better COPD Campaign and the North Carolina COPD Taskforce.
For more information, please visit: http://dc.statelibrary.sc.gov/handle/10827/21131
It’s election time once again and I would like to personally urge each of you to participate in this year’s election process. It is absolutely essential that we as Respiratory Care Practitioners have strong leadership to represent us at both the state and federal level in the year 2017. As your SCSRC President for the coming year I also encourage each of you to become involved with your state society. There are numerous opportunities for anyone interested. Visit the SCSRC website at www.scsrc.org for contact information.
Go to https://scsrcadmin.simplyvoting.com. You will log in using your AARC member number and the five digit zip code associated with your AARC membership. Once you have logged in, please follow the instructions to cast your ballot. Balloting will close at 9 am, September 6th, 2016.
Votes will be tabulated at the SCSRC Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, Kingston Plantation September 7th, 8th, 9th, 2016. The results will be announced during the Business Meeting/Awards Reception on Wednesday afternoon.
Thanks for all that you do to provide quality respiratory care services to South Carolinians. Don’t procrastinate!! Submit your ballot now; your participation is truly appreciated.
2016 SCSRC President
Chad Bishop, RCP, BSRC, RRT-NPS, AE-C, C-NPT
♦ Education: AAS -Greenville Technical College, Bachelors of Science Respiratory Care, Independence University, Masters Health Informatics Independence University
♦ Employer: Greenville Memorial Hospita
♦ Title/Position: Children’s Hospital Respiratory Education Coordinator
♦ SCSRC Activities: Vice President 2013, Regional Director 2010, Perinatal Chair
♦ Additional Professional Activities: Children’s Hospital Airway Training, Clinical Airway Management Course, GHS Pediatric Code Strategies Course, RN Respiratory Orientation for PICU, Intro to NICU Respiratory Modalities (RN/OT/PT/Speech), Use of Capnography Across Patient Continuum, Pediatric Difficult Airway, NHRMC NICU Outreach Education, Numerous Public Speaking engagements at regional and state seminars including AHEC, SCSRC, NC/VA Society for Critical Care Medicine Conference
Chuck Moore, AAS, RRT, RPFT, RPSGT, RST
♦ Education: Stark State College of Technology, AAS in Respiratory Therapy
♦ Employer: Medical University of South Carolina
♦ Title/Position: PFT and Sleep Lab Technologist
♦ AARC Membership Since:
♦ SCSRC Activities: Served as Coastal Region Junior and Senior Director, Sleep Committee Chair
♦ Additional Professional Activities: Community event coordination for the SCSRC.
Janice Quinn, RRT-AEC, RPFT
♦ Education: AAS Trident Technical College
♦ Employer: Medical University of South Carolina
♦ Title/Position: Registered Respiratory Therapist III, Pulmonary Function Technologist
♦ AARC Membership Since: 2013
♦ SCSRC Activities: Membership Chair, 2014 SCSRC Therapist of the Year, Public Relations Chair, Program Committee Member
♦ Additional Professional Activities: Lead therapist for pulmonary function testing, planning and execution of daily activities, PFT expansion, protocol and practice development, planning and execution of Coastal Region conferences
Tracy Cook, BA, RRT
♦ Education: UAHS Midlands Technical College in Respiratory Care, BA in Accounting from Columbia College
♦ Employer: Midlands Technical College
♦ Title/Position: Faculty/ Clinical Instructor in Respiratory Care Program
♦ AARC Membership Since: 2009
♦ SCSRC Activities: Audit Committee Chair/ Co-Chair, Student Representative and SCSRC Member 2010-2011, Scholarship Committee, Junior and Senior Director of Midlands Region
♦ Additional Professional Activities: Nursery Road Elementary School PTO Treasurer 2010-2014, Irmo Middle School PTSO Treasurer and Auditor 2013-2015
John Riggs, PhD., RCP, FAARC
♦ Education: Doctor of Philosophy, AS and BS, MHA Healthcare Administration
♦ Employer: Carolinas Hospital
♦ Title/Position: Director of Respiratory
♦ AARC Membership Since: 1981
♦ SCSRC Activities:
♦ Additional Professional Activities: 36 years in healthcare, North Carolina Society for Respiratory Care 1988, NCSRC Board of Directors 1999-2002, Member of the Advisory Board for Central Piedmont Community College, Appalachian State, Southwestern Community College, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Sand Hills Community College, Florence Darlington Community College, Awarded AARC Fellow, Authored-Co-Authored 2 books, 15 papers, 5 US Patents and in 15 countries with International Patents, currently working on several more patents involving super-saturated oxygen fluids. American Academy of Medical Administrators, Lambda Beta Society, Editorial Advisory Board Goldstein and Associates Publishing, NCSRC Manager of the Year 2000
Dahn Nguyen, RRT, CPFT, RCP
♦ Education: Bachelors of Science in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry from Florida State University, AAS in Respiratory from Greenville Technical College
♦ Employer: Tidelands Health - Georgetown
♦ Title/Position: RRT
♦ SCSRC Activities: South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care and AARC Member
♦ Additional Professional Activities: President of Respiratory Class at Greenville Technical College.
Drew Phillips, MHA, RRT
♦ Education: AAS from Piedmont Technical College, BHA from Columbia Southern, MHA from Columbia Southern
♦ Employer: Trident Technical College
♦ Title/Position: Director of Clinical Education
♦ AARC Membership Since: 2006
♦ SCSRC Activities: Research Committee Member 2015, Membership Ambassador
♦ Additional Professional Activities: Creation and execution of RT Journal Club, leading the RT Practice Council, RT III, Med-Surg. ICU Committee member, Critical care quality and safety improvement committee, Clinical Coordinator.
Amanda Coffey, RRT, RCP
♦ Education: Associate’s Degree in Health Science from Orangeburg- Calhoun Technical College, Bachelors of Science in Biology University of South Carolina
♦ Employer: Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
♦ Title/Position: Program Director of Respiratory Care
♦ SCSRC Activities: South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care
♦ Additional Professional Activities: Former faculty member at Midlands Tech, 6 years as an RRT at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, 2 years at Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, AARC and SCSRC member
Bonny Crowder, RRT, RCP
♦ Education: Piedmont Technical College
♦ Employer: Greenville Children’s Hospital
♦ Title/Position: Respiratory Care Clinical coordinator
♦ AARC Membership Since: 1995
♦ SCSRC Activities: SCSRC Pee Dee Junior Regional Director
♦ Additional Professional Activities: Active member of Phi Theta Kappa, President of her respiratory class
Formed in December of 2015 with the vision of developing a network of information gathering and sharing, for disease management clinicians in the state.
We are seeking to be proactive in the development of our members in the area of Disease Management, changing the way we practice one day at a time. This AARC Committee will provide pertinent information to South Carolina practitioners in the form of web posts, social media, and events.
We are looking for those who would like to help carry this light into the present healthcare market.
If you are interested in serving, please utilize contact info below.
Have you entertained the idea of presenting your research or does the idea of informing others entice you?
The SCSRC Annual Conference is fast approaching in September and we are still accepting abstracts for poster presentations!
For more information on how to create an abstract click this link and download the PowerPoint file: