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  • AARC International Congress Registration for Virtual Event by Selma B. Watson RRT, RCP October 1, 2021

    AARC Congress 2021
    The AARC’s virtual International Congress registration is now open; the dates are December 1st, 3rd, 7th and 9th. Please use the link below to register; early bird rates are available now, through October 13th. Use the discount code SC5OFF to get $5.00 off your registration. In addition to your discount, the AARC will also give $5.00 to the SCSRC for helping support the AARC International Congress.

    AARC 2021 International Congress Registration Page

    Use discount code SC5OFF and get $5.00 off your registration.

  • SCSRC 2021 Entry Level Scholarships by Selma B. Watson RRT, RCP August 9, 2021

    The SCSRC Scholarship Committee is pleased to award the 2021 Entry Level Scholarships to the following students:

    Crystal Herndon, Midlands Technical College
    Her submission was a PowerPoint presentation on “Pulmonary Edema”

    Ashley Pridgen, Piedmont Technical College
    Her submission was an essay on “Small Cell Lung Cancer”

    Hannah Taylor, Trident Technical College
    Her submission was an essay on “The Effects of Early Term Delivery on Preterm Neonates”

    Kyle Woody, Spartanburg Community College
    His submission was an essay on “Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome”

    There were two students who also have received “Honorable Mention” for their application and submission:
    Kiara Jackson, Piedmont Technical College
    Her submission was an essay on “The Effects of Covid-19”

    Meghan Starkey, Greenville Technical College
    Her submission was an essay on “The Effects of Covid-19 on Frontline Workers and The Care They Provide”

    Congratulations for your work on this and the best of wishes as you continue your education!

    Note: The Trish Blakely scholarship winner will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting during the conference.

  • Providence Health Announces RT Residency Program by Tracy Cook, MSc, RRT, RCP May 17, 2021

    The RT Residency Program application is currently available at: (this link has been removed)
    The program begins on September 13, 2021, and will run 8 weeks.

    2021-PROVIDENCE RT RESIDENCY FLYER

    If you have any questions, contact Marlena Davis.
    [email protected]
    P 803.256.5871

  • SC Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) License Renewal and Continuing Education Information by Selma B. Watson RRT, RCP January 27, 2021

    Greetings,
    This is a reminder that 2021 is a licensure renewal year for licensed SC RCPs; the continuing education timeframe is as noted below, as well as the CE sponsoring organizations, and approved contact hours for such classes as ACLS, PALS, BLS, etc. Please note: the SCSRC is not responsible for licensure renewal in any way. This is presented as information only; any questions, concerns, etc. should be directed to the SC Labor, Licensing and Regulation department, https://llr.sc.gov.

    Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) Renewal and Continuing Education Information

    1. Continuing Education Timeframe – You must have completed at least thirty (30) hours of continuing education in the RENEWAL PERIOD (June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2021).
      RCPs in their FIRST renewal cycle after receiving their initial permanent license are NOT required to complete CME for this renewal period only.
    2. Continuing education sponsorship – courses must be approved or sponsored by one of the following organizations:
      1. American Association for Respiratory Care, Inc. or its sponsoring organizations
      2. American Heart Association
      3. Society of Critical Care Medicine
      4. American Lung Association
      5. South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care
      6. Allied Health Education Centers of the South Carolina Consortium of Community Teaching Hospitals (AHEC)
      7. American Thoracic Society
      8. American College of Chest Physicians
      9. American Society of Anesthesiologists
      10. Accredited institutional continuing education programs:
        1. Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
        2. American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    3. Approved Number of Contact Hours
      BLS Initial6
      BLS refresher (PHR/PHB BLS, etc.)3
      PALS Initial (2 day class)12
      PALS Refresher6
      ACLS Initial12
      ACLS Refresher6
      NRP Initial6
      NRP Refresher3
  • AARC Approved Burnout Syndrome Survey by Buffy Chapman, BA, RRT December 18, 2020

    (Source: Ambulatory and Post-Acute Care Section on AARConnect)

    This survey has been approved by the AARC for distribution. Please contact the survey proponent, as indicated in the message below, with questions and comments.

    The purpose of this study is to measure the prevalence of burnout syndrome that is characterized by Emotional Exhaustion (EE), Depersonalization (DP), which means that you feel that either you or the outside world is unreal, and reduced Personal Achievement (PA) among Respiratory Therapists. The study will also measure if an association exists between perceived supervisory support and the three dimensions of burnout syndrome (EE, DP, and decreased PA) within the respiratory therapy profession.

    We expect that you will be in this research study for 10-15 minutes to complete the surveys. However, you can take as much time as you need to complete it. The primary risk of participation is minimal in nature. The main benefit of participation is the gained information will be helpful to respiratory therapy directors by providing suggested strategies to a healthy work environment that is characterized by adequate supervisory support. This healthy work environment might positively decrease and mitigate the effect of stress and burnout on respiratory therapists and eventually improve patients care.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RRT-AHMAD

    If you have questions, concerns, or complaints about this research project, you can contact the principal investigator, Ahmad Alhaykan at [email protected] or the Seton Hall University Institutional Review Board (“IRB”) at (973) 761-9334 or [email protected].

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    Amanda Feil, CAE
    American Association For Respiratory Care
    [email protected]