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  • Exciting News from the SCSRC Executive Committee and Board of Directors! by Selma B. Watson RRT, RCP January 25, 2022

    In keeping with guidance from the AARC, the SCSRC Executive Committee and Board of Directors has unanimously decided to update the name of the “Entry Level Student Scholarship” that is awarded annually to associate degree seeking students to be “Early Professional Student Scholarship”. This is a new, fresh name for the scholarship and is in line with the AARC’s “Early Professional Membership” level that is available to students prior to graduation.

    The Early Professional Student Scholarship application is now available on the SCSRC website; if you are a student that would like to apply, please carefully read and follow all instructions contained in the application.

    The members of the Scholarship Committee include: Allan Dunphy, MEd, RRT-NPS, RRT-CPFT, RCP; Amanda Coffey, BS, RRT; Selma Watson, BA, RRT, CPFT. If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]. We look forward to reviewing the applications and awarding these four scholarships!!

  • SCSRC 2022 License Renewal by Selma B. Watson RRT, RCP December 8, 2021
    Greetings,

    Granted, 2022 is not a licensure renewal year for licensed SC RCPs; however, the SCSRC often is asked questions regarding continuing education requirements for license renewal. The timeframe for the next cycle 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

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  • SCSRC 2021 Election Results by Selma B. Watson RRT, RCP December 8, 2021

    Election results

    On behalf of the SCSRC Board of Directors and the Election Committee we would like to thank everyone that took part in this process. We would also like to say congratulations and welcome to the incoming 2022 Board members. The results of the election are as follows:

    President-Elect:  Jerry A. Alewine, Ed.D, RRT, RCP

    Secretary:  Vanessa Dixon, RRT, RCP

    Treasurer: Selma Watson, RRT, CPFT, RCP

    Delegate:  Wayne Barfield, RRT, RCP

    Coastal Region Junior Director:  Michelle Thompson, RRT, CPFT, RCP

    Midlands Region Junior Director:  Terrica Rice, RRT, RCP

    Pee Dee Region Junior Director: ; Erica Jackson, BSRT, RRT, RCP

    Piedmont Region Junior Director:  LaShawn Lewis, RRT, RRT-NPS, RCP

  • 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.

  • 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