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  • 2020 SCSRC Scholarships & Awards by Janice Quinn February 26, 2020

    SCSRC Scholarships 2019

    The SCSRC is accepting nominations for 2020 Practitioners of the Year in Education, Clinical, and Leadership. We are also seeking to recognize one Department of the Year. The SCSRC would like to award three (3) scholarships to Entry-Level students in a Respiratory Care program within the state of South Carolina.

    These awards and scholarships will be presented at the Annual Business Meeting during the Annual SCSRC Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. This year’s conference is scheduled for September 8-11, 2020.

    If you would like to nominate your department, colleague, or you qualify for one of the scholarships, please download the appropriate application, complete it and submit it to scholarships@scsrc.org. The deadline for all of these applications is June 1, 2020.

    We are excited to recognize your department and RTs for their amazing work, while supporting SC’s future RTs. We cannot wait to hear from you!

    Scholarships & Awards Applications (open PDF and download)
    2020 SCSRC Practitioner of the Year Award
    2020 SCSRC Dept of the Year Award
    2020 SCSRC Trish Blakely Higher Education Scholarship
    2020 SCSRC Entry Level Student Scholarship App_Packet
  • AARC Legislative Initiatives 2020 by Janet Carter, RRT, RCP February 11, 2020

    AARC Contact Congress 2020

    From the SCSRC PACT Committee:

    Please consider taking a moment to write to your congressman regarding the following four pieces of legislation. If you would, please forward this information to all your coworkers, friends, and family. Anyone can support us. It will only take a few minutes. The link below formats the letters to your congressman and contains more information on each.

    https://www.aarc.org/advocacy/congressional-legislation/aarc-virtual-lobby-campaign/

    Current legislative initiatives:

    1. Ask your Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor the “CONNECT for Health” Act to Increase Access to Respiratory Therapists as Telehealth Practitioners
    2. ******IMPORTANT *******
      Ask your Representative to Co-Sponsor H.R. 4945, the “SMART Act”, to Exclude Ventilators from Competitive Bidding and Update Coverage Policies
    3. Ask Your Representative to Co-Sponsor HR 4838, the SOS Act to Protect Payment for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab
    4. Ask Your Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor H.R. 2339/S. 3174, Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act
  • Ed Watson’s Passing by Selma B. Watson RRT, RCP February 7, 2020

    Ed Watson“Today and today only….” This is just one of many favorite phrases that was frequently used by fellow RT Paul “Ed” Watson. Sadly, our friend and colleague passed away on February 2, 2020. He was a longtime supporter of the SCSRC, serving for a number of years as photographer for the annual conference, as an exhibitor in the vendor hall during conferences, or as an attendee. Ed was a mentor to many and will be missed greatly. On a personal note, he was the one that talked to me about going to RT school after graduation from high school; for that I will ever be grateful. Farewell, dear friend……

    Obituary for Paul “Ed” Watson

  • Call for Nominations 2020 by Tarisha Latimer, RRT, RCP January 28, 2020

    The South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care is currently accepting nominations for the following 2021 Board of Directors positions: President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Jr. Region Director for each region (Coastal, Midlands, Pee Dee, and Piedmont).

    All nominees must be a licensed practitioner within the state and in good standing as an active member of the AARC/SCSRC. Candidates must be willing to serve the entire term of office and be willing to attend all necessary events and meetings pertaining to their office, including four board meetings each year. Other desired qualifications specific to the office are as follows:

    President Elect – Prior board experience serving for two years on either the Executive Committee and/or Regional Director. This is a three-year term (3) that transitions into President, and Immediate Past President.

    Vice President – Prior board experience serving for two years on either the Executive Committee, as a Regional Director or as an active Committee Chair. The Vice President shall serve as chairperson of the Program Committee for the Annual Meeting. Due to the nature of the office, all candidates should also have prior program committee experience (i.e. Annual Program, Scientific Symposium, Regional Symposium, Perinatal/Pediatric Meeting.) This is a two (2) year term.

    Treasurer – Prior board experience serving for two years on either the Executive Committee, as a Regional Director or as an active Committee Chair. Due to the nature of the office, documented experience in a role that requires financial management, budgeting, etc…is preferred. This is a two (2) year term.

    Regional Directors – Prior experience serving as an active committee chair or member is preferred. The term of office for a Director is two (2) years, serving year one as a junior director and year two as a senior director.

    The future of Respiratory Care is primed for exciting challenges and opportunities. If you or someone you know has shown interest in getting involved, NOW IS THE TIME!

    Nominations and applications can be found on the SCSRC website at:
    Nomination Form
    Application Form

    Please direct all questions to Tarisha Latimer, President-Elect elections@scsrc.org. We look forward to working with you!

    Deadline for Nominations is May 4, 2020
    Deadline for Applications is May 26, 2020

  • 2020 SC Healthcare Preparedness Program: Partnering for Preparedness by Selma B. Watson RRT, RCP January 27, 2020

    This program should be of interest to South Carolina RTs involved in emergency preparedness. While not an SCSRC event, we wanted to make sure our members are aware of the conference.

    “The South Carolina Society for Healthcare Emergency Managers invites you to participate in 2020 SC Healthcare Preparedness Program. The meeting will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton located at 2100 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210, from March 11 – 13, 2020. The Society values your support and participation.”

    2020 SC Healthcare Preparedness Program – Brochure & Agenda