• Register for AARC LIVE! 2020 by Selma B. Watson RRT, RCP June 16, 2020
    Register for AARC LIVE! 2020 – a new virtual learning experience offered by the AARC…..

    In July 2020, respiratory therapists will come together to experience learning in a virtual environment.

    COVID-19 has set a new standard for delivering patient care and collaborating with colleagues worldwide. Using this experience as a foundation, AARC LIVE! 2020 will help respiratory therapists learn together to lead the profession beyond COVID-19.

    AARC LIVE! includes four learning tracks spread across four days—one track per day. Tracks range from management, education, and adult acute care topics, along with a special Leading Perspectives bonus track.

    More information and a link to register is here: https://www.aarc.org/aarc-meetings/live-2020/

  • 2020 AARC Uniform Reporting Manual Revision – Assistance Needed by Selma B. Watson RRT, RCP June 10, 2020

    The AARC is currently asking for participation in a survey that will be used in the 2020 revision of the AARC Uniform Reporting Manual. The goal of the revision, as stated in the letter from Garry Kauffman, RRT, FAARC, MPA, FACHE, is to help with building a foundation of statistically valid time standards, and thus a foundation for a national standard of productivity. Please consider taking time to read Garry’s letter and to complete the survey.

    AARC URM Special Invitation

    Thank you in advance!

  • 2020 SCSRC Scholarships & Awards – Deadline Extended! by Janice Quinn May 27, 2020

    SCSRC Scholarships 2019

    Application Submission Deadline Extended to June 21, 2020!

    Update: In light of the delays and interruptions of the COVID crisis, the program committee has decided to extend the deadline for submissions to the various awards that are given during the SCSRC Annual Conference.

    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 (now) June 21, 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.


    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