The Ohio Society for Respiratory Care

A Chartered Affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care

 

 

 

 

           

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OSRC State Meeting Our Annual State Meeting will be held on August 28 and 29, 2014 at Easton Hilton near Columbus, Ohio.  Look for registration information soon.
Vendors: please visit our vendor registration page for more information or to register on-line
    
Respiratory therapists from Ohio met with 14 of our elected representatives.  Even though virtual lobby week is over, keep the pressure going on the House of Representatives and the Senate.  We need to continue to advocate for the millions of patients that we serve.  Continue to keep the focus on HR 2619, the Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative

Become friends with the OSRC on Facebook today!
Check out the AARC website video with RTs from our very own state of Ohio.  http://www.aarc.org/headlines/14/01/membership_video/
Join or Renew  Become a member of the AARC.   Lots of services become available when you join your professional organization including reduced conference registration rates to our AARC Annual State Meeting
Visit the AARC Membership Page by clicking on "Join or Renew"
For more information about member services, visit the AARC link:  http://www.aarc.org/headlines/14/02/crce_picture/
Support Our Heritage  The AARC is building a Virtual Museum to perserve the history of our profession.
The Virtual Museaum is designed to house of photos and graphics of equipment, people and milestones in the profession.
Be part of it by buying a virtual brick to support our work. 
Click on the ARCF icon to participate in this important endeavor.
ELECTIONS
for 2015 Officers

The OSRC will be holding elections for open positions on the board in the coming months.

All OSRC members are eligible to participate!

 

Offices that will be filled with the election process include:
Vice President (2 year term) 

Secretary (2 year term)

Delegate

Junior District Directors

 

To nominate yourself or another respiratory therapist, or to address any questions, please contact:

 

Travis Grasley

Vice President - Nominations Committee Chair

travisgrasley@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

American Heart Association Survey

ATTENTION: American Heart Certified (CPR, ACLS, PALS) Respiratory Therapists! 

 

The AHA’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee has identified respiratory therapists as key stakeholders for the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. We would like feedback regarding our 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. Please complete the survey at your earliest convenience.  

 

ECC Stakeholders Survey - AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

Ohio Respiratory Care Board Announcement

An important update from the Ohio Respiratory Care Board:

Waiver of licensing requirements, informally referred to as "Ohio's Examination Recognition" rule

Ohio's new rule, "Waiver of Licensing Requirements Pursuant to Division (B) of Section 4761.04 of the Revised Code" or informally referred to as, "Ohio's Examination Recognition rule," went into effect on April 24, 2013. This new rule revises the Board's license approval methodology by waiving specific statutory requirements for initial licensure. The Board's authority to waive specific requirements is found under ORC 4761.04 (B). Under this authority, the Board may waive all or part of the license eligibility requirements found in ORC 4761.04 (A).

Aspects of the rule went into effect on April 24, 2013. Other aspects of the rule, most notably the recognition of the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) examination (written and clinical simulation portions) for initial licensure in Ohio, do not go into effect until January 1, 2015. To review this rule in its entirety, click HERE.”

See what kinds of educational opportunities are coming up on the calendar
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS The OSRC will award up to three student scholarships, to students enrolled in an Ohio CoARC accredited Respiratory Care Program. The awards also include a certificate of recognition and free registration for the July 29, 2014 OSRC Annual Meeting. Up to three scholarships are available – one $1000 Scholarship and two $500 Scholarships. See your Program Director for details.
OSRC Center Of Excellence Award Think your hospital is top notch?  Here's your opportunity to prove it to others. 
Apply for the OSRC Center of Excellence Award.  Show the rest of Ohio what you're made of! 
See our award winners from last year:  Bay Park Community Hospital and the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center   YOUR HOSPITAL COULD BE NEXT!!
OSRC Logo Wear Sale OSRC Logo Wear is available through our website or through mail order.  See our Logo Wear page for more information
DRIVE4COPD is a nationwide health initiative to get people screened for lung disease.  Find out more 
Southern District Journal Club Journal Club is an opportunity to meet with other Respiratory Therapists and learn about the art and science of Respiratory Care. 
For more information, contact the Journal Club Coordinator.
OAMES Updates The Ohio Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers wants you to write to your officials about elimination of competitive bidding.  A sample letter is available here for you to write to your officials.
Become a Member of the AARC and the OSRC.  Joining is easy and it supports you and your profession.
Membership is now easier than before.  Become a member or renew your membership with our new on-line system.
Use Paypal to pay for your membership.
Job Openings Occasionally, the OSRC gets job openings advertised through its website.  Check out the newest open position in the state of Ohio