The Ohio Society for Respiratory Care

A Chartered Affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care

 

 

 

 

           

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OSRC STATE MEETING BROCHURE

Believe it or not, the OSRC Annual State Meeting is just a few months away.  On July 30 & 31, 2015, Respiratory Therapists from across the state will be gathered at the Easton Hilton located near Columbus, Ohio
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Sputum Bowl Teams....REGISTER NOW for this fun filled competition.
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Vendors:  Find out more about sponsoring our conference and having the opportunity to show your products
OSRC Practitioner of the Year Awards Do you know an outstanding Respiratory Therapist?  Nominate them for the Practitioner of the Year Award.  The OSRC is accepting nominations for Practitioner of the Year Award in the following categories:   Adult Acute Care, Diagnostics, Education, Home Care, Long Term Care/Rehabilitation, Management, Neonatal-Pediatrics, and Sleep Medicine.  For more information on how to nominate someone for this prestigious award, see our flyer.
The OSRC Needs YOU! Consider joining the OSRC Board of Directors.  This is a great way to become involved in your professional organization.  Positions to be filled for the 2016 Board include:  President Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, and Junior District Representatives.  Find out more about these positions or to nominate yourself or someone else, contact our NominationsCommittee Chair
  Virtual Lobby Week may be over, but we need to continue the pressure on Washington DC.  Let your voice be heard!
Contact your elected representative about the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act.  
To find out more about how to contact your elected representative, visit the AARC PACT site.  This year's legislative initiative focuses on Telehealth.  Information on the Telehealth Parity legislation is available now.
Announcing 2014/2015 Respiratory Therapy Scholarships Each year, the OSRC recognizes Respiratory Therapy students with a scholarship to help pay for their expenses.  Three scholarships are being awarded at the OSRC State Meeting next summer.  For more information on the scholarship program, please meet with your Respiratory Therapy program director about the specifics of the scholarship.
American Lung Association Initiatives There is time to sign the letter in support of the EPA carbon standards.  This important initiative will help to reduce carbon emissions which affects the lives of many people with chronic lung disease.  To sign the letter along with other health care professionals click on this link.

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Check out the AARC website video with RTs from our very own state of Ohio.  http://www.aarc.org/headlines/14/01/membership_video/
AARC logo  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/

Read more about AARC benefits:  http://www.aarc.org/headlines/14/07/myths/
NWORCA Just what is NWORCA?  It is the Northwest Ohio Respiratory Care Association.  NWORCA is designed to promote Respiratory Care in Northwest Ohio and provide charitable funding to local organizations, foundations and individuals.  This is just one more example of vast resources that Respiratory Therapists can be to others.  Find out more about NWORCA
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
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.
Join the Western District Journal Club Earn CEUs while discussing current journal topics in Respiratory Care!  Contact our Journal Club Coordinator for more information:  Courtney Seibert
Respiratory therapists from Ohio will be meeting with our elected representatives on March 18, 2015.  Virtual Lobby Week will be happening during that time frame.  With our newly formed Congress, this is an excellent time to introduce  the Medicare Telehealth Act which will include Respiratory Therapy Services to thousands of Ohioans.  Look for Virtual Lobby Week Information Soon.
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.
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Job Openings Have open positions?  Let the OSRC help you fill them by advertising on our site.  For more information click here.
Want to view open positions?  Click on this link to find out about potential employers.