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
more about these positions or to nominate yourself or
someone else, contact our
Virtual Lobby Week
||Virtual Lobby Week is
coming up soon. Beginning March 6, 2015 we are asking
RTs to contact their elected officials from the State of
Ohio. Together, with RTs from all across the country,
we have the opportunity for our voices to be heard.
To find out more about how to contact your elected
representative, visit the
PACT site. This year's legislative initiative focuses
Information on the Telehealth Parity legislation is
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.
with the OSRC on Facebook today!
Check out the AARC
website video with RTs from our very own state of Ohio.
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
Read more about AARC benefits:
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
American Heart Association Survey
ATTENTION: American Heart Certified (CPR, ACLS, PALS)
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:
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,
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
is a nationwide health initiative to get people screened
for lung disease. Find out more
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
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.
Use Paypal to pay for your membership.
Have open positions? Let the OSRC help you fill them
by advertising on our site. For more information
to view open positions? Click on this link to find out