Every year, the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) hosts “National Respiratory Care Week,” an event created to highlight the work of respiratory therapists in an effort to promote lung health.
“Respiratory Therapists all across the country are gearing up for this celebration, “ says Karen Stewart, MSc, RRT, FAARC, 2011-2012 AARC President. “Since 1982, the AARC has celebrated the work of respiratory therapists, the frontline health care givers who treat respiratory diseases and conditions.”
Respiratory therapists (RTs) are key in improving the lives of those with COPD and other respiratory illnesses. We at the COPD Foundation are grateful for their contribution to our mission, and applaud their dedication to programs that help patients regain some of their lost lung function.
“National Respiratory Care Week” will be held in locations all over the U.S. from October 21-27, 2012. It will be a time for RTs to celebrate their accomplishments and educate their local communities about lung health.
To learn more about careers in respiratory care, visit the AARC’s website at http://www.aarc.org/career.