* * *     TSRC 2020 STATE CONVENTION and EXHIBITION - Nov 9-10, 2020

Change: An Opportunity to Rise to the Occasion

When you hear the term “Respiratory Care”, what does it mean to you? Does it mean clocking in and clocking out to collect a pay check? Or does it mean something special?

You see, I grew up in a family of RTs and entrepreneurs, and to me the term Respiratory Therapist or Respiratory Care meant something powerful – it meant excellence, it meant changing the world. As a child, my role models were (and still are) my father and my uncle, RTs who made a difference in patients’ lives and in our profession as a whole every single day. Like most kids, I had friends who wanted to be doctors, astronauts, and even the President of the United States. I knew at an early age that I wanted to be a Respiratory Therapist, I wanted to be an entrepreneur, and I wanted to make a difference . In my mind RTs were the top of the food chain. I assumed doctors and lawyers, politicians and astronauts were all equals to Respiratory Therapists. When I went on to respiratory school I learned this is not the case, and, to tell you the truth, I was devastated with disappointment when I found out that RTs were not respected the way I felt they should be – the way I respected them. But most of all, I was devastated that RTs didn’t seem to mind this situation we were in.

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Douglas M. Kane, MD, FCCP – TSRC Medical Advisor

It is truly my pleasure to announce and welcome the newest member of the Board of Director in a capacity of Medical Advisor- Douglas M. Kane, MD, FCCP. Dr. Kane holds certifications in Critical care medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Disease. He started his career as a Respiratory Therapist then went on to George Mason University to receive a BS in Biology, later he received his MD from the Medical College of Virginia, where he also completed a Internal medicine Residency. Dr. Kane attended Vanderbilt University to receive Critical Care, Sleep and Pulmonary disease fellowships. He was an Associate Clinical Professor at

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TSRC Members Recognized by AARC and ARCF

The Tennessee Society For Respiratory Care congratulates the following TSRC members for their achievements. Gene Gantt, RRT CEO, The Eventa Group, LLC – long time TSRC member for winning the Long term care section chair for the AARC. Gene has dedicated his life to improving quality and advancing our profession outside of the acute care setting. Gene was recently the Chair of the Respiratory Care Licensing Board for TN and has held various positions on … Read more

Industry Advisors

The TSRC has been lucky to have support from the industry side of our profession on a board capacity in an Industry Advisor capacity. Over the last 3-4 years we have had the pleasure of working with Carefusion, Trace Medical, and Provider Medical in this capacity. I would like to thank Carefusion and Trace Medical on behalf of the Board of Directors. Shaun Coppock, CEO of Provider Enterprise will stay on and we are please to announce two new companies that have been appointed to this position.

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