TSRC State Conference Rescheduled to 2021

The Tennessee Society For Respiratory Care has rescheduled the State Convention and Exhibition to April 12-13, 2021. The conference will still to be held in Memphis at the Hilton as originally planned. Due to concerns with COVID-19, we just cannot take the risk of gathering for the educational event in 2020. We do look forward to the spring and hopefully allowing us to get together live and growing our knowledge and celebrating our profession. The … Read more

2020 TSRC Elections Are In and the Results Are:

Donna Marshall – State Vice-President Tammy Robinson – State secretary Marla Kirk – State Treasurer A big congratulations to these ladies in being elected in these positions. They will all serve until July 1, 2022. Also thanks to Pam Ditto for serving as President until July 1, 2022. I have now moved into Past – President until July 1, 2021. Thanks also to Kim Kermeen who has served as the State Treasurer for the last … Read more

Respiratory Therapists Facing Challenges While Fighting COVID-19

From WKRN.com – Nashville by: Elizabeth Lane, WKRN Web Staff Posted: Apr 21, 2020 / 05:47 AM CDT / Updated: Apr 21, 2020 / 06:47 AM CDT WKRN VIDEO NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Some on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are facing some of the toughest challenges as part of this crisis. Respiratory therapists are dealing with unprecedented struggles while trying to help patients recover from the coronavirus. When a patient has trouble … Read more

AARC Asks That RTs Be Added to Heroes Fund

Today the AARC sent a letter to House and Senate Congressional leaders urging them to specifically recognize respiratory therapists as essential health care providers for the lifesaving care they are delivering to patients with COVID-19 in any legislative provision that authorizes hazard pay for essential workers, like the Heroes Fund proposal. We also reminded them we sent a letter earlier asking that RTs be included as telehealth practitioners in any additional stimulus package being developed. … Read more