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August 1st East TN Chapter Meeting

We are planning to have another chapter meeting on Wednesday August 1st @ 5:30pm in the Cherokee Room at Indian Path Medical Center. We will be offering 1 CEU during this meeting. The CEU offered will be the required Safety/Ethics for every year. After the speaker is finished, I would like to discuss a few things going on at the chapter level, then dismiss. Things that will be discussed include: Benefits for TSRC membership and activity, Volunteers needed to drive golf carts during the fall race at BMS August 16th and 17th, brainstorming ideas for a 5K we are hosting Sat. Oct. 27th (sponsors, T shirts, Trophies, Donations, EMS, Timing devices). We are also trying to put together a meet and greet for our area RT’s within our chapter limits, to help recruit for more activity, during RT week 2018. A charge of $10 for the CEU, debut/credit will be accepted! Students are free of charge. Thanks, hope to see you all there!

New Continuing Education Rules Become Effective on November 26, 2015

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The Tennessee Board of Respiratory Care has revised the rules governing continuing education (CE). The new rules take effect on November 26, 2015.

The CE hours obtained by respiratory therapists must meet the following requirements:

  1. Each respiratory therapist who holds a Tennessee license must get 12 hours of CE every calendar year. The previous requirement was 10 hours.
  2. At least 5 of the 12 hours must pertain to the clinical practice of respiratory care or to research related to the cardio-pulmonary system.
  3. At least 1 of the 12 hours must pertain to “patient safety” (as that term is defined by the Joint Commission).
  4. At least 1 of the 12 hours must be a course focused on the professional or ethical standards required of respiratory therapists.
  5. The remaining 5 hours may pertain to other topics, such as education or management.

The list of organizations whose CE activities and programs are considered pre-approved has been revised and expanded. This is the new list:
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