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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Who Is the TSRC and What Do They Do?

Currently as President my focus is on expanding our footprint and brand as a state society. What I mean by that is really getting the word out. The first step to branding is answering the simple questions of who we are and what we do. The TSRC as well as the AARC have so much to offer you as a professional and you as a clinician. Who we are: The TSRC is a chartered affiliate … Read more