We have added a new section to the TSRC website, the Students page! We hope that RT students throughout Tennessee will be inspired by the new section, and support it by sending content. Respiratory Care program directors in Tennessee are encouraged to send news and articles about projects their students are undertaking or have completed.
To kickoff the new section, Kylie Marshall has provided a brief article, and a video of her trip to the 2018 AARC Congress and House of Delegates. The article and video can be seen here: https://tntsrc.org/students/.
Thank you Kylie, for helping to get the Students page going.
TSRC 2019 Sputum Bowl Winner – Volunteer State
Volunteer State team with Susan Parsons, TSRC Pres, and AARC President Karen Schell.
Vol State Team Members : Michael Anderson, Stephanie Hurley, Rachel St. Georges, Cody Donovan
TSRC 2019 Sputum Bowl
Volunteer State RT Students at TSRC 2019 State Convention
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A special THANKS to the exhibitors who supported the TSRC 2019 State Convention with their participation. You helped make the Convention a success! We invite you to join us in Memphis for the TSRC 2020 State Convention.
The following companies and institutions participated in the TSRC 2019 State Conference & Exhibition.
- Airgas Healthcare
- BJC Healthcare
- Breas Medical
- Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
- GE Healthcare
- Instrumentation Laboratory
- MGC Diagnostics
- Monaghan Medical
- Philips Healthcare
- Provider Enterprise
- Radiometer America
- Vanderbilt Health
- Ventec Life Systems
- Vyaire Medical
The photos below are RT Students from Concorde Career College assisting TSRC President Susan Parsons in assembling State Conference Registration packets for the TSRC State Conference on April 1 & 2 in Gatlinburg, TN.
Students participating in assembling the 2019 State Conference Registration packets: Angel Wilson, Lisbeth Alonzo, Shaye Morris, Tina Reap, Victoria Frieson, Alexis Perkins, and Alexis Briggs. RT Instructor Lori Vinson, RT Program Director Michele Hadley, and RT Director of Clinical Education Mike Cleveland also helped with the packets.
Thank you all so much for your help!
The TSRC Education Committee would like to congratulate Ms. Kylie Marshall of Tennessee State University for being selected to attend the 2018 AARC House of Delegates as Tennessee’s student representative!! Kylie will be attending the House of Delegates meeting alongside our AARC state delegates, William Phillips and Joel Wilmoth. The House of Delegates meeting is followed by the 2018 AARC Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada. She will share her newfound knowledge and experiences upon her return. Thank you for participating, Kylie Marshall. We look forward to hearing all about it!
On April 9th and 10th, 2018, the TSRC presented another sensationally successful TSRC conference, thanks in large part to the efforts of Program Committee Chair, Ms. Susan Parsons, and the many dedicated presenters, attendees and vendors. This year’s conference was held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, nestled in the beautiful Smokey Mountains. Ms. Pam Ditto was honored as Outgoing President as Ms. Susan Parsons took oath as 2018 TSRC President, to begin July 1, 2018. Ms. Ditto served our state well during her time in office, leading us into 2018 and challenging our state to take a greater interest in legislative matters. Ms. Ditto will remain on the Board of Directors as Past President and advisor to Ms. Parsons.
The conference kicked off with sensational keynote speaker and Country Music Singer, Mr. Bartlee Norton. Mr. Norton treated conventioneers to top shelf entertainment followed by an inspiring discussion on being not only memorable, but legendary in the field and those you touch. Attendees were then treated to professional presentations that met the annual requirements for CEU’s through two tracks, allowing the conventioneers versatility to meet their interests.
The Exhibit Hall:
The exhibit hall and convention was supported by many great vendors. Attendees were introduced to some of the latest and most innovative technologies available to RCP’s. While visiting the exhibit, attendees fervently bid in a silent auction filled with desirable merchandise from across the state.
The student population attended in full force, as over half of the schools in the state were well represented. We were pleased to offer a few student-centered activities to include Scholarship Contests, Poster Presentation Contest, and an open forum allowing students to have the floor in front of a panel of hiring managers from the state. The Sputum Bowl was a nail-biter of a competition which pitted five strong competitors against each other. Walters State Community College emerged Sputum Bowl Champions, etching their place in the history books by winning their eighth straight competition.
The TSRC annual conference is a time for RCP’s to recharge their professional batteries and strengthen the camaraderie and unity essential to any profession. Tennessee RCP’s are doing great things across the state every day, the TSRC annual conference is the best way to connect with fellow RCP’s and stay abreast of what’s happening in your profession. We hope to see you in attendance next year!!
*Pictures courtesy of Ms. Christie Ward*