AARC Election 2021 – Meet RCSW Candidate Carl Hinkson

All Active and Life members as of Sept. 4, 2020 of the American Association for Respiratory Care may vote online for 2021 officers, directors-at-large, and the specialty section chair* positions. * NOTE – Only specialty section members may vote for specialty section chairs. Voting Opens Via Email on Sept. 9. Because the voting system validates […]

RCSW Annual Business Meeting Invitation

Hello Respiratory Colleagues, The COVID-19 cancellation of our 2020 Spring Congress also negated our annual business meeting conducted on the conferences last day. The RCSW is offering a virtual business meeting (via Zoom) at 0900 on Saturday 7/18/20. With the continued uncertainty about large physical gatherings, we’re transitioning our focus on virtual formats to meet […]

AARC Live 2020 Virtual Event Coming in July

REGISTER COVID-19 set a new standard for delivering patient care and collaborating with colleagues worldwide. Using this experience as a foundation, AARC LIVE! 2020 will help respiratory therapists learn together to lead the profession beyond COVID-19. AARC LIVE! includes four learning tracks spread across four days—one track per day. Tracks range from management, education, and […]

2020 RCSW Elections Guide and Ballot

It is time once again to elect the next leaders in the RCSW! If you are an AARC member and live or work in the State of Washington, you are a RCSW member and eligible to cast a vote! Voting will be open from June 10th to July 10th, 2020. Thank you for your continued […]

Washington State is Facing a Shortage of Respiratory Therapists!

In the COVID-19 crisis, the world now recognizes Respiratory Therapists for the lifesaving care they deliver to patients, now is the time to designate the students currently in training to become Respiratory Therapists as “essential students.” COVID-19 is a respiratory disease.  Respiratory Therapists (licensed as Respiratory Care Practitioners under Chapter 18.89 RCW) are the specially trained, dedicated […]

Scholarship Application for Students Deadline Extended to April 25th

The Respiratory Care Society of Washington will be awarding two scholarships in 2020 for students seeking a career in respiratory care. This award is for students who are currently enrolled in a baccalaureate or an associate program in the state of Washington working towards earning their degree in Respiratory Care. This scholarship is not for […]

RCSW Pacific Northwest Congress in Spokane this April is Cancelled

Dear Colleagues, As society deals with the increasing ramifications of Covid19, the RCSW is announcing the cancellation of the Pacific NW Congress in Spokane this April. Attempting to meet at this time will place our respiratory community at increased risk, and impact hospital staffing during this time of critical need. Respiratory Care’s role throughout this […]

AARC Summer Forum 2020

The Premier Leadership Meeting for RT Managers and Educators The AARC Summer Forum is headed to Snowbird, Utah for 2020! Register early by March 2 and you can save up to $150.  Summer Forum 2020 (ONLY) Mon, Jul 13, 2020 thru Wed, Jul 15, 2020 Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, UT “Where Challenges Become Opportunities” — Join us […]

Inaugural RCSW RT Skills Rodeo

RCSW Pacific Northwest Congress in Spokane this April is Canceled The RCSW skills rodeo is an event that tests teams of respiratory therapist on fundamental skills and knowledge required of the professional respiratory therapist. Teams of 2-3 RT’s will compete against each other to complete 10 events testing the team’s knowledge and performance of skills. […]

Respiratory Therapists – Take Action Now!

Along with the AARC the RCSW is supporting multiple legislative initiatives that increase the visibility of respiratory therapists and highlight their skills and expertise in patient care and need your help! You, your family and friends can help support our efforts by reviewing the legislative initiatives that are most important to the Association and sending […]