National Affiliation

The Respiratory Care Society of Washington (RCSW)
is a Washington state nonprofit corporation and
a chartered affiliate of the
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

About Us

The RCSW is a dedicated advocate of the concerns and for the advancement of the Respiratory Care Profession in Washington state and, through its affiliation with the AARC, at the national level.  We encourage, develop, and provide educational programs for those persons interested in respiratory care and diagnostics; we advance the science, technology, ethics and art of respiratory care through institutes, meetings, lectures, publications, and other materials; we facilitate cooperation and understanding among respiratory care personnel and medical profession, allied health professions, hospitals, service companies, industry, governmental organizations, and other agencies interested in respiratory care; and we provide education of the general public in pulmonary health promotion and disease prevention

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Benefits of AARC Membership

Join or Renew

When you join the AARC and your membership address is in the state of Washington, you automatically become a member of the RCSW. If you aren’t a member, please consider joining … you’ll become part of the only organization in the state of Washington whose primary purpose is serving the concerns of the Respiratory Care professional.

More members mean more opportunities for us to deliver better education, better management tools, and better communication and information resources for everyone. More members allow us to lead change on a national and state level for better patient care through advocacy and education.

Benefits of AARC Membership

Join or Renew

Social Media Code of Conduct

The Respiratory Care Society of Washington (RCSW) provides social media (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn) as a means for respiratory professionals to discuss current events in respiratory care. We encourage users to engage in respectful dialog.

By using this and other RCSW Internet sites (, etc.) you agree to the terms outlined herein. If at any time, you have questions regarding these terms, please feel free to message our page administrators/webmasters. We, the RCSW, have established the following guidelines to ensure that these online forums provide a positive environment for the free exchange of ideas.

1. Be Respectful.
The RCSW provides this page as a means to disseminate information and provide a forum for dialog. Content may be posted here to stimulate conversation. Please be respectful when discussing content. We expect users to be professional and avoid defamatory remarks of any kind. Personal attacks, hate speech, and profane, obscene, abusive, inflammatory, and/or disrespectful content will not be tolerated. The RCSW reserves the right to delete any content that does not meet these guidelines at any time. The RCSW also reserves the right to ban users from posting if the code of conduct is not followed.

2. Protect the privacy of yourself and others.
Do not post personal information (phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, etc.). Additionally, please respect HIPAA guidelines and refrain from posting patient information.

3. Respect intellectual property and copyright.
Do not post the content of others and represent it as your own. Please link to original articles / content and source your material as appropriate.

4. This is a public forum.
The RCSW is not responsible for content and/or opinions posted by others on this page.

5. These pages ae monitored by the RCSW.
The RCSW reserves the right to monitor this page and moderate content on this page as it deems necessary. This includes the removal of posts that are deemed inappropriate at any time.

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Be a Content Contributer

Has your institution, department, you, or a coworker effected a noteworthy accomplishment to the betterment of the respiratory professional community or to the public?  Sponsored a conference or event? Went above and beyond professionally?  Here’s your chance to share with the respiratory community.  We would like to hear about the great things the respiratory professionals in our state are doing. Be a content contributer to and the RCSW Newsleter and tell us about it!

Email us with your story and pictures and you may just see it here at, in the RCSW Newsletter, or on the RCSW Facebook page.

now, the legal stuff …

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.  Prior to using any content submitted to us, you must complete a free copyright license form, digitally sign it (see “How to set up a Digital ID Signiture with Adobe Reader“) and email it to us.

Photographs submitted may be displayed on the Respiratory Care Society of Washington’s website (, or on social networks (such as Facebook or Twitter). Subjects within the photographs may include healthcare providers, but subjects must give you consent to use their image in your photograph. Photographs containing patients (or their families) will not be used.

Articles related to the promotion or advertisement of products will not be used.

Place an Employment Advertisement

General Advertising Information   

  1. All advertisement postings on this site are by the RCSW Webmaster.
  2. The RCSW pays for its domain ( and web server hosting costs from the RCSW budget.
  3. Funds from paid advertisements on this site are placed in the general fund for the RCSW.
  4. The RCSW is a non-profit corporation.  Funds from paid advertisements will help support operations costs and the RCSW Scholarship Fund.
  5. Information advertised on this site is reviewed but not hosted by the owners of the site. Employment opportunities are paid by third parties advertising RCP positions in this region.


Respiratory Care Employment Opportunities:

Companies that wish to advertise employment opportunities may post an ad describing their facility and employment needs. (example: Employment Link )

Rate: $50.00/1 month, $100.00/3 months, $150.00/6 months, or $200.00/1 year postings. Fee is non-refundable. The RCSW is not presently charging to advertise employment positions.  Advertisements will remain posted for 3 months unless requested otherwise.

Terms: Advertiser will provide text (copy) for the advertisement. A company logo may also be added. Logo sizes may vary. JPG or GIF format only. The RCSW reserves the privilege to size the logo according to web designer needs. Copy may be changed at the time of review during good faith posting. Advertisement includes a hyperlink to the advertiser’s URL and a contact information email hyperlink. The advertisement can be withdrawn at the advertiser’s request.


If you would like to place an employment opportunity or become a RCSW Web Site Sponsor on,  please provide us with all pertinent information and material via this email link.