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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 […]

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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).

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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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