Advanced Degree Scholarships  Packets Available for 2018

The Respiratory Care Society of Washington has scholarships funds available for AARC  members who are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral Programs. To receive an application packet please contact Toni Damato by February 15th at

45th Annual Pacific Northwest Regional Respiratory Care Conference and Scientific Assembly – Vendor Prospectus

Get Ready for Spokane April 15 – 17th 2018 Present your message and product to over 400 respiratory therapists, registered nurses, physicians, and department managers! What makes the RCSW conference so great? Critical care workshop: Interactive Mechanical Ventilation Simulation Specialty sessions covering acute care, diagnostics, neonatal and pediatrics Over 30 unique presentations in all specialty […]

A Toast to Health & Wellness – Wine Tasting to Benefit the RCSW

   Saturday, February 24 at 1 PM – 4 PM Northwest Cellars Winery 11909 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98034 Get Tickets Did you know that February is heart month? It’s true! The first American Heart Month took place in 1964, under president Lyndon B. Johnson. Since then, the American Heart Association has used February, and its fondness for […]

RCSW Student Engagement Newsletter

My Experience attending the 2017 AARC House of Delegates Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana By: Michael Davis I would like to start off by giving thanks to the Student Engagement Committee (SEC), the Respiratory Care Society of Washington (RCSW), the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC), and the Delegates from the Washington State HOD: Greg Carter […]

RCSW Recipient of Summit Award

by Greg Carter The Respiratory Care Society of Washington, has had a very successful year. The respiratory therapists of Washington State continue to work diligently throughout the state to promote the profession of respiratory therapy, increase public awareness of respiratory related diseases as well as the profession and advocate for our patients through education, presentations, […]

Share Your Respiratory Care Week Photos and Stories with the RCSW

Respiratory Care Week is October 22-28 this year and the RCSW is curious about what everyone is doing to celebrate. The RCSW would like to invite you to share your stories and pictures that show how your team celebrated and raised awareness in your community. Stories collected will be posted on the RCSW Facebook page, […]

RCSW Rainier Chapter Respiratory Week Meet and Greet

Come on out and celebrate Respiratory Care Week with us!! The Dystopian State Brewing Co. has a unique counterculture theme with showings of movies with dystopian landscapes (a la “Soylent Green,” “1984,” “A Clockwork Orange” and the like) and a taproom that carries over 18 taps featuring Dystopian State brews. The Rainier Chapter will provide light […]

Respiratory Therapists Deploy with DMATs for Relief Effort

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs) are being deployed to Texas from all parts of the United States. The first group from Washington state’s team, WA 1 DMAT, deployed this past Tuesday with a second team going this weekend. More teams are planned for deployment throughout September (and possibly to […]

RCSW Medical Adviser Saves Man’s Life at Mariners Game

by Alex Rozier, King on Aug 22, 2017 Bob Brown, 82, while waiting in line at a Mariners game to receive an Edgar Martinez bobblehead, suddenly collapsed.  RCSW Medical Adviser Josh Benditt was also in line, only feet away, and he stepped in to save Bob’s life. Brown had a heart attack in 2005 and had an internal […]

RCSW Member Director Candidate on the AARC Elections Ballot

This year the RCSW has one candidate on the ballot for Director-at-Large for the AARC, Gary Wickman.  Presently, there is little representation of the western states and this is an opportunity to expand that representation.  Gary’s roots are here in the Northwest and he would bring much needed regional diversity and geographical representation to the […]