RCSW Public Awareness

This year, the RCSW had 38 volunteers sign up at the RCSW State meeting in Spokane to help promote lung health, raise awareness of Respiratory Therapists and the RCSW.  Thank you for your support! September coincides with World Spirometry Day and Healthy Lungs for Life promoted by the European Respiratory Society and European Lung Foundation.  We […]

How AARC Membership Can Help You

We all have a busy life outside of work, but that’s where RCSW and AARC membership can help. They assist you to be the best respiratory therapist you can be—and can help you build your career—so you can take care of all of the other stuff in your life.   When you join the AARC […]

AARC Sputum Bowl

Thanks to a new category being dubbed “Renegade Teams,” anyone who assembles a Sputum Bowl team of AARC members from a single state can apply to bring their team to Vegas. Teams must apply before August 29th!

Support HR 2619 The “Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act”

The AARC’s Virtual Lobby Week has been a success! Well over 20,000 emails from respiratory therapists, patients, and caregivers and friends of the profession were sent to all Members of Congress asking for support of HR 2619 theMedicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act. The RCSW had a successful trip to DC.  We visited every delegation and […]

WSDOH Revising Continuing Education Requirements Rules for Licensure

The Washington State Department of Health has been revising the continuing education requirements rules that apply to a Respiratory Care Practitioner license. They are presently in the public comment phase.    Draft of Continuing Education Rule This initial draft incorporates input received from all participating interested persons and the DOH Program Manager is now soliciting […]

RCSW Advanced Degree Scholarship Applications Due March 7th

The Respiratory Care Society of Washington will be awarding student scholarships this year to Washington State Respiratory Care Practitioners who are currently enrolled in Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral Programs. To receive an application please, contact:Bob Bonner, RCSW Scholarship Committee bbonner@highline.edu Applications are due March 7, 2014

RCSW 2014 Nomination/Volunteer Information

The RCSW needs you! Would you like to become involved with the RCSW or do you know someone who would? Would you like to run for an office or volunteer to help out in the RCSW? Or just talk to someone about the requirements of office or obligations? Please feel free to email Fred Goglia for more information.

AARC Membership

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 […]

BAS in Allied Health Degree Approved at Seattle Central College

I just returned from the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges meeting where they voted unanimously to approve the Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Allied Health at Seattle Central Community College. The degree will initially house four tracks; Respiratory Care, Dental Hygiene (starting next year) Community Health and Education and Health Services Management (Starting in the near future). The Respiratory Care program at Seattle Central is in the process of transitioning to this degree and will accept the first cohort to enter the degree in Fall 2014. This degree approval brings the existing RCP program up to the baccalaureate level as well as opens up opportunities for credentialed working professionals to complete a baccalaureate degree.