• TSRC Government Affairs

Messages for the TSRC Membership

from Mary Hart, TSRC President and Board of Directors

I have been waiting to send this letter out for a week now as I watch the events unfold around the nation and its impact on healthcare providers. These are extraordinary times. For those working in healthcare it is business as usual, no working from home, and even working extra if needed.

Thank you, Texas Respiratory Care Practitioners, for Showing Up, Staying Calm, and Offering your Support and Comfort for those in need.

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TSRC Statement on the AARC Videos on Mechanical Ventilation of COVID-19

On behalf of the Texas Society for Respiratory Care (TSRC) Board of Directors please find the message below related to the newly released Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19 Course developed in collaboration with the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), edX, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. It is important Respiratory Therapists are aware of the facts surrounding this collaborative effort in response to staffing models during pandemic times (like COVID-19).

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2020 Practitioner of the Year

The TSRC Board of Directors (BODs) would like to extend an invitation to nominate someone for the Practitioner of the Year Award! The BODs will be accepting nominations for nine (9) categories. Criteria require the nominee be an active member of the AARC and hold an active Texas Respiratory Care Practitioner’s License. At least two (2) nominees for each specific specialty category to move forward with an award.

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Recent News

All Live Meetings Cancelled
All live meeting scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled. Watch for announcement about virtual meetings.
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Call For TSRC BOD Nominations
The TSRC is now accepting nominations for Secretary, Delegate, South Region Director and West Region Director. Below is a brief description of each position.
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TSRC Statement on the AARC Videos on Mechanical Ventilation of COVID-19
On behalf of the Texas Society for Respiratory Care (TSRC) Board of Directors please find the message below related to the newly released Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19 Course.
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“Keeping Safe in the Fast Lane: 5 Things to Remember”
Follow the Rules, Keep your Distance, Wash your Hands for 20 Seconds, Beware of Fake News, and Hold your Head Up High.
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49th Annual State Convention and Exhibition Cancelled

2020 TSRC Convention logoThe safety of our members is important to the TSRC. Due to the pandemic, the TSRC the 49th Annual State Convention and Exhibition being held Monday, September 28 through Wednesday, September 30 at the Arlington Convention Center has been cancelled. Included in this cancellation are the pre-convention workshops: Leadership, Lung Ultrasound & Vascular Access, and Pulmonary Function workshops.

Join us for a virtual meeting in September instead. Details to follow.

2020 Sputum Bowl Cancellation

TSRC Sputum BowlThe TSRC 2020 TSRC Sputum Bowl Competition, has been cancelled due to the cancellation of the Annual Meeting in Arlington. We hope to be up and running for the 2021 Annual Meeting, stay tuned for more details.

South Padre Island Conference Cancelled

The safety of the TSRC membership is important. Due to the pandemic, the September 17 & 18 conference at the South Padre Resort has been cancelled.

Join us for a virtual meeting in September. Details to follow.