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.
Thank you for your words of encouragement, tireless spirit and for always putting patient care and safety first!
Respiratory Therapist are sometimes the unsung heroes who work endlessly especially at a time like this. The TSRC is sincerely grateful for all you do. Your front-line commitment to every patient inspires each of us to greater achievements, large and small. As your state professional association, we can’t say it often enough.
Mary Hart, TSRC President
"Keeping Safe in the Fast Lane: 5 Things to Remember"
by Dr. Mark Millard, Medical Adviser, TSRC
- Follow the Rules. This isn't the time to be freelancing or cutting corners when your health / life and those around you could be jeopardized.
- Keep your Distance. The comradery of healthcare often lends itself to hugs and high-fives. Thumbs up and a smile may be more appropriate for the moment.
- Wash your Hands for 20 Seconds. Singing Happy Birthday twice gets boring; how about a chorus of the old favorite "Staying Alive"?
- Beware of Fake News. In a crisis, the disruptive effect of purposefully inaccurate social media can sow seeds of fear and discord. Know whom you can trust… and it may not be the internet.
- Hold your Head Up High. As a respiratory therapist, you are a critical piece in providing intensive and effective care to the gravely ill. Your work makes a huge difference!
State Convention Information
49th Annual State Convention and Exhibition
The TSRC announces the 49th Annual State Convention and Exhibition being held Thursday June 25 through Friday June 26 at the Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, Texas. Join us Wednesday June, 24 for our pre-convention workshops featuring a Leadership, Lung Ultrasound & Vascular Access, and Pulmonary Function workshops.
Our keynote speaker this year include Lori Tinkler from the National Board for Respiratory Care and Mark Millard, MD the medical director of the Martha Foster Lung Care Center. Other activities include Second Annual Respiratory Care Foundation Bowling Tournament, “Meet the Leaders” Social, Exhibit Hall Grand Opening, and the annual Sputum Bowl.
Learn more about the program and activities.
2020 Sputum Bowl
The TSRC Program Committee cordially invites your student teams to participate in the 2020 TSRC Sputum Bowl Competition, Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, TX. Each respiratory care program in Texas is encouraged to send a student team to participate!
The TSRC Sputum Bowl Rules are modified and condensed from the AARC National Student Sputum Bowl Competition Rules. Please read the following rules carefully and completely. Each participating team is responsible for understanding and complying with all rules and published deadlines.
Be an RT provides the opportunity to learn about the respiratory therapy profession from actual respiratory therapists and their stories. The website contains great information about how to explore the profession, contact educational programs, and decide if the profession is a good fit for them.