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Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Professional Organizations - Respiratory Care
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  • 1. Respiratory Care Understanding the Organizations thatUnderstanding the Organizations that Serve Our ProfessionServe Our Profession
  • 2. In Respiratory Care American Association for Respiratory Care The professional association Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Programs The accrediting body for schools National Board for Respiratory Care The credentialing body
  • 3. American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Champion of the professionChampion of the profession Protector of the professionProtector of the profession Representative for the professionRepresentative for the profession
  • 4. Champion Advances the “art and science” ofAdvances the “art and science” of respiratory care through publications,respiratory care through publications, standards development,standards development, encouragement of researchencouragement of research Promotes and sponsors continuingPromotes and sponsors continuing educationeducation Publishes and promotes scientificPublishes and promotes scientific literatureliterature
  • 5. Protector Advances our professional agenda inAdvances our professional agenda in Washington DCWashington DC Encourages and advises on stateEncourages and advises on state professional issuesprofessional issues Promotes agenda based on what isPromotes agenda based on what is best for our patientsbest for our patients
  • 6. Representative Participates in activities in whichParticipates in activities in which respiratory therapists have an interest.respiratory therapists have an interest. Represents the profession with otherRepresents the profession with other organizations and agencies.organizations and agencies.
  • 7. Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Accredits respiratory care educationalAccredits respiratory care educational programsprograms Sponsored by AARC and threeSponsored by AARC and three physician organizationsphysician organizations
  • 8. National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Administers examinations leading toAdministers examinations leading to credentials in respiratory carecredentials in respiratory care  RRTRRT  CRTCRT  CPFTCPFT  RPFTRPFT  RRT-NPSRRT-NPS
  • 9. National Board for Respiratory Care Sponsored by the AARC, the NationalSponsored by the AARC, the National Society for Pulmonary Technology, andSociety for Pulmonary Technology, and three physician organizationsthree physician organizations Works with state licensing boardsWorks with state licensing boards Accredited by the National CommissionAccredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agenciesfor Certifying Agencies
  • 10. Physician organizations Board of Medical AdvisorsBoard of Medical Advisors American Thoracic SocietyAmerican Thoracic Society American College of Chest PhysiciansAmerican College of Chest Physicians American Society of AnesthesiologistsAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists National Association of MedicalNational Association of Medical Directors of Respiratory CareDirectors of Respiratory Care
  • 11. Board of Medical Advisors A board of physician advisors to AARCA board of physician advisors to AARC that includes representatives from threethat includes representatives from three main AARC sponsoring organizations:main AARC sponsoring organizations: ATS, ACCP, and ASA.ATS, ACCP, and ASA. Also includes reps from AmericanAlso includes reps from American Academy of Pediatrics, AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics, American College of Allergy and Immunology,College of Allergy and Immunology, Society of Critical Care Medicine, andSociety of Critical Care Medicine, and NAMDRC.NAMDRC.
  • 12. ATS - American Thoracic Society ATS members help prevent and fightATS members help prevent and fight respiratory disease around the globe.respiratory disease around the globe. Originally formed as the physician armOriginally formed as the physician arm of the American Lung Associationof the American Lung Association Known for publication of “the blueKnown for publication of “the blue journal,” The American Journal ofjournal,” The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
  • 13. ACCP - American College of Chest Physicians Physician groups whose membersPhysician groups whose members specialize in chest medicine --specialize in chest medicine -- pulmonary and cardiology.pulmonary and cardiology. Publishes “Chest”Publishes “Chest”
  • 14. ASA - American Society of Anesthesiologists Organized to raise and maintain theOrganized to raise and maintain the standards of medical practice ofstandards of medical practice of anesthesiology.anesthesiology. One of the three primary, and original,One of the three primary, and original, sponsors of the AARC.sponsors of the AARC.
  • 15. NAMDRC - National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care An organization of medical directors forAn organization of medical directors for respiratory care departments.respiratory care departments. Purpose is to educate its members andPurpose is to educate its members and address regulatory, legislative andaddress regulatory, legislative and payment issues that relate to thepayment issues that relate to the delivery of health care to patients withdelivery of health care to patients with respiratory disorders.respiratory disorders.

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