HELP ENSURE THAT RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS ARE NOT LEFT OUT!!!
** Although the campaign has ended, THE LINK IS STILL ACTIVE. If you haven’t already done so, please send your letters of support to benefit respiratory therapists. Thank you!
Click this link to email your letters of support now: TAKE ACTION
OR Text the word Breathe to 52886 ---Takes less than 1 minute, really!
Send your letters to your Representatives now to enlist their support of HR2508. This bill seeks approval for a 3-year pilot to determine IF IT'S BENEFICIAL FOR RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN TELEHEALTH to provide disease management services, patient self-management education and training, demonstration/evaluation of proper inhaler techniques, smoking cessation, and remote patient monitoring to Medicare beneficiaries with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
The intent is to demonstrate the value RTs bring to the health care system and to their patients through improved health outcomes and lower costs, AND to assure that RTs are identified as telehealth practitioners in the Medicare statute.
Review the Bill: H.R. 2508 (the BREATHE Act)
MIKKI THOMPSON RECOGNIZED WITH BILL LAMB AWARD!!!
Announced at the 2019 AARC HOD meeting at Summer Forum in Ft. Lauderdale, Earnestine (Mikki) Thompson MS, RRT, FAARC, Director, Respiratory/Pulmonary Services at South Miami Hospital was selected to receive the prestigious AARC Bill Lamb Award. Mikki is a former AARC Delegate as well as Past-President of the FSRC.
The award was created in 2014 in honor of a respiratory therapist who for over 3 decades went “above and beyond for the profession”. Bill Lamb was an AARC Delegate representing the state of Missouri “who led by example and through his mentoring activities”.
The award will be presented at the 2019 AARC Congress in New Orleans. Congratulations Mikki!!! As always, you make Florida and the profession proud.
Upcoming Live Events
Suncoast Pulmonary Symposium - RESCHEDULED
up to 14 CEUs
September 4-6, 2019
December 12 - December 13, 2019
*Posted as a community service; Endorsed but not sponsored by the FSRC
Happenings in Respiratory Therapy
BOARD OF RESPIRATORY CARE BOARD MEETINGS
FLORIDA SOCIETY FOR RESPIRATORY CARE UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS
Note: All current FSRC members are welcome to attend: CEUs are not awarded.
February 21, 2020 9:00am-3:00pm
May 1, 2020 9:00am-3:00pm