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AARC Link for Accredited BS RT and MS RT Programs
(CoBGRTE) is organized to help students, faculty, and the general public learn about baccalaureate and graduate respiratory therapy education in the United States of America.

CoARC ensures high quality respiratory care education through accreditation services.


Support HR 2619
“Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act”

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2015 RCSW State Conference

The 42nd Annual Pacific Northwest Regional Respiratory Care Conference and Scientific Assembly is being held April 12-14, 2015 at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center in Seattle, WA.

Full program and registration coming soon!


AARC President Salvatore shares his goals with the membership

AARC Congress 2014 Gazette - AARC President Frank Salvatore MBA RRT FAARC addressed the Annual Business Meeting, outlining his vision for his 2-year term in office.
...Here are Salvatore’s 2015–2016 presidential goals:

1. Continue to develop and execute strategies that will increase membership beyond 50,000 active members and participation in the AARC both nationally and internationally.
2. Promote activities to increase public awareness of respiratory therapists and their role in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disorders.
3. Advance the concepts and initiatives brought about by the “Respiratory Therapist for 2015 and Beyond” conferences. Develop a toolkit to ensure the existing educational programs are able to move in a direction that will allow them to continue to develop our future students at a level that is consistent with them obtaining a bachelor’s degree, which will eventually become the entry into our profession.
4. Promote and advocate for appropriate patient and caregiver access to respiratory therapists in all care settings through local, state, and national legislation, regulation, and/or policies, including, but not limited to, recognizing respiratory therapists outside the traditional health care venues as well as recognizing the credential of Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) as the minimum requirement for licensure.
5. Continue to advance our international respiratory community presence through activities designed to address issues affecting educational, medical, and professional trends in the global respiratory care community and to advance advocacy for the patient.
6. Promote the access of high-quality continuing education for development and enhancement of the skill base of today’s practitioners to meet the current and future needs of our profession.
7. Encourage the development of programs, accreditation, and credentialing of the Advanced Practice Respiratory Therapist (APRT) as a level of practice that will further improve the care given to our patients and advance the career track of our profession.
8. Maintain and expand relevant communication and alliances with key allies and organizations within our communities of interest.
9. Expand efforts to obtain research funding and develop the next generation of respiratory therapy researchers. The American Respiratory Care Foundation is an integral part of the funding/fundraising related to research; we will increase participation by our membership in ARCF fundraising activities through an educational effort that will increase awareness of the importance of the ARCF.


Screen for COPD

24 million Americans have COPD, but 12 million do not know that they have it. Are you one of the missing millions? Please take this 5 question risk screener --- it takes less than a minute to find out if you are at risk for COPD.


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 and your membership address is in the state of Washington, you automatically become a member of the RCSW.

Join or renew today.