Do Be Like Charlie…Extending His Reach
Even though Charlie doesn’t work in a traditional role for respiratory therapists, he still identifies himself as one and he still keeps his membership in the AARC, lending his acquired expertise to others interested in disaster planning. His job as an emergency management specialist helps with planning and allocation of resources in disaster and emergency situations.
He credits his background as a respiratory therapist for helping his success today:
“My training and experience at the bedside helps me to understand and advocate for those patients with special needs, especially pulmonary patients.”
His tip for getting the most out of AARC membership:
“My tip is “Get Active”. Use and contribute to AARConnect; get on a committee whether locally or nationally; offer to be a reviewer—these are just a few of the actions any member can take to be a contributing member of AARC.”