AARC National Sputum Bowl Competition

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The Sputum Bowl is a knowledge contest that is similar to the game show “Jeopardy.” Since the late 1970’s the Sputum Bowl has been a part of every AARC national convention.

Here’s how it works. A Sputum Bowl team consists of three people sitting at a table. Close to them is another team of three seated at their own table. Both teams will listen closely when the contest question reader verbally calls out a question that concerns some aspect of respiratory care. The team that buzzes in first has 10 seconds to answer correctly and score a point. At the end of 10 minutes, the team with the most points wins.

It’s not quite this simple, but it is fun!