Respiratory Care Week 2018

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Let’s Celebrate!

Respiratory Care Week is Oct. 21 – 27, and it’s a great chance to reach out to your community, patients, and colleagues, and share your story. Let them know about the many unique benefits respiratory therapists bring each day to patient care.

How will you celebrate?

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Join with the AARC to celebrate this annual event that recognizes the respiratory care profession and raises awareness for improving lung health around the world.

No matter where you work—from neonatal-pediatrics to acute care and more—you save lives and dedicate yourself to improving lung health for all patients because #BreathingMatters.

Need inspiration?

AARC is here to help. Download our Respiratory Care Week Planning Guide to help you organize fun events for your facilities and community.

RT students and universities: we encourage you to get involved too! Explore the planning guide for ways you can engage the community or partner with your local hospitals to raise lung health awareness.

RC Week Planning Guide
RC Week Planning Guide in PDF format

The Respiratory Care Week Planning Guide has ideas for organizing:

  • Staff Recognition Events
  • Staff Activities
  • Facility Activities
  • Recruiting Future RTs
  • RT College Student Activities
  • Community Activities
  • Public Relations Activities