Respiratory Care Week 2017

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Plan Ahead to Celebrate Respiratory Care Week
Oct. 22–28, 2017

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 in respiratory care, whether it’s neonatal-pediatrics, geriatrics, emergency care, pulmonary rehabilitation, acute care, home care, education, sleep or another specialty, your role as a respiratory therapist is to restore and improve lung heath to patient’s lives. RC Week is the time to tell your story and educate the community.

Need ideas for planning an RC Week event or celebration?

AARC is here to help. Download American Association for Respiratory Care’s Respiratory Care Week Planning Guide to help you organize fun and engaging events for your facility or community.

RT students and universities, you won’t want to miss this great opportunity to contribute and 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

Plan now to celebrate with your community, fellow respiratory practitioners, patients, students and future respiratory therapists during this special week!

Shop for Official Respiratory Care Week Products

As the official sponsor for Respiratory Care Week, the AARC offers Respiratory Care Week themed products to support your events and activities.

Visit the Respiratory Care Week Store, hosted by AARC’s partner Jim Coleman, Ltd. The store offers a wide range of Respiratory Care Week themed products like t-shirts, RC Week kits, banners and gifts.

Respiratory Care Week Products Go to the RC Week Store

The AARC Respiratory Care Week Store offers:

  • AARC Member discounts
  • Online orders with a credit card, or offline orders with a purchase order or check
  • Financial support to AARC programs and services for our members

All orders through the Respiratory Care Week Store will be handled by the Jim Coleman, Ltd. support team.

Need Brochures, Tips Sheets, Hand-Outs or Videos for Your Event?

AARC offers educational products, lecture videos, health and career fair brochures, as well as many other professional items in the AARC Store.

AARC Store Products Go to the AARC Store

Respiratory Care Week Social Media Toolkit

Social media is a great platform you can use to spread public awareness about Respiratory Care Week.

Join us in celebrating this special week and take advantage of our social media toolkit to help spread awareness and RT pride with your social media community. Our social media toolkit has all the resources you need including Facebook and Twitter cover photos, shareable graphics, and a profile photo filter for your personal Facebook. We also encourage you to use #RCWeek17 on your own social media graphics, and Facebook and Twitter posts to keep the messaging branded and cohesive.

Cover Photo

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Facebook Cover Photo

Social Media Post Graphics

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Facebook Profile Photo Filter

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Don’t forget to include #RCWeek17 in your posts!

Share Your Photos and Stories with AARC

What did you do for RC Week? AARC wants to know! Share your stories and pics that show how your team celebrated and raised awareness in your community. Stories collected will be posted on our AARC Facebook site, Twitter, AARConnect, and maybe even published in our membership magazine AARC Times.

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