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2014
ISRC Board Meetings

 

April 25, 2014

(open to the public)
12:00pm-4:00pm
Ivy Tech Community College/Lawrence Campus
Room 361
9301 East 59th Street, Indianapolis, In.  46216
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June 27, 2014

12:00pm-4:00pm

Conference Call Meeting

Aug 8, 2014

12:00pm-4:00pm

Conference Call Meeting
 

Oct 8, 2014

5:30pm to 8:00pm Bloomington Conference Center
 


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AARC URM Survey

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 Standards Resource Center

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If you have an Indiana address (home/work) and are a member of the AARC, you are AUTOMATICALLY a member of the ISRC.
 
 
   
 

 

Welcome to the Indiana Society for Respiratory Care Website.

"The mission of the Indiana Society for Respiratory Care is to provide proactive leadership in the delivery of Respiratory Care and to promote professionalism among Respiratory Care Practitioners."

 


 

Please Click Here for the ISRC Calendar of Future Events!


 

It’s Virtual Lobby Week—Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Respiratory therapists are going to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress to lobby for support of HR 2619 The “Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act”. You can help these DC-bound respiratory therapists joined by patient advocates and local area RT students in their efforts by contacting your own members of Congress just before they arrive in D.C.
Virtual Lobby Week is set to begin Friday March 21st through April 1, 2014

Click Here for More Information


 

The 2014 Healthy Lung Expo is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at the Indianapolis Marriott North!  This year, the American Lung Association in Indiana is hosting this 1-day educational conference with three educational tracks- one for patients and caregivers, one for asthma educators and parents, and one for general lung health professionals.  Special highlights of the program include:
 

Breakfast, lunch, and all educational materials are covered in the registration fee

Lunchtime inspirational speaker, Col. Mark A. Smith, lung cancer survivor
Raffle ticket for fabulous prizes!
Liquid oxygen refills and wheelchairs available for lung disease patients
5 CEs for respiratory therapists and 2.6 CEs for nurses
20 industry exhibitors and supporters
The opportunity to meet and network with other patients, caregivers, or professionals
Registration fees are $5 for patients, $75 for asthma educators or lung health professionals, and a special $25 rate for students!
 
For more information or to register, please visit our website, Click Here, or contact Meghan at 317-819-1181 or Meghan.McNulty@LungIN.org.  Registration deadline is April 9th, 2014. 


 

Earn Free Cash Recruiting a New

ISRC/AARC Member!

THE CHALLENGE:

Recruit one new member to the ISRC/AARC and you and the new member will be entered in a drawing to win a total of $300.00

That's $150.00 of prize money each just for recruiting a new member and in return they will receive all of the positive benefits of being an ISRC/AARC member.

But wait there's more, your name will go in EACH time you recruit another therapist with NO Limit!

And as an added bonus if you recruit 5 new members you can attend the ISRC fall conference for free

We look forward to your participation and help in advancing membership to the Indiana Society for Respiratory Care the hands that have helped a profession for 50 years!

Click here for rules and to Enter Contest

 


 

The Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act of 2013 has a bill number in the House of Representatives.  It is H.R.2619.  Representative John Lewis from Georgia introduced it on July 8, 2013.  What that means now is we need to get Co-Sponsors in the House!!  As of now there are no listed co-sponsors, so every state is on the hook to contact their legislators to ask them to co-sponsor.

Click picture above for more information and a link to contact your legislator

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Communication Directory

Quick Reference Guide

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Toolkit

 

The toolkit is designed to educate and assist hospitals in setting the charge for G0424, the code assigned Medicare’s pulmonary rehabilitation program benefit.

Click Here for more information from AARC.org

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The Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition has completed its article and short description about the asthma resource guide and the FREE asthma CME program offered on www.InJAC.org. These resources are available 24 hours a day seven days a week and are completely free of charge.  

 

The mission of the Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition is to reduce the burden of asthma in Indiana.

 

Free Asthma CME and Free Asthma Resource Guide Article

 

CME Training and Resource Guide

The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is a free phone-based counseling service that helps Indiana smokers quit. Our services include:
One on one coaching for Tobacco Users who have decided to quit
Resources for Healthcare Providers who want to improve patient outcomes
Best Practices for Employers who want to implement smoke-free policies
Support for Family and Friends who want to help loved ones stop smoking
Tools for Tobacco Control partners to complement their current programs
Our services are available to you 7 days-a-week in multiple languages. We promise to meet you where you are and provide solutions tailored to your needs.
For support information call us today at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.


 

 

AARC Capitol Connection


Contact your Congressional Representative Now 

Member Discount for Exams

 

 

 

Get a discount for your NBRC exams!

Exclusive for AARC members only.

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NBRC RE-CREDENTIALING


Individuals who earned NBRC credentials after July 1, 2002 MUST renew their credentials every 5 years, by participating in the NBRC Continuing Competency Program. This applies to all credentials granted by the NBRC (CRT, RRT, CPFT, RPFT, Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist). Credentials earned before July, 2002 are exempt from this program.


Three options are available for re-credentialing:
a) Continuing Education
b) Re-examination
c) Upgrading credentials


Visit the NBRC web site at nbrc.org for details on these 3 options and the re-credentialing process.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services works to protect the health of all Americans and provides essential services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.  

If you (or someone you are caring for) are one of the millions of Americans who need the benefits and services they provide, please download the file below:

Help is on the line!


 

Rx for Indiana - A partnership for prescription assistance

Rx for Indiana to Help Hoosiers Find Prescription Drug Assistance has created a partnership with nearly 60 health care, community, business and consumer groups including The Indiana Society for Respiratory Care. 

 

For more information please visit their website at: Rxforlndiana.orq 


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