Franciscan Health Indy climbers were again successful raising funds to help breathing causes for the ALA. One RT (John Murphy) and 2 Pulmonologists (Faisal Khan and Sarfraz Ahmed) were on the team with several other nurses, physicians and other staff. Community Health had a team with RT Informatics Ricki Shepard, RRT leading the climb, enjoying the day, the climb, and the preceding Boot camp at NIFS.
When the Board of Directors last met, we hosted some students one of which was Robert Branch from IRTEC. I asked Robert about engagement with our society newsletter, “The Pulmonary Press” and invited contribution. I was pleasantly surprised to learn of the arduous activity and collaboration between Robert and other authors with a virtual reality company to produce a deep breathing application to help calm users or viewers of this work. The app is called “The Lotus Pond – A Calm Experience trailer” and was an idea of Robert’s to help people breathe deeply.
Chapter 7 Teddy Bear Clinic for children to raise awareness about asthma, pneumonia, respiratory therapy, and more. It was a great and fun event in our Chapter.
Chapter 1 was able to celebrate a notable retirement at the Franciscan Health Crown Point hospital facility on March 29. Georgene Paulauski, RRT was manager there and worked for 43 years before saying goodbye.