Pulmonary Press News
It was announced at the ISRC Fall Conference 2019, that the overall winning Student scholarship submission was authored by a student from the Ivy Tech Fort Wayne campus and won the coveted Bob Glass Memorial Scholarship. Sophia Walsh was the recipient and she penned a wonderful document.
Tom McClory, RRT-ACCS, will be retiring on December 31, 2019 after 18 years at Franciscan Health Indianapolis. Tom started his lengthy career in respiratory care at St. Francis Beech Grove and has held positions as a Senior Critical Care Therapist, and now Education Team Lead.
For about 2 months leading up to the RT week dates for 2019, the ISRC participated with Promotions Plus to market to RT departments and Vendors who do business with RT staff for gift buying. The RT departments in the state were emailed a catalog of items ranging from $2 to $10 and there are other items depending on what is sought initially.
The bill we have been waiting for, the CONNECT for Health Act (Creating Opportunities Now for New and Effective Care Technologies), was released on October 30 by members of the House and Senate telehealth working group.
As we know, the ISRC Fall Conference 2019 is in the books and fully rated as a successful production by all accounts. Vendors, presenters, and mostly participants provided positive feedback confirming that the ISRC made the right choice with new partner Embassy Suites by Hilton.
The Wednesday Evening ISRC Board meeting was convened October 9, 2019. Janet Sievers provided a re-port on award activity that she formulated as the committee chair. There were three Scholarships awarded to Respiratory Care students.
The practice of vaping has become a scourge with unknown outcomes which now includes serious lung injury and even death. Vaping and its impact on Lung Injury is very concerning when we consider the occurrence of deaths among some users, the serious hospitalizations by many other users, and the banning of vaping by some states.
What Can I Do to Prevent My Child from Using E-cigarettes or to Help Them Stop? Set a good example by being tobacco-free and ensure that your kid is not exposed to the secondhand emissions from any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.