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Smoke Free Indy’s Annual Holiday Party and Coalition Celebration

November 20, 2019

Julie Boas, RRT is a Disease Management Coordinator for the Respiratory Care department at Franciscan Health, Indianapolis and the ACO there. She sent the Pulmonary Press publishers office a notification of the Annual Smoke Free Annual Holiday Party and Coalition Celebration for Indianapolis.

Mitchell Bruce Ingle

A Heartfelt Sympathy To Our Close Friend for Her Loss

November 20, 2019

On November 4, 2019, Mitchell Bruce Ingle, of Mooresville, Indiana passed away at home after a long battle with Parkinson disease. Mitchell was 63 and was the husband of our beloved Pat Ingle from IU Health and dutiful servant of the ISRC.

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45th ISRC Fall Conference – Photos

November 19, 2019

Random photos from the 45th ISRC Fall Conference.

Jennifer Brink

Time to Step Away

November 19, 2019

Logan Mynatt sent me the scoop on a practitioner who is well known throughout Indiana – Jennifer Brink. Jennifer is stepping away from the RT field to concentrate on liver transplant recovery and on life.

Note from the Past President – Mary Todd, RRT

November 19, 2019

With 2019 coming to a close, we look ahead with anticipation to the changes facing us in Indiana. We are hoping that Telemedicine will continue being explored and evaluated in a pilot program with the potential of having Respiratory Therapy practitioners included in this method of reaching and serving our patients.

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RTs Level of Burnout When Routinely Involved in Multidisciplinary Debriefings and or Committees

October 29, 2019

Newly announced incentive – $5 Starbucks Gift Card for the 1st 100 completing the survey.
Surveying Registered Respiratory Therapists who primarily work in the ED or ICU to determine the level of professional burnout. The purpose is to determine if correlations exist between RTs who are routinely involved in multidisciplinary debriefings or committees and their levels of burnout.

Vicky Hicks

Bloomington says “Goodbye” to Vicky Hicks

August 21, 2019

Bloomington Hospital lost a cherished employee on Wednesday, June 5. Vicky Hicks was an employee for over 27 years in Respiratory Care, Wound Care, Sleep Lab and Pulmonary Rehab.

Patricia Ann Bays

Pat Bays of Ball Memorial Hospital will be Missed.

August 20, 2019

Patricia Ann Bays of Muncie Indiana died this month. While she did attend Royerton High School, she also worked as an esteemed respiratory care practitioner for 19 years at Ball Memorial Hospital.