Pulmonary Press News

Dave Sears

Retirement looms large for some RT’s

August 2, 2019

Dave Sears, RRT, will be retiring on August 1, after 38 years of service. Dave began his career in Respiratory Therapy in 1981 in the Franciscan Respiratory Therapy department at Beech Grove, IN.

ISRC Chapter 7 Update

August 2, 2019

Chapter 7 of the ISRC will hold an ISRC Chapter Advisory Board Meeting on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Schneck Medical Center at noon.

Mary Todd

Note from the President – August 2019

August 2, 2019

As 2019 rolls along in Indiana, we have changes to deal with. The Breathe Act for RT reimbursement with telemedicine needs final approval for enactment. With changes occurring, we seek Chapter representation for Chapters 1 and 4. Look to how you may serve the ISRC in 2019 and 2020 and beyond.

Indianapolis Indians

Fundraiser with the Indianapolis Indians

July 11, 2019

Fundraiser with the Indianapolis Indians. August 18. tickets are $10.

Reasons we climb

The 2019 Fight for Air Climb was a Lung Association success, thanks in part to some RT’s

May 3, 2019

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.

Lotus Pond Screen Image

RT Student collaborates on development of “The Lotus Pond”

May 2, 2019

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.

Teddy Bear Clinic

ISRC Chapter 7 Teddy Bear Clinic

May 1, 2019

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.

Georgene Paulauski

Notable Retirement at the Franciscan Health Crown

April 30, 2019

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.