October 21-27, 2018 is National Respiratory Care Week. Southern Regional Technical College is recognizing the contributions that Respiratory Therapists make to this specialized healthcare profession. Annually, the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) highlights the nation’s Respiratory Therapists during Respiratory Care Week. This year’s theme is “Your Breathing Matters”.
Anyone with a diagnosed lung disorder has likely worked with a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). These women and men are specialized healthcare practitioners that are trained in pulmonary medicine. Respiratory Therapists work with and teach patients who suffer from lung disorders to manage their activities of daily living in order to ensure adequate oxygenation and ventilation. RRTs conduct Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) as well as other cardiopulmonary assessments required for the diagnosis and management of cardiopulmonary diseases.
SRTC’s Respiratory Care program faculty and students invite the public to join the celebration of National Respiratory Care Week by attending the following free events at Southern Regional Technical College’s Thomasville Campus:
Career Recruitment Exhibit Learn about national, regional, and local demands for highly skilled RRTs. Respiratory Care is a rapidly growing career field, and SRTC’s graduates are highly sought-after.
SRTC – Thomasville, Building A upper atrium
October 22 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
October 23 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lecture on Sleep Disordered Breathing Bring a lunch and join us on for a free presentation on sleep disorders. This educational lecture will be of interest to anyone who is concerned about his or her breathing while they sleep, or that of their loved ones.
SRTC – Thomasville, Building C, Room 103
October 24 at 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Fall Treats and Program Tour Join us for an autumn treat and tour of the Respiratory Care program. Socialize with the respiratory care students and faculty.
SRTC-Thomasville, Respiratory Care Lab, Building C, Room 107