ANSWERING THE CALL
We are celebrating the specialized skills of respiratory therapists and spotlighting the vital role you play every day. Together, we continue to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, but the need for more respiratory therapists will keep rising for years to come. Powerful stories from respiratory therapists, physicians, patients and others will inspire more people to join the profession, fulfilling the demand for high-quality respiratory care for all who need it now and in the future.
—The National Board for Respiratory (NBRC), the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), and the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
HELP US ADDRESS THE SHORTAGE
The increasing shortage of respiratory therapists is a serious challenge for us all. Across the healthcare industry, we owe it to patients and their families – and to ourselves – to expand specialization in respiratory care and elevate the profession. Together, we can raise our voices to spread awareness and interest in the lifesaving field of respiratory therapy.
VOICES FROM THE FRONT LINES
WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY
If you are a respiratory therapist – or a clinical colleague, educator or patient of a respiratory therapist – you can help us lead the way in shaping the future of the profession. Share with others your firsthand knowledge of respiratory therapy’s life-changing contributions, as we join together to meet the ongoing need to help the world breathe better – one patient at a time.