CT Department oF Public Health Needs RT Volunteers to Support Hospital Staff

Dear Connecticut Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners,
The Department of Public Health has created this mechanism to communicate with licensed healthcare practitioners as part of our response to the current pandemic.
Respiratory care practitioners play an essential role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department has received some telephone calls and emails  from people interested in providing support to the efforts happening throughout the state.  The Department appreciates the willingness of so many to reach out during these challenging times.
Should you wish to be included on the list of those to be potentially called on to provide support, you may register online at:  https://ctresponds.ct.gov/.
Thank you and stay safe.
Connecticut Department of Public Health

National Ventilator Stockpile Information

Use this link to find out information about the resources the AARC is providing about the national ventilator stockpile. AARC Stock Pile Resources Link

A Note From Your CTSRC President - 3/27/2020

Dear CT Respiratory Therapists,

I wanted to send a message out to all of the RTs in the state who are working tirelessly on the front lines during this life-changing pandemic.  You are truly my heroes.  I know a message like this isn't much but it's really the only way for me to communicate to all of you how much your work is appreciated and how much it means to our patient's, their families and our communities at large.  Given the challenges you face everyday and in spite of them, you go to work with a very important mission - to care for the sick and to save lives.  Thank you for that and know that the CTSRC officers and directors are with you - some by your side as practicing RTs and some in spirit. .

I also want to give a shout out to all the RT educators and students out there who have moved from real-world learning environments to the virtual world in less than a week's time. Thank you for turning on the dime and doing your part during these very difficult days. The workforce needs you!

All of this demonstrates what a versatile and resilient group Respiratory Therapists are and I for one am proud to be a part of this group.  Thank you for all you do everyday.

Sincerely,

Margaret Guerrera
CTSRC President

2020 CTSRC Election is Open Until April 19, 2020

It is time to vote for for your next CTSRC President (President-Elect), Vice President of External Affairs, Vice President of Internal Affairs, Secretary, Treasurer,  Delegate and four Board of Directors positions.

The election is open from March 1-April 19, 2020.  Only active AARC members, listed on the Feb 1, 2020 AARC CT membership list, are eligible to vote. 

Vote

Super Symposium Postponed Until Sept 1 and 2, 2020

Due to concerns related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the travel precautions put in place by many organizations, the CTSRC is taking precautionary measures to help contain the spread of this virus.  The CTSRC Super Symposium that was scheduled on April 28th and 29th 2020 has been RESCHEDULED for September 1st & 2nd 2020.

This was not an easy decision for us to make but we felt that it was in the best interest of not only the attendees but the patients that they serve.  We appreciate your understanding in this unusual circumstance.  Thank you for supporting your state society and we hope to see you all September.

For those participants who have registered on-line or by mail, a refund or credit toward the September conference will be issued in the coming weeks.

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