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Adult Care

Hi North Carolina Respiratory Care Practitioners! 
   I am  looking for Adult Respiratory news and items of interest from across the state to post. Look at our NCSRC Times submission guidelines and send your submissions my way. Together we can build a forum that shares ideas, keeps us informed and grows RCP community. 
Carl Cagle
June 27, 2019

Students – Welcome to Respiratory Care!

            This month starts the beginning of a strong career choice. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment growth is projected to be 23 percent from now through to 2026, much faster than the average for other occupations. That is a great outlook for employment but it is quite far from being the only benefit. Since its’ infancy in 1943, Respiratory Care has evolved and bears little resemblance to its’ origins known as Inhalation Technicians. Your newfound profession has kept pace with the growth and expansion of healthcare to meet the needs of patients, the health system, and each other.

            Over the next two years, you will learn many things aimed at getting you set for entry into the field. You will study and learn from great people that are committed to helping you obtain your credentials and make you feel prepared for the future. Most of what you will learn for your credentials involve bedside care, diagnostics, pathology and therapeutics. Take some time as you progress through your program and learn who and what Respiratory Care is.

            Respiratory Care is a nationally recognized profession whose practitioners are found in a vast number of roles. Look at yourselves and your classmates. You will fill these roles someday and you will make us better. 

  • Polysomnographers
  • Pulmonary Function Laboratory
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Navigator/Educator Specialists
  • Home Care
  • Transport
  • Hospital Practitioners, Specialty credentials in Critical Care and Education
  • Long Term Acute Care
  • Research as Coordinators and Managers
  • Leadership as Supervisors, Managers, Directors, Chief Operating Officers
  • Educators for Associate, Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees

Today you open a new page in your lives and have a very exciting future. Far different from the one I entered in 1980. Learn, ask, and be inquisitive. This is your profession and the reward you receive from it depends on you. Use your resources; join the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). Frequent its’ website and become familiar with the North Carolina Society for Respiratory Care (NCSRC). The support we as a profession provide each other is outstanding and we hope to help you as you enter a most rewarding profession.

Jhaymie Cappiello MS RRT-ACCS RCP