We breathe nonstop every day, all day. It’s the one thing we constantly do without even thinking about it. But, when we have trouble breathing, it’s hard to think of anything else. That is why this week is dedicated to Respiratory Care Professionals.
Respiratory Care Week begins today, October 23rd and goes on through Saturday, October 29th. This week, we honor the Respiratory Therapists and other Respiratory Care Specialists for doing what they do, and for keeping us healthy. It is the perfect time to take a moment and learn a little more about Respiratory Care and how it affects us.
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has come up with some activities to promote learning and to commemorate those in the field:
- Promote Respiratory Care Week in your facility with emails, bulletins, banners and posters.
- Encourage every Respiratory Therapist to individually promote the profession and good lung health to patients, family, friends, and community.
- Send your respiratory product vendors an email about Respiratory Care Week event dates and let them know your plans.
- Ask the marketing or public relations department at your institution to help you with planning/advertising any community events.
Here at Medical Scrubs Mall, we appreciate everyone in the health and medical field, and this week, we want to show our support for the Respiratory Therapists. Thank you for helping us breathe a little easier. No pun intended!