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The Utah Society for Respiratory Care (USRC) is a not-for-profit professional association and chartered affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care. Founded in 1971, the USRC is committed to enhancing the quality of respiratory health by ensuring professional development and growth, providing education, advocacy and resources to promote the respiratory profession.

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USRC News and Recognition 

February 22, 2024

 

Dear Respiratory Therapists of Utah,

 

I am writing to you today as President of the Utah Society for Respiratory Care (USRC) regarding an important legislative initiative that directly impacts our field.

 

I am excited to announce my full support for HB570, a crucial bill currently under consideration in the Utah Legislature. HB570 aims to amend requirements impacting healthcare facilities, particularly focusing on freestanding emergency departments (EDs). If passed, this bill will mandate the inclusion of respiratory therapists (RTs) in the staffing model for freestanding EDs, ensuring that these vital healthcare facilities have access to the expertise and skills of respiratory therapy professionals.

 

This bill affects us as respiratory therapists because it recognizes the invaluable contributions, we make to emergency medical services. As outlined in the bill, RTs will be required to work in freestanding EDs, providing essential services within our scope of practice, including but not limited to intubations, mechanical ventilation, emergency resuscitation, and blood gas analysis. By incorporating RTs into the staffing requirements of freestanding EDs, HB570 will enhance patient care, improve outcomes, and ultimately save lives.

 

We urge you to join us in supporting HB570. Here's how you can help:

 

Spread the word: Share information about HB570 with your colleagues, friends, and networks. Encourage them to also voice their support for this crucial legislation.

 

Stay informed: Keep yourself updated on the progress of HB570 and any related developments. Stay engaged in the legislative process and be ready to advocate for the bill as needed.

 

Your voice matters, and together, we can make a difference in shaping the future of respiratory care in Utah. Let's stand united in support of HB570 and ensure that respiratory therapists have the recognition and support they deserve in our healthcare system.

 

Thank you for your dedication to our profession and for your commitment to providing exceptional care to the people of Utah.

 

Sincerely,

 

Micheale Cluff MSRT, RRT-ACCS, AE-C

USRC President

Save the Date

USRC Board of Directors Meeting

  • Held monthly on the 2nd Friday 1-3pm. Currently being held virtually. All are welcome. For meeting invite with enhanced security reasons, please

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Areas of Interest

  • Critical Care
    Neonatal/Pediatric
    Diagnostic
    Sleep
    Transport
    Mental Well-being


     

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