Category: Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care Info Sessions

Many people are fairly familiar with the role of the nurse, radiographer, and paramedic.  Far fewer people know what Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) do.  Because many students are not familiar with this profession, they do not consider it when considering a health care career. In order to help people become more familiar with the excellent … Continue reading Respiratory Care Info Sessions

SPC Respiratory Care program receives second consecutive Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award

Each year the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) honors a small  percentage of Respiratory Care programs for their graduates’ success in obtaining the highest credential in the field, while meeting or exceeding thresholds for student success and job placement. The Respiratory Care program at SPC has been selected to receive this award for … Continue reading SPC Respiratory Care program receives second consecutive Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award

Respiratory Care Student Club accepted into the profession’s National Honor Society

The St. Petersburg College (SPC) Respiratory Care program, like many programs at SPC, has an active and involved student club.  Several months ago the students in this club elected to pursue a membership charter into the Lambda Beta Society, which is the national honor society for the profession of Respiratory Care. The program has just … Continue reading Respiratory Care Student Club accepted into the profession’s National Honor Society

Respiratory Care Program to receive Distinguished Award

Respiratory care program to receive distinguished award

The St. Petersburg College Respiratory Care Program has been notified they are among a select group of programs who will receive a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award. This prestigious award recognizes the program‘s success in the areas of RRT credentialing success, student success rates and job placement. Program … Continue reading Respiratory Care Program to receive Distinguished Award

Common Sense advice to avoid colds and flu

It’s been said that common sense isn’t so common anymore.  I was pleased to see the following article on common sense steps to avoid colds and the flu.  http://www.intelihealth.com/news/fda-shares-advice-to-avoid-colds-and-flu?level=0 I think many of us know the basics…wash your hands frequently and avoid contact with infected persons.  But many of us may not realize the role … Continue reading Common Sense advice to avoid colds and flu

CDC Reports fewer infants are dying

Just read a fascinating article on a report from the CDC. It states that the death rate among infants has dropped 4 percent between 2006 and 2011. Check out the article at http://www.intelihealth.com/news/fewer-infants-dying-than-before-cdc-reports?level=0 Dr David Mendez, one of the neonatologists quoted in the article, states that the drop in infant death rates is due to … Continue reading CDC Reports fewer infants are dying

Ebola vaccine you inhale

Researchers from the University of Texas Austin and the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg will present results on an inhaled Ebola vaccine A recent preclinical study on this inhalable vaccine is the only evidence to date that a single dose of non -injectable vaccine could provide a long lasting protection from Ebola. The vaccine protected … Continue reading Ebola vaccine you inhale