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Respiratory Care Week

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Respiratory Care Week is Oct. 20-26, and it’s a great chance to reach out to your community, patients, and colleagues, and share your story. Let them know about the many unique benefits and care respiratory therapists bring each day to their patients.

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Join with your colleagues to celebrate this annual event that recognizes the respiratory care profession and raises awareness for improving lung health around the world. This year’s theme is: OURTEAM CARES.

No matter where you work—from neonatal-pediatrics to acute care and more—you save lives and dedicate yourself to improving lung health for all patients because you care.

Need inspiration?

Download the Respiratory Care Week Planning Guide to help you organize fun events for your facilities and community.

RT students and universities: Get involved too! Explore the planning guide for ways you can engage the community or partner with your local hospitals to raise lung health awareness.

The Respiratory Care Week Planning Guide has ideas for organizing:

  • Staff Recognition Events

  • Staff Activities

  • Facility Activities

  • Recruiting Future RTs

  • RT College Student Activities

  • Community Activities

  • Public Relations Activities

American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 243-2272
(972) 484-2720 Fax
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Earlier Event: October 19
World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
Later Event: October 21
National Health Education Week