Respiratory Therapy Programs in Arkansas - AR
Continuing Education Requirements for Respiratory Therapists in Arkansas
At this time, all recertification training in Arkansas is completely voluntary. However, many employers highly regard employees that choose to continue training through Arkansas respiratory therapy schools while working in the field. It shows a level of professionalism and passion for your work that employers see as a sign of an employee who will grow with the organization. Regulations change regularly, so check with the ASRC from time to time to ensure that you are within protocol at all times.
Professional Organizations for Respiratory Therapists in Arkansas
Arkansas Society for Respiratory Care: Founded over 55 years ago, the Arkansas Society for Respiratory Care (ASRC) has a very specific mission driving its actions and advocacy work. The ASRC strives to increase public awareness of respiratory care through providing leadership that effectively supports respiratory care professionals in becoming leaders among all pulmonary care professionals in their level of professionalism on the job as well as their outreach to the community and patients to increase the quality of care provided. They support increased leadership through offering a job board on their website as well as meetings and various forms of continuing education. This is a member driven society and its membership is included when you join the Arkansas Association for Respiratory Care.
Arkansas Society for Respiratory Care
PO Box 2255
Pine Bluff, AR 71613
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC): This national-level society increases your level of support in continuing education, performing your duties in a professional manner, legal support if needed, and advocacy in legislation in Washington, DC.Through campus or online programs, aspiring Respiratory Therapists in Little Rock, Fayetteville and Jonesboro, Arkansas may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Arkansas Regional Medical Center, Baptist Medical Center and Arkansas Children's Hospital.
American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 North MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063