American Association for Respiratory Care

The Official Site of Respiratory Care Week

Respiratory Care: The Breath of Life

Respiratory Care Week 2014

October 19–25

Join with the AARC and its members in the spirit of celebration and community services that has come to signify Respiratory Care Week, an annual event that recognizes the respiratory care profession and promotes awareness of lung health issues and practices.

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Respiratory care professionals from around the country and around the world come together in their workplaces and communities to:


Hosting activities to honor and reward respiratory therapists for their contributions.


Encouraging patients and their families in their battles against lung disease.


Taking awareness of lung diseases like COPD and asthma to the community.


Building the desire in others to enter the respiratory care profession.


Maximizing personal and professional skills with new resources.

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This AARC website is your official headquarters for all things RC Week and more

The American Association for Respiratory Care is dedicated to supporting the professionals who live and breathe respiratory care every day, and is the official sponsor for Respiratory Care Week since it was first established in 1982. This website is loaded with tools and resources to help you during RC Week and throughout the year. Click on the tabs at the top for RC Week ideas, planning tips, toolkit, and links to other resources.

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