Respiratory Care Section
Guidelines for Governance
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The respiratory therapist (RT) is an integral part of the team, providing expertise in airway management, mechanical ventilation, and physiologic monitoring. This section communicates to the Society on issues dealing with respiratory care practice and provides technical expertise and guidance for the mutual interests of critical care respiratory therapists and the Society.
The section aims to provide support to the Society and section members through research and education in the areas of clinical, scientific and technical aspects of patient care. It accomplishes this mission through:
Education: Develop a plan to assure that the Section becomes an integral part of the Society by educating both the Society members and the special interests of the Respiratory Care Section members. This includes providing information about the role of the RT in critical care and exploring expanded roles and educational opportunities.
Research: Design a means to promote research among the section members through abstracts, posters, and studies.
Communication: A key to the success of the section is developing a communication structure to relay information among the Society, the Section Chair, and the section members.
Ryan Hakimi, DO, MS
University of South Carolina School of Prisma Health-Upstate
Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Term: 2019 – 2021
Richard H. Woerndle, DO
Beaufort Memorial Hospital
Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Term: 2019 - 2021
Darci Evans, DO
Harbor-University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Torrance, California, USA
Term: 2017 - 2020
Caroline Oxendine, CCRN, RN, ADN
Southeastern Regional Medical Center
Lumberton, North Carolina, USA
Term: 2018 - 2021
Roger M. Reeder, BCPS, PharmD
Coats, North Carolina, USA
Term: 2018 - 2021
SCCM Council Liaison
Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, FCCM
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA