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The Georgia Society for Respiratory Care is an affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care. The AARC is the only professional society for respiratory therapists in hospitals and with home care companies, managers of respiratory and cardiopulmonary services, and educators who provide respiratory care training.

This site is dedicated to the professional development of respiratory therapists in Georgia, and the patients they care for. Feel free to browse the site and email our team if you have questions or ideas.

Our Mission Statement

Inspire, Educate, Support and Advocate for respiratory health.


News You Need to Know

Congratulations to Gwinnett Technical College's Respiratory Care Program! 

GTC Program is Among Nation's Elite with Third Award in Three Years

Gwinnett Technical College's Respiratory Care program has received the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), an honor earned only by a select group of programs across the country.  

 “We are so gratified to have earned this distinction for the third time in as many years. To be recognized with the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award underscores the enduring excellence of our program and the shared commitment among faculty and our students to provide outstanding patient care,” said Bob DeLorme, program director of the Respiratory Care program.  To read more, click here



GSRC Supporter Program

GSRC is involved in many activities that support:

  • Education of RRTs, students, the public, and our patients
  • Advocacy of the profession
  • Communication among members, the public, and our colleagues in medicine
  • Scholarships for RT students
  • National initiatives, such as disaster relief and the establishment of international respiratory programs

Learn more about the GSRC Supporter Program and how you can join - HERE.

Looking for CEUs?


GSRC Summer CE Meeting

July 24 - 26, 2014
Hilton DeSoto - Savannah, GA
18 Hours of CE Available

Click HERE to register!

Download a meeting brochure HERE!

GSRC Rome District Seminar

Friday, August 22, 2014
Northwestern Technical College - Rome, GA
7 Hours of CE Available

Click HERE to register!

Need more CE?  Here are a few options:

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Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act

H.R. 2619 The Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act of 2013 was introduced 7/8/13 by Georgia Representative John Lewis.  Read more here.

Pulmonary medicine has evolved over the years since the Medicare law was enacted. With a shift to reward hospitals and physicians for quality care rather than volume of services, the time has come for Medicare to recognize the value respiratory therapists bring to treating beneficiaries with chronic lung diseases.

Today’s Medicare goals center on quality care, better value, lower costs, and reducing excess hospital readmissions. For those with chronic lung disease, a key to achieving these goals is to reduce or eliminate exacerbations which can lead to costly emergency room visits and/or hospital admissions or readmissions.

The Medicare RT Access Act is designed to address these issues and achieve key Medicare priorities.

Click here for background information about the Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act. Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act.

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President's Message

by Karen Sicard, President


Georgia along with the AARC and our many state societies join Mississippi as they mourn the loss and celebrate the life of one of our heartfelt advocates Mr. Jerry Bridgers, CRT.  I first met Jerry in 2004 in Washington D.C. at my first PACT meeting. That year and each year there after we would wait for Jerry’s stories of his local and Hill meeting experiences teaching the first time attendees how to gain the Congressional members attention and never failing to make us all laugh.  A Respiratory Therapist, dedicated member of the Mississippi Society and the House of Delegates (HOD) Mr. Jerry Bridgers will be missed by all.

Thank you for the pleasure of knowing you,

Karen Sicard RRT RCP

GSRC President



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