American Association for Respiratory Care

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American Association for Respiratory Care
Type Non-profit organization
Industry Health care
Predecessor(s) American Association for Respiratory Therapy
Founded March 16, 1947
Founder(s) Edwin R. Levine
Headquarters Irving, TX, United States
Area served United States
Website http://www.aarc.org/

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is a non profit organization and is the only professional organization supporting Respiratory Care in the United States. In addition to attempting to help lobby for beneficial legislation nationally and locally, the AARC is trying to promote the profession as a whole to increase interest and membership.[1] The AARC began in 1943, as the Inhalation Technician Association and has evolved rapidly and repeatedly since.[2]

Mission[edit]

"The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) will continue to be the leading national and international professional association for respiratory care. The AARC will encourage and promote professional excellence, advance the science and practice of respiratory care, and serve as an advocate for patients, their families, the public, the profession and the respiratory therapist."[3]

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History[edit]

The Inhalation Therapy Association logo.gif
  • 1946 - University of Chicago Hospital forms the Inhalation Therapy Association (ITA).
  • 1947 - The ITA is chartered as a non-profit entity in the state of Illinois.
  • 1954 - The ITA is renamed American Association of Inhalation Therapists (AAIT).
  • 1966 - The AAIT is renamed American Association of Inhalation Therapy (AAIT).
  • 1956 - The AAIT begins publishing a journal called Inhalation Therapy.
  • 1973 - The AAIT is renamed the American Association of Respiratory Therapy.
  • 1986 - The AART is renamed the American Association of Respiratory Care.

Affiliations[edit]

The AARC has several organizations with which they have an affiliation;[clarification needed] some of these include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About The Society". Mosrc.com. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  2. ^ "About the AARC". Rcjournal.com. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  3. ^ "American Association for Respiratory Care". Aarc.org. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 

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