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Nominations due April 18 for RTs of the year

The NSRC is seeking nominations for the regional respiratory therapists of the year.

The NSRC is comprised of three regions where respiratory care is provided: Omaha, Lincoln, and outstate Nebraska. We are seeking to find outstanding therapists in all three of these regions for the 2015 Therapist of the Year.

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Golf tournament to tee off state conference

Events for the 2015 NSRC state conference will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 13 with a golf tournament at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln. Cost is $65 per player.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. The fee includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch delivered to golfers on the course, prizes and special challenges.

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Electronic stethoscope helps NMC ebola caregivers

An electronic stethoscope didn’t get a very warm reception from the medical community at first. But then physicians and other caregivers at the Nebraska Medical Center who were treating Ebola patients discovered it was the only stethoscope they could use under the difficult conditions.

Clive Smith is founder and CEO of Thinklabs, a company specializing in the development and manufacturing of electronic stethoscopes for clinical, mobile, telemedicine and special applications. He describes the change:

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Vendor registration for state conference now online

Vendors can now register online to reserve booth and table space in the exhibit hall for the 2015 NSRC State Conference: https://www.regonline.com/2015NSRCVendor

The conference will be in the Lincoln Haymarket at the Holiday Inn. Vendors will attend on May 13-14.  A manager meet and greet exclusively with vendors will be held on May 13 in the late afternoon. Vendors will be able to meet with attendees on May 14 during meals and breaks.

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Submit information for Summit Award by March 20

NSRC members are being asked to submit information about their activities for the AARC’s 2015 Summit Award.

Information about continuing education credits, public awareness activities, legislative contacts is compiled and submitted by state chapters for AARC review, according to Jenny Bush, chair of the Summit Award Committee.

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