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Virtual Lobby Week starts March 9

In anticipation of our DC Hill Advocacy Day (March 17-18), the AARC will be launching its Virtual Lobby Week (VLW) on Monday, March 9.

NSRC members are encouraged to have as many RTs, RT students, friends, family, etc. go to the Capitol Connection website, where we’ve drafted email letters (which can be edited) that supporters can send to their Congressional members, preferably during VLW.

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Agenda posted for NSRC State Conference

Register now for 2015 NSRC State ConferenceThe agenda and sessions for the 2015 NSRC State Conference are posted below. You can also print out the agenda (PDF file). Participants can earn up to 10 CEUs at the conference.

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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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