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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:

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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2014 Photo Contest: See the top 5

The 2014 NSRC State Conference marked the first photo contest for the NSRC. Photos were submitted to NSRC board members for review, and conference participants voted for their favorites.

The top five photos are shown below.

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2015 photo contest: Changing landscape of the future

NSRC 2015 photo contestThe theme for the NSRC’s 2015 photo contest is “Changing the Landscape of the Future.” Deadline for entries is April 20.

Members are invited to share their photos showing respiratory care and/or patients depicting the following themes:

  • Compassionate care.
  • Innovation.
  • Independence.
  • Technology.

Those who submit photos must be registered to attend at least one day of the State Conference, scheduled for May 13-14 in Lincoln.

Photographers must submit an entry form and signed consent form (PDF). Photos must be submitted in high-resolution jpeg format. Participants also must follow photo guidelines for their work facility.

All entries should be sent to Nan Nathenseon at by 5 p.m. April 20.

Final voting will take place at the NSRC State Conference. Grand prize is a 10-pack of tickets to the 2015 College World Series. Second prize is a $50 gift certificate to Lowe’s.

Photos by the winner and honorable mentions will be displayed at the state conference and on the NSRC website.

NSRC 2015 photo contest
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