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Mississippi Society for Respiratory Care

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My mind lead me to thinking about this image this morning. And the thought came to my mind, how many therapists are proud and show the pride of this image? This thought always gives me flashbacks. We begin being recognized as oxygen jockeys. Later we evolving to be snot suckers, RT and whatever name tag hospital staff chose to label us. We had the privilege to be given all the unwanted procedures that nurses and other professionals departments felt they should not have and did not want to do. This is what expanded the scope of our profession. We had more procedures to insure our in necessity in the hospital. We have gone through so much to earn the respect and acknowledgement of being true professional. Please ask yourself, what do I need to do to be the head on the lung illustration above?

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The Mississippi Society for Respiratory Care (MSRC) website provides information about the Respiratory Care healthcare field, and particular interests involving respiratory care health in the State of Mississippi. This site is a gateway of communication for all people who have interest in Respiratory Health. You will find other links and information involving Respiratory Care outside the State of Mississippi as well.

The Mississippi Society for Respiratory Care (MSRC) is a Chartered Affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). We are a non-profit organization just like our national association, the AARC. Our primary goal is to serve greater than 2,000 respiratory therapists in Mississippi.


Mississippi Society for Respiratory Care, Inc.


(updated 3/2022)

This organization shall be known as the Mississippi Society for Respiratory Care, Inc., a chartered affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care, hereinafter referred to as the AARC, which is incorporated under the general not-for-profit Corporation Act of the State of Illinois.

Click here to view the full MSRC Bylaws (most recent update as of December 2015)

Who are Respiratory Therapists?

Respiratory Therapists are allied health care professionals specializing in diagnosis, treatment, care planning, and other matters surrounding pulmonary (lung) disease. Respiratory Therapists can be found in outpatient & inpatient hospital or clinic settings, home care companies, research institutions, skilled nursing facilities, and other settings as well. Although Respiratory Therapist are more specialized in lung disorders, they also have a knowledge of other diseases in healthcare.

Respiratory Therapists are Nationally Boarded professionals at two distinguished levels. The National Board for Respiratory Care, or NBRC, validates two credentialing examinations. The first examination level is the Entry-Level (Certified Respiratory Therapist), and the second examination level is the Advance-Level (Registered Respiratory Therapist).



Are interested in the field of Respiratory Therapy and have a desire to help people with pulmonary illness?
Click here to learn more on becoming a Respiratory Therapist!

What Is An RT? Click here.

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