The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is partnering with the Society of Critical Care Medicine to recruit respiratory therapists with experience in critical care to provide tele-critical care support for patients with COVID-19 in the United States.
Volunteers will be asked to serve for a period lasting between two and four weeks.
If selected, volunteers will be paid an hourly rate. The rate will be communicated to volunteers after the selection process is complete.
This activity is in support of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command’s (USAMRDC) Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC). The Center is deploying the National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network (NETCCN).
NETCCN is a cloud-based standalone Health Information Management System (HIMS) for the creation and coordination of flexible and extendable virtual critical care wards. These high acuity virtual wards bring high-quality critical care capability to patient bedsides, healthcare facilities, field hospitals, or even gymnasiums.
Based on cellular communication networks, a simple mobile application, and cloud computing, the NETCCN supports the extension of high-quality intensive care to places that lack adequate critical care expertise and resources necessary for care of a patient with COVID-19 related illnesses.
As more and more members of our profession become involved in telemedicine, AARC believes this is an important opportunity for our members to step up and help those with COVID-19 while gaining invaluable experience with critical care telemedicine.
Please click HERE to take advantage of this opportunity.
Thank you for stepping up to help our patients
Sheri Tooley, BSRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC
President and CEO, American Association for Respiratory Care
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