The Michigan Public Health Code requires all respiratory therapists to be licensed. These licenses are administered through the Department of Licensure and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Currently, a candidate must hold at minimum the CRT credential issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care and complete LARA-approved education on human trafficking concerns.
The Michigan Board of Respiratory Care is responsible for overseeing the practice of respiratory care, including any disciplinary action that may arise from violations of the Public Health Code.
The AARC Career Site offers several resources that are great for current Respiratory Care students, including the Career Advice section with resume tips, job bank, etc. Also, the Life & Breath videos available here show an overview of the career, but also have shorter videos on several of the specialties available that may be of interest. This is the same video that is available on DVD through the AARC Store, so you or the school may already have a copy.
Click here to view the AARC Career Site
Pulmonary Rehab Programs in Michigan
Please click here to view a list of the current Pulmonary Rehab programs available in Michigan.
AARC Pulmonary Rehab ToolkitPlease click here to view the AARC Pulmonary Rehab Toolkit which includes information on charges for G0424
AARC Times (AARC member login required)
Respiratory Care - the science journal of the AARC
ADVANCE for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine Professionals - online source for current clinical articles
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Chest - the publication of the American College of Chest Physicians
Critical Care Magazine - publication of the Society of Critical Care Medicine
PubMed - US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health
Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
Resources for Professionals
AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines
Clinical Trials - find trials for specific medical conditions or drug interventions
GOLD COPD Guidelines (latest revision: 12/2007)
The Merck Manual - online medical library for healthcare professionals
Pleural Mesothelioma Information - Mesothelioma Guide provides information about treatment options and prognosis outlooks for pleural mesothelioma patients.
NHLBI EPR-3 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma
Other Practice Guidelines in Pulmonary Medicine
MSRC Poster Presentation Template