National Respiratory Care Week, sponsored by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), takes place October 25-30, 2009. This year’s theme is Respiratory Care: There When You Need Us. According to the AARC, this year’s theme highlights the fact that respiratory therapists work in a wide variety of locations.

The AARC is encouraging respiratory therapists to host spirometry screening events in the communities they serve.

Ideas for recognizing and celebrating Respiratory Care Week can be found online.