South Dakota Society for Respiratory Care

Welcome to the South Dakota Society for Respiratory Care website. This web site was created to enhance communication and distribution of information among its members and those interested in Respiratory Care.

The SDSRC mission is to promote pulmonary health through prevention, diagnosis, treatment and education of respiratory disease. Thank you for visiting our site and we hope that you enjoy the new changes and features and find them helpful to you.



November is COPD Awareness Month. Check out the Lung Institute website to learn more about COPD.

SDSRC 2014 Awards



Pete Winder SDSRC 2014 Therapist of the Year and Troy Jurgensen (ResMed) SDSRC 2014 Exhibitor of the Year

Kathy Styles SDSRC 2013 Therapist of the Year

Byron Sutter SDSRC 2012 Therapist of the Year

Liz Grav SDSRC 2011 Therapist of the Year





to print nomination form. Due by November 1st!


U.S. Congress Takes Up AARC Initiative

The Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access has a bill number in the House of Representatives.  It is H.R.2619.  Please send letters to our South Dakota State Representatives for support of our bill H.R.2619.  It is very simple to do.  Go to AARC Website-click on "Write to Congress"-click on "Respiratory Therapy Alert" and you will be finished in no time.  It's the right thing to do for better patient care, less hospital readmissions, and value as a Respiratory Therapist.

We are small in numbers but can be big in voice if we just do it.

2014 SDSRC PACT Report

To see more pictures and read the AARC's article go to: PACT DC Hill Day: A Great Success!

The AARC is building a Virtual Museum to preserve the history of our profession. Be part of it by buying a virtual brick to support our work.

Please CLICK the graphic to read a letter from the COPD Foundation in recognition of Respiratory Therapists for National Respiratory Care Week

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is Now the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

AARC Renews Commitment to COPD Awareness

CLICK the graphic above to join the DRIVE4COPD campaign and make a difference!


Article and Pictures from Asthma Camp 2012