Neonatal–Pediatrics Specialty

Are you interested in the care of  very low birth weight infants requiring the most sophisticated respiratory care to medically fragile children in need of specialized services to transition from hospital to home. Young asthma patients who can’t participate in the same activities other kids do because of their disease. If this is your world, then the  MSRC Neonatal-Pediatric Section is the place for you! It’s the only community of RTs in the Massachusetts and New England area focusing specifically on the care and treatment of our youngest patients. 

 

Meet our Specialty Section Leader:

Keith Hirst, RRT-NPS  

Keith Hirst, RRT-NPS

 

Keith Hirst, MS, RRT-NPS is the current Manager of Newborn Respiratory Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  He has been in the field of Respiratory for over 18 years in Neonatal/Pediatrics and has worked at Maine Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital and Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL).  He has been a part of both Neonatal/Pediatric Transport teams as well as Neonatal/Pediatric ECMO teams both in Boston and in Chicago.  He has presents lectures on Neonatal/Pediatric topics at both a local, regional and national level.  He looks forward to leading the MSRC Neo/Peds section.

Are you an active, reserve, or inactive service member?

The Military Roundtable links veterans, active/reserve/inactive service members and their family/supporters from all branches of military service who have served during times of peace and times of war.  Supporters are defined as any member of the AARC actively engaged as a mentor to the military. The Military Roundtable was established (2010) as a commitment from the AARC in ensuring support, network and an enhanced academic and professional achievement for veterans, families, supporters and active/reserve duty service members. This roundtable was designed to place awareness of new innovation in military medicine, disaster awareness, tactile critical care management and principles that contribute to a respiratory care provider’s success with their ongoing academic, community, spiritual and emotional needs. Through research, up to date evidence based awareness and critical care skills training, the Military Respiratory Care Roundtable providers will enhance academic growth and lead them to become contributing citizens recognized for their professional and civic achievement. This roundtable was developed for all Respiratory Therapists in the AARC.

To achieve this Mission, Roundtable members will:

  • Members must be a member of the AARC and any member of the AARC can actively participate in this roundtable,
  • Members and mentors will encourage all service members / families, supporters and veterans to continue active growth in our profession specific to military awareness and academic achievement,
  • Members and mentors can assist military service member/ families, supporters and veterans in need of comprehensive transition in finding professional guidance and job relocation,
  • Members and mentors can assist military service member/ families, supporters and veterans and encourage roundtable providers to share critical thinking skills so that they better understand the relationship between civilian military medicine and active duty/government care,
  • Members and mentors can assist military service member/ families, supporters and veterans and encourage research, national and state conferences, grants and academic achievement,
  • Members and mentors can assist military service member/ families, supporters and veterans will honor the fallen in order to give meaning to their service and sacrifice (i.e. Color Guard),
  • Members and mentors can assist military service member/ families, supporters and veterans in developing a state wide awareness (Veterans Group in the AARC) whose mission will entail informing the state community about aspects of military service and how such service changes one’s outlook on life,
  • Members and mentors can assist military service member/ families / families, supporters and veterans will support diversity as means to enhance the cultural and intellectual needs of each roundtable participant,
  • Members and mentors can assist military service member/ families, supporters and veterans will practice benevolence through provision of volunteerism, scholarships or other agreed upon support which can be offered children who survive a parent lost in war or military members in need.

Meet our Military Roundtable Liaison

Kevin Gosler, RRT

More Information to come...