Respiratory therapist Keith Lamb to chair AARC Adult Acute Care Section
Keith D. Lamb, RRT, received a four-year appointment to chair the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Adult Acute Care Section, along with a seat on the AARC board of directors. The American Association for Respiratory Care is the only international organization for professional respiratory-care practitioners and has approximately 60,000 members worldwide.
Earlier this year, Lamb was appointed to a three-year term on the Multidisciplinary Adult Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, responsible for editing and updating the study guide and exam that critical-care fellows take to evaluate their knowledge.
Lamb was named Practitioner of the Year for the Acute Care Section of the AARC in 2002, and Ancillary Practitioner of the Year by the Christiana Care Trauma Program in 2003. He began practicing respiratory care with Christiana Care in 1999 after a 12-year career on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. Starting out as a staff therapist, he was quickly made a team leader, where he spent the next five years as clinical supervisor, overseeing all therapists and clinical responsibilities of the night shift. He is designated an RT II, providing bedside patient care with the surgical critical-care team
In addition to his regular clinical duties, he participates in the clinical education process for training respiratory therapists, resident physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles that have been published nationally and is involved in several research projects involving topics pertaining to critical care. He is a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care, the Delaware Society for Respiratory Care, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Pulmonary Education and Practice Council, the MICU research and product evaluation committee, and the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps.