Indian Journal of Respiratory Care (IJRC), the official publication of Indian Association of Respiratory Care (http://iarc.in/), is a peer-reviewed print + online quarterly journal. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal published biannually from 2012-2020. IJRC brought out editions quarterly in 2021 including a COVID-19 supplement. From January 2022 onwards, it is a quarterly journal. The journal's full text is available online at https://www.ijrc.in/lov/IJRC.
IJRC provides a unique platform for clinicians and researchers in India and across the globe to showcase research on pertinent respiratory issues and the advancements in respiratory care. Launched in January 2012, IJRC is first of its kind, catering to the academic and publishing needs of respiratory therapists and all health care personnel in India dealing with respiratory care including pulmonologists, intensivists, anaesthesiologists, physicians, physiotherapists, critical care nurses and other allied healthcare professionals.
The journal will provide a unique platform for the clinicians, researchers, and academicians to cover technical and clinical studies that showcase and promote relevant topics and advancements related to respiratory therapy, respiratory medicine, pulmonology, critical care, respiratory care nursing, home respiratory care, sleep medicine, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, paediatric respiratory care, healthcare education and a wide range of other respiratory topics. The articles can be original studies, review articles, case reports/series, letter to the editor, short communications, surveys, and audits, continuing medical education and editorials. Articles submitted with clinical interest and implications especially to respiratory therapy and respiratory medicine from clinical specialities will be given preference.
Indian Journal of Respiratory Care is owned and managed by the Indian Association of Respiratory Care, and Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is the publisher.
The Indian Association of Respiratory Care (IARC) is an organization for the young and dynamic Respiratory Therapists in and around India. Respiratory therapy is an allied medical specialty concerned with the evaluation and treatment of patients who have breathing problems. The fully organized respiratory course was started in India in 1995. The training imparted is similar to that of their counterparts in the USA. Respiratory therapists (RT) are in demand in hospitals and hospital-related organisations to provide direct patient care to those with acute and chronic respiratory problems. The field of respiratory therapy is growing rapidly. Diagnosis and management of adult respiratory disorders needing intensive care, neonatal and paediatric intensive care, pulmonary function testing, pulmonary rehabilitation, teaching and research opportunities are areas that offer opportunities to the respiratory therapist for professional growth and personal satisfaction.
With more than 900 members nationwide as well as abroad, the IARC is the only professional society for respiratory therapists in India. It focuses on respiratory care professionals in hospitals and with home care companies, managers of respiratory and cardiopulmonary services, and educators who provide respiratory care training.
The association has always had a strong advisory board which includes professional and pioneers such as Anaesthesiologists, Pulmonologists, Internal Medicine specialists, Intensivist, Cardiologists and Paediatricians and has now successfully incorporated Respiratory Therapists who are the core members of this organization.
The organization carries out respiratory care activities and agenda along with educational activities. The organization has come a long way indeed and has gained momentum in membership, organizing continuing education, encouraging research and collaborative programs with the target of improving respiratory health care in the nation. IARC is also a body for professional degree standardisation and validation at present for the Respiratory Therapists of India.
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Indian Journal of Respiratory Care is a quarterly publication.
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