The International Council for Respiratory Care (ICRC) is dedicated to advancing the safe, effective and ethical practice of respiratory care worldwide through the following initiatives:
Promoting the art, science, clinical practice and educational foundation required for the attainment of high quality respiratory care outcomes in all nations;
Developing and disseminating evidence-based standards of care according to the special needs and resources of individual nations;
Facilitating interaction among and between the allied health professions, nursing, the medical specialties, hospitals and clinics, service companies and industry;
Encouraging the creation and growth of related respiratory care organizations in individual nations, and
Providing educational resources for patients, caregivers and the general public in respiratory health promotion, disease prevention and rehabilitation as appropriate in individual nations.