Our Mission

The International Council for Respiratory Care (ICRC) is dedicated to advancing the safe, effective and ethical practice of respiratory care worldwide through the following goals:

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 in individual nations;

Encouraging the creation and growth of related respiratory care organizations in individual nations;

Providing educational resources for patients, caregivers and the general public in respiratory health promotion, disease prevention and rehabilitation as appropriate in individual nations; and

Assist with the development and promulgation of safe and ethical practice standards and clinical protocols for respiratory care in member countries.