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Albuquerque and Denver Head to National Sputum Bowl Challenge

Posted: October 3, 2017 by Pima Medical Institute

Respiratory Therapy students from Albuquerque and Denver will compete first week of October.

Pima Medical Institute respiratory therapy students from the Albuquerque, N.M. and Denver campuses will head to the national Sputum Bowl challenge, happening Oct. 4-6 in Indianapolis, Ind. during the American Association for Respiratory Care’s 2017 annual conference.

Pima Medical has sent students to the national finals for many years in a row, and won the championship in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2008, 2006 and 2005.
This year’s team members include:

Robert Candelaria, Dylan Rustvold, Celene Estrada and Joseph Gonzales

Krystal Spangler, Tyler Roberts, Hanna Hamilton and Paxton King

Our students will be up against some tough competition from schools across the United States. The competition is a Jeopardy-style game where students must quickly and accurately answer questions that range from anatomy and physiology to mechanical breathing and disease.
Last year, four campuses from Pima Medical competed in the state championship. The Sputum Bowl is part of the AARC’s yearly conference, which features the latest in respiratory therapy technology, breakthroughs in treatment and education. Practitioners, students and instructors from across the country attend.

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