American Association for Respiratory Care

AARC Summer Forum


All TracksManager TrackEducator Track

Plenary Session

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chair, AARC Program Committee/Presiding

Jimmy A Young Memorial Lecture

Presented by the National Board for Respiratory Care

Robert C Shaw Jr Kerry E George Lori M Tinkler
Unveiling the New Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination
Kerry E George MEd RRT FAARC, NBRC President
Robert C Shaw Jr PhD RRT FAARC, NBRC Assistant Executive Director and Psychometrician
Lori M Tinkler MBA, NBRC Chief Operating Officer and Associate Executive Director

The NBRC will describe in detail the 2012 Respiratory Therapy Job Analysis and new Detailed Content Outline for the written Multiple-Choice Examination to be implemented in January 2015. Additionally, the session will describe many of the operational changes that will occur related to applying for the examination, reporting to education programs and detailing other administrative information for candidates, educators and managers.

Educator Track

9:15 am – 11:45 am

Joseph Sorbello MSEd RT RRT
Chair, AARC Education Section/Presiding
Lutana   Haan

Technology in the Classroom

9:15 am – 9:55 am

OMG! Students Arrive with Textbooks, Stethoscopes and Smart Phones—Helping Them Use Mobile Technology for More than Just Texting
Lutana Haan MHS RRT RPSGT, Boise ID

This interactive presentation will discuss planning, preparation, and integration of mobile learning within a respiratory care program. The speaker will focus on teaching and learning strategies that leverage the capabilities of mobile devices and examine their potential impacts. Leave this session with ideas for implementation!

Joseph G Sorbello

The Role of Mentoring in Educational Leadership Development

10:00 am – 10:40 am

Everybody Needs Somebody Sometime: The Role of Mentoring in Educational Leadership Development
Joseph G Sorbello MSEd RT RRT, Syracuse NY

All of us can think of at least one mentor we have had in our professional lives who has helped us develop and achieve. A mentor/protégé relationship is a close one. How does it develop? What makes the mentor/protégé relationship work in such a way as to foster professional success and achievement for the protégé? This presentation explores the literature, citing examples of successful mentors and their protégés plus actual stories of both mentors and protégés in our own profession, how those relationships developed and why they worked so well.

Susan P Pilbeam

Dr. Fred Helmholz Education Lecture Series

Presented by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

Tom Hill PhD RRT FAARC/Presiding

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Teaching Students How to Stay Up-to-date on Mechanical Ventilation Issues
Susan P Pilbeam MS RRT FAARC, St Augustine FL

The presenter will describe the challenge for educators to teach complex concepts of mechanical ventilation to students. She will identify essential concepts that may help students gain an understanding of mechanical ventilation and will offer suggestions for how educators and students maintain competency in mechanical ventilation as technology continues to evolve.

Manager Track

9:15 am – 11:25 am

Garry W Kauffman MPA FACHE RRT FAARC/Presiding
Mary Lou   Guy

Rocky, Bulwinkle, Boris and Natasha: Victims, Villains and the Not So Hopeless

9:15 am – 9:55 am

Mary Lou Guy MBA RRT CHT, Kansas City MO

Most people like to hear stories of victims, villains and heroes, but most do not want to live in the stories. Have you ever thought you were the victim and you are helpless against the villain? The speaker will provide insight into how “victim think” begins and demonstrate how you as a leader as well as your staff should deal with these issues. Learn skills that will give you the basis for preventing this behavior and dealing with these individuals, which can make or break your role as a leader.

Bullying and Harrassment in the Workplace: How to Stop These Behaviors Without Being a Whistleblower

10:00 am – 10:40 am

Mary Lou Guy MBA RRT CHT

Do you recognize when bullying or harassment happens in your workplace? Could someone say you or one of your staff is a bully? You may be surprised by the depth of workplace bullying and harassment. You may feel helpless in the face of this destructive behavior. The speaker will address workplace bullying and harassment including how to recognize it and your role in stopping to destructive behavior that tears down teams. Attend this lecture and learn to better manage this Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal.

Bill   Cohagen

SIT: Systematic Innovative Thinking

10:45 am – 11:25 am

Bill Cohagen BA RRT FAARC, Phoenix AZ

SIT is a process of opening your mind as a leader. Similar to, but quicker and easier than Six Sigma Lean, SIT lets you channel the power of your team, opens your mind to new horizons, and challenges you to be innovative in your approach to day-to-day activities. Attend this lecture and maximize the performance of your department through a new and innovative way of thinking.