AWARDED TO 3 AARC PROGRAMS
(November 10, 2010 - IRVING,
TX) -- Three educational offerings sponsored by the American Association
for Respiratory Care are carrying the new IERS-approved recognition.
The AARC International Respiratory
Congress, and two of its online offerings, the COPD Educator Course
and the Asthma Certification Preparation Course, have been given full
IERS approval status.
IERS, the International Education
Recognition System, reviews respiratory care programming opportunities
and recommends them for international audiences. The recognition system
was developed under the auspices of the International Respiratory Care
Council and the AARC.
The objective of the IERS program
is to validate that educational opportunities meet quality measures
for content, faculty, and educational merit. Its purpose is to allow
individuals around the world to be aware that an educational program
is a credible and useful learning tool in the knowledge area of respiratory
As it gets launched, IERS invites
other respiratory care educational offerings to apply for one of three
levels of recognition. Those are:
Seminar Recognition (Level
Granted to educational non-repeating
(content) RC seminars of any length.
Program Recognition (Level
Granted to educational repeating(content/skills)
RC programs that are designed to teach the same content/skill set each
time the program is delivered.
School Recognition (Level
Granted to educational programs
that meet level II (Recognized Program) recognition guidelines and also
meet these level III additional requirements. In addition to level II
recognition, RC schools must set local evidence-based outcome measures
for (graduate) outcome performance. Graduation from these schools may
then be approved by the country's credentialing and/or licensure system
for RC practice in the hospital, ICUs, and other settings where patients
receive respiratory care.
For more information on IERS,
Contact Sherry Milligan
Association for Respiratory Care
N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063-4706
243-2272, Fax (972) 484-2720