AARC LIVE! Virtual Learning Event — Leading Beyond Covid-19.

Tuesday, July 7 — Education Track

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. Central

CoARC Update on Standards, Policies, and Reporting

Thomas R. Smalling, PhD, RRT, RPFT, RPSGT, FAARC

Thomas R. Smalling

This presentation will provide an overview of the July 2020 Entry into Practice Standards, the March 2020 Accreditation Policies, and highlights of the 2019 Report on Accreditation. In addition, COVID-19 policy updates and their implications for programs and the profession will be discussed. Time will be allotted for questions and comments from members of the audience.

1:50 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Central

Maintaining Academic Integrity in a Virtual Environment or Evaluation in a Virtual Environment

Joe Coyle, MD, FCCP

Joe Coyle

Ensuring academic integrity is a concern for all respiratory therapy educators, regardless of how students complete their educational activities. Maintaining academic integrity during a sudden transition to online educational activities poses some unique and ongoing challenges many are not prepared to address. In addition, discussions regarding academic integrity can also lead to a reaffirmation of the importance of professionalism and ethical behavior among trainees. This presentation will highlight some best practices and available techniques and tools for educators to leverage, and will address ensuring compliance with applicable CoARC Standards while transitioning to virtual assessment strategies.

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2:35 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Central

Disease Management, Telehealth and the RT Curriculum

Sarah Brundidge, MSc, RRT, AE-C, CPFT

Sarah Brundidge

Opportunities to practice respiratory care via a telehealth delivery model are on the rise. Respiratory therapists have the opportunity to catch this wave. Topics in this presentation include educating the respiratory community about ways to leverage the power of telehealth; integrating disease management and telehealth practice into the RT curriculum and the importance of becoming familiar with telecommunication tools. Students are already using video communication tools in their personal lives, it’s time to bring them into our practice.

3:20 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Central

Creating an Interprofessional Education Experience for Online Learners

Kimberly Clark, EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS

Kimberly Clark

There are many challenges to creating meaningful and active learning experiences for online learners. Interprofessional education (IPE) continues to grow as a means to prepare learners to understand and appreciate the roles of different health care disciplines and how to effectively work together as a team. This presentation highlights challenges to implementing IPE in online courses and offers strategies on leveraging available technologies to give online learners experiential IPE learning opportunities to enhance communication and collaboration across different health disciplines.

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