Tuesday, June 27

6:30 am–7:30 am | Room TBA | All Tracks

Coffee Service for Registered Attendees and Exhibitors

7:00 am–7:55 am | Room TBA | All Tracks

Agency Update

Brian WalshThomas KallstromBradley LeidichRobert L Joyner Jr

Brian Walsh PhD RRT-NPS FAARC- AARC President
Thomas Kallstrom MBA RRT FAARC- ARCF Executive Vice President
Bradley Leidich MSEd RRT FAARC - CoARC President
Robert L Joyner Jr PhD RRT-ACCS FAARC - NBRC President

The leadership of the AARC, ARCF, CoARC, and the NBRC will join attendees to discuss the latest professional, research, accreditation, and credentialing issues facing respiratory care.

8:00 am–9:30 am

Jimmy A Young Memorial Lecture

Robert C. Shaw Jr.

8:00 am–9:30 am | Room Arizona Ballroom 7-12 | Education Track

Specialists Reveal Details about their Practices in Adult Critical Care and Neonatal/Pediatric Care

Robert C. Shaw Jr. PhD RRT FAARC, Olathe KS

Results from job analysis studies will be described. These results support the content of future examinations associated with the RRT-ACCS, CRT-NPS, and RRT-NPS credentials.

8:00 am–8:30 am | Room TBA | All Tracks

Management Section Membership Meeting

Cheryl A Hoerr MBA RRT FAARC - Chair, AARC Management Section/Presiding

Updates on issues important to the section will be discussed, with interactive dialogue on how the section chair and the AARC can better serve the Management Section and its members. This is your opportunity to influence the profession and network with your peers. All Summer Forum attendees are invited to attend.

8:35 am–9:15 am | Room TBA | Manager Track

Respiratory Care Clinical Practice Committee

James Deckman

James Deckman MS RRT-NPS, Clearwater FL

This presentation provides a comprehensive look at how to get team members on board and keep them on board. Studies have shown that engaged staff provide higher quality care, improve patient satisfaction, and decrease staff turnover-all of which we as leaders desire. By having your RT staff onboard and engaged, you as the RT leader can best determine how to utilize their skills and knowledge, collaborate with them so that they understand the 'why' as well as the 'what', and match them with opportunities to improve your department's value and demonstrate your value as an RT leader in your organization.

9:20 am–10:00 am | Room TBA | Manager Track

Regional Management of Respiratory Care Services in a Multi-Site Health System

Holly Williams

Holly Williams BS RRT, Greenville SC

Managing multiple respiratory care departments across multiple sites poses many challenges that differ from those that arise in a single location department. Ensuring that each site is successful requires careful planning and commitment from the respiratory care manager. The unique challenges that regional managers face require creative thought and adaptability. This session will review some of the specific challenges as well as essentials for success. Communication is always identified as a number one barrier; different techniques to address this barrier will be discussed. There will be several organizational charts presented to demonstrate various models that can work in respiratory care departments.

9:45 am–10:25 am

Creating An Interprofessional Curricula

Deborah A Patten

9:45 am–10:25 am | Room Arizona Ballroom 7-12 | Education Track

Interprofessional Simulations for Health Care Students using High-Fidelity Manikins

Deborah A Patten MA RRT CHSE, Highland Heights KY

This lecture will describe the process and implementation of incorporating interprofessional simulations using high-fidelity manikins at regular intervals in academic coursework among health care students of differing disciplines.

10:15 am–11:40 am | Room TBA | Manager Track

Research Workshop for RT Managers

Sarah Varekojis
Thomas Lamphere

Sarah Varekojis PhD RRT FAARC, Columbus OH
Thomas Lamphere BS RRT-ACCS RPFT FAARC Sellersville PA

One of the main purposes of research is to solve problems. Many departments struggle with challenges that range from job satisfaction to hospital readmissions to device selection to orientation. This session will explore using research methods to address issues managers encounter in moving their department forward.

10:30 am–11:10 am | Room TBA | Education Track

The Advanced Practice Respiratory Therapist (APRT): Exploring the Potential

John Wilgis
Shane Keene

Brian Walsh

Robert L. Joyner

John Wilgis MBA RRT, Orlando FL
Shane Keene DHSc RRT-NPS FAARC Telford TN
Brian Walsh PhD RRT-NPS FAARC Boston MA
Robert L. Joyner PhD RRT-ACCS FAARC Salisbury NY

This panel discussion by the Ad Hoc Committee on Advanced RT Practices, Credentialing, and Education will discuss the effort, over the past year, of exploring the need for an advanced practice provider to care for patients with cardiopulmonary disease. The session will be moderated by Dr. Shawna Strickland.

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Dr H Fred Helmholz MD Education Lecture Series

Joseph P CoyleShane Keene

11:15 am–12:15 pm | Room Arizona Ballroom 7-12 | Education Track

The Value of Degree Advancement Programs for Progression of the Respiratory Therapy Profession

Joseph P Coyle MD , Charlotte NC
Shane Keene DHSc RRT-NPS FAARC Telford TN

Respiratory therapy degree advancement programs provide a pathway for respiratory therapists who have earned an associate degree (AS) to earn a bachelor's degree (BS) or graduate degree (MS). As the number of degree advancement programs continues to grow, both faculty and students seek to have a better understanding of what a successful degree advancement program looks like and whether programmatic accreditation of these types of programs matters. This presentation addresses both of these issues.

11:45 am–12:25 pm | Room TBA | Manager Track

By Helping Others You Help Yourself To Success

Scott Reistad

Scott Reistad RRT CPFT FAARC, Colorado Springs CO

Many may have heard the famous quote by Zig Ziglar, "You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want." However, now research has shown this is not just a witty saying, but a validated truth. As it turns out nice guys don't finish last after all!

Crystal Dunlevy

12:30 pm–1:30 pm | Room Arizona Ballroom 7-12 | All Tracks

Historical (Hysterical) Notes

Crystal Dunlevy EdD RRT, Columbus OH

The journal RESPIRATORY CARE once had a feature called "Historical Notes" edited by Phil Kittredge. Looking at the evolution of our profession can sometimes be more hysterical than historical (and much more entertaining)! This presentation will highlight some of our hysterical history. From the argument over whether to call our most revered gas dephlogisticated air or oxygen to the Heroes of Inhalation Therapy (the HIT list), you will laugh, cry, and run the gamut of human emotion as you learn fun facts about the history of respiratory care. Nurses know who Florence Nightingale is; shouldn't Sister Mary Yvonne be on the tip of your tongue?