7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.–8:40 a.m. | Room TBA | General
Karen Schell, DHSc RRT RPFT, Frankfort KS
In this keynote address, AARC President Karen Schell will update the audience on the goals, priorities, and strategic focus of the Association for 2019. Attend this presentation and better understand the current and future direction of the profession during Dr. Schell’s presidency. This is your opportunity to hear from our president regarding topics that are important to you!
8:50–9:30 a.m. | Room TBA | Management
Scott Reistad RRT CPFT FAARC, Colorado Springs CO
The further plans for the future are made, the less predictability exists. With long-term plans, calculated “guesses” are made about future performance based on assumptions regarding today and yesterday. The reality is that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to determine what your daily actions should be 6 months or a year from now. Using a model of “compressed” time, this problem may lend to more predictive success in achieving the goals you desire.
8:50 a.m.–12:40 p.m.
8:50 a.m.–9:30 a.m. | Room TBA | Education
Joseph Coyle MD, Boise ID
This discussion explores the many ways that elements of the evidence-based investigation process can be introduced into the curriculum for respiratory therapy programs. The steps in the process are developed from framing the clinical question in PICO format to searching the medical literature and assessing studies for quality and validity. Many examples will be given to demonstrate how it can be implemented in a way that complements the basic core respiratory care plan of study.
9:35 a.m.–10:15 a.m. | Room TBA | Education
Brad Leidich MSEd RRT FAARC, Grantville PA
Kevin O’Neil MD MHA, Wilmington NC
Attendees will learn the steps needed to successfully analyze the NBRC TMC exam reports, as required by CoARC in the annual report of current status. Attendees will also learn how to improve their curriculum by developing an action plan to address low subscores.
11:15 a.m.–11:55 a.m. | Room TBA | Education
Shelley Mishoe PhD RRT FAARC, Virginia Beach VA
The presenter will provide an overview of the Inter-professional Education (IPE) core competencies and why these are important to Inter-professional Collaborative Practice (IPCP). There will be emphasis on how these competencies can influence teamwork and the roles of respiratory therapists. The presenter will discuss strategies for implementing programmatic changes and enhancements to address IPE and IPCP. Time will be allotted for questions and comments from members of the audience.
12:00 p.m. –12:40 p.m. | Room TBA | Education
Thomas Hill PhD RRT FAARC, Athena GA
Thomas Smalling PhD RRT FAARC, Northport NY
The presenters will provide an overview of the proposed 2020 accreditation standards and their implications for programs and the profession. Emphasis will be placed on the most significant differences between current and new standards. Strategies for implementing programmatic changes to address compliance with the new standards will also be discussed. Time will be allotted for questions and comments from members of the audience.
9:35 a.m.–10:15 a.m. | Room TBA | Management
Kevin McQueen MHA RRT CPPS, Colorado Springs CO
High functioning teams are grounded in mutual respect, personal accountability, and trust. How is a team disrupted when one member elevates self over another team success? Join the presenter as he provides clear ways to identify “disrupters” and explains the high cost to team reputation these individuals cause. Solutions for moving your team from disruptive collateral damage to productivity will be presented.
10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.–11:55 a.m. | Room TBA | Management
Samantha Davis MS RRT CHSE, Boise ID
When navigating an institution as part of a marginalized group, safe(r) spaces allow individuals to participate, work, learn, receive care, and grow more effectively. Within the LGBTQ+ community, the scarcity of these spaces may create additional barriers for patients, students, or professionals to thrive. This session will discuss strategies for providing safe(r) spaces to individuals in classroom and clinical settings.
12:00 p.m.–12:40 p.m. | Room TBA | Management
Steven Abplanalp MBA RRT, Murray UT
Success in the constantly changing health care environment depends upon strong “teaming.” Creating an environment where employees feel safe to take professional risks, learn from experience, and then grow new ideas into opportunities enables them to reach their highest potential. Strong leadership teams that are dynamic, flexible, and organized to learn make a positive difference for every patient, every day while they revolutionize the health care workplace.
12:40 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.–2:55 p.m. | Room TBA | Management
Margarete Pierce MS RRT CPFT, Chadds Ford PA
New leadership onboarding can prove challenging; therefore, key elements of identifying, growing, and onboarding new leaders is imperative to reduce the loss of Respiratory Care leadership knowledge and strategic positioning. Join this industry expert as she presents key concepts and stresses the need for formal, strategically implemented succession planning for long-term Respiratory Care viability.
2:15 p.m.–3:40 p.m.
2:15 p.m.–2:55 p.m. | Room TBA | Education
Lynda Goodfellow RRT AE-C FAARC, Peachtree City, GA
Respiratory Therapy Education programs remain at different levels for both entry to practice and for advancement once a practitioner has clinical experience. The didactic knowledge learned within these programs on evidence-based medicine and research should build in level and provide a baseline within each level of education. This lecture will discuss the recommended education to be provided at each education level and how to integrate these into your program successfully.
3:00 p.m.–3:40 p.m. | Room TBA | Education
Natalie Napolitano MPH RRT FAARC, Philadelphia PA
Many education programs incorporate research into their curriculum nationally. Unfortunately, many may have difficulty finding appropriate research mentors for their students. Having a few research partners for your program can assist in alleviating this problem. Finding a research partner can be challenging and working together on the expectations of the course is important for success.
3:00 p.m.–3:40 p.m. | Room TBA | Management
Tammy Stucki RRT RRT-ACCS, St George UT
Generational differences have been well defined in the literature. However, join this unique presentation from the perspective of a “Gen X” presenter as she shares the stage with a “Millennial.” They will share ideas about what millennials really want from their manager and provide unique suggestions for retaining millennials in an organization's workforce.
3:45 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | Room TBA | Management
Matthew Pavlichko MS RRT RRT-NPS, Myerstown PA
Employee engagement is becoming a priority metric in the hospital/health care industry. The shared governance theory is a way to engage and develop health care employees. This presentation describes the history, purpose, and structure of shared governance as well as how it can improve employee engagement while driving quality and process improvement.
3:45 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | Room TBA | Education
Brian Walsh PhD RRT FAARC, Lynchburg VA
Robert Joyner PhD RRT FAARC, Delmar MD
This session is an update for the profession on the progress made by the Advanced Practice Respiratory Therapist (APRT) committee.