AARC Summer Forum 2019

Sunday, July 21

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7:15 a.m.–8:15 a.m.

Hot Breakfast Buffet for Registered Attendees and Exhibitors

8:30 a.m.–9:10 a.m. | Room TBA | General

Diversity and Inclusion: How to Do It Right!

Gabrielle Davis MPH RRT CHES, Boise ID

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Gabrielle Davis

Diversity and inclusion are the latest buzzwords used in academia and health care to depict safe and welcoming environments. They are found throughout mission and vision statements, course syllabi, websites, and student handbooks all over the country. These terms are often used interchangeably, though their meanings are quite different. This presentation will highlight the true meaning of diversity and inclusion and how they are equally important in the academic and health care settings.

9:20 a.m.–10:00 a.m. | Room TBA | Education

The Fundamentals of Focused, Fast, and Effective Feedback

Jody Lester MA RRT, Nampa ID

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Jody Lester

These days educators have a large number of tools in their teaching toolbox; do we know which one is most likely to transform learning? According to education experts, such as John Hattie, who have evaluated thousands of studies, effective feedback has a greater effect on learning and achievement than any other teaching strategy. This presentation will explore the research and various methods of providing focused, fast, and effective feedback.

9:20 a.m.–10:00 a.m. | Room TBA | Education

Standardizing Respiratory Therapy Terms to Measure Patient Outcomes and Value of Respiratory Therapy Practice

Constance Mussa PhD RRT, Forest Park IL

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Constance Mussa

Currently, due to a lack of standardized terminology, respiratory care data are seldom captured and aggregated in health information systems to help us generate meaningful information, link respiratory care interventions and outcomes, and evaluate the cost-effectiveness of care. This session will describe work that is currently underway to label and define key respiratory care concepts that describe patient responses to respiratory system dysfunction, events, and interventions.

10:05 a.m.–10:45 a.m. | Room TBA | Education

Guide Respiratory Therapy Students through Exploration and Better Understanding Using POGIL

Kyle Mahan MSM RRT, Louisville KY

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Kyle Mahan

POGIL is an acronym for Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning. Because POGIL is a student-centered instructional approach, in a typical POGIL classroom or laboratory, students work in small teams with the instructor acting as a facilitator (pogil.org). One benefit of implementing POGIL is that students are put in a position to explain a concept to each other while learning it at the same time, which can aid in retention and mastery of material such as mechanical ventilation.

10:05 a.m.–10:45 a.m. | Room TBA | Management

EMR: Ongoing Success Post Implementation IS Possible

Larae Sams BS MBA RRT, Aurora CO

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Larae Sams

Developing a new electronic medical record (EMR) or transitioning to a new EMR platform can be challenging and stressful for the respiratory therapy department. However, there are strategies for ensuring the respiratory therapy department is well-represented in the development phase. This presenter will identify development challenges and opportunities pertinent to the respiratory therapy manager during the pre-go-live phase of installing an EMR, as well as assuring ongoing success.

10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Visit Our Exhibitors

11:45 a.m.–12:25 p.m. | Room TBA | Education

Gen Z Goes to College: Characteristics, Traits, and Learning Preferences of Our Youngest Generation of Students

William Galvin, RRT MSEd FAARC, Havertown PA

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William Galvin

Generation Z are now entering college and will bring with them a unique set of traits and characteristics. What motivates them? What do they like/dislike? How do they learn? More importantly, what are their learning preferences? This presentation will address the characteristics of students born in the mid-1990s. It will identify their unique interests, needs, likes, and desires. It will identify their learning preferences and teaching/learning strategies to make education more meaningful and effective for them.

11:45 a.m.–12:25 p.m. | Room TBA | Management

Succession Planning: Developing Future Respiratory Therapy Leaders

Cheryl Hoerr MBA RRT FAARC, Rolla MO

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Cheryl Hoerr

Succession planning is simply the process of developing your people. Many respiratory therapy departments do not have a strategic plan for identifying and preparing therapists to advance in the department or organization. A lack of succession planning can lead to department chaos when key people decide to move on. Come to this session and discover proven techniques to improve your department’s succession planning.

12:25 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Lunch (On Your Own) and Visit Our Exhibitors

2:00 p.m.–2:40 p.m. | Room TBA | Education

Insta-BAM or Insta-SHAM? Utilizing Social Media to Recruit and Market Your Respiratory Therapy Program

Randy Case PhD RRT RRT-NPS, Wichita Falls TX

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Randy Case

Traditional forms of student recruitment are on the way out and the future of recruiting and marketing is decidedly social. This presentation provides best practices for using social media as a recruitment and marketing tool for respiratory therapy programs. This presentation will help guide learners on how to harness social media to market prospective students, stay engaged with potential candidates, and empower your program to recruit the next generation of respiratory therapists.

2:00 p.m.–2:40 p.m. | Room TBA | Management

The Dichotomy of Leadership

Scott Reistad RRT CPFT FAARC, Colorado Springs CO

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Scott Reistad

Every leader must walk a very fine line between opposing viewpoints within leadership in regard to topics like “humble, yet not passive,” “competitive, but still a gracious loser,” “leader, but also a good follower.” Leaning too far either direction can cause challenges to accomplishing goals and providing effective leadership. This presentation will provide insights to balance these opposing views to enhance leadership success.

2:45 p.m.–3:25 p.m. | Room TBA | Education

Education Section Membership Meeting

Georgianna Sergakis PhD RRT FAARC, Chair, AARC Education Section/Presiding

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Georgianna Sergakis

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 Education 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.

2:45 p.m.–3:25 p.m. | Room TBA | Management

Management Section Membership Meeting

Kim Bennion MSHS RRT CHC Chair, AARC Management Section/Presiding

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Kim Bennion

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.

3:25 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Visit Our Exhibitors

3:45 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | Room TBA | General

The Next Step in Your Professional Development

Allen Gustin Jr MD FCCP, Maywood IL
Cheryl Hoerr MBA RRT FAARC, Rolla MO
Peggy Reed-Watts MSEd RRT, St Louis MO

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Allen GustinCheryl HoerrPeggy Reed-Watts

Personal and professional development are essential to successfully advance one’s career. This plenary session is designed to help respiratory therapists consider and cultivate their leadership presence and their communication skills as they pursue various professional career pathways.


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