Affiliate Pre-Courses — Friday, July 14

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | General | Grand E

CoARC Meet the Referee

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

This session is an opportunity for program personnel and administrators to meet with their program referees on an individual basis to discuss:

  • Recent changes to CoARC policies, procedures, and documentation involving the referee process.
  • Interpretation of the new CoARC accreditation standards.
  • What is recommended for improvement of the institution or program, including any progress reports.
  • How to communicate appropriately and effectively with their program referee and Executive Office staff.

Attendance for this session is on a first-come, first-served basis and attendees are required to pre-register with the CoARC by contacting Tammy Alsup. The deadline to register is June 6.

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Pending | Grand G–J

Strengthen Student Recruitment and Retention: The World Needs More RTs

Lori Tinkler, MBA, ICE-CCP
Jennifer Anderson, EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS
Sarah Varekojis, PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC
Carol Dobies, MBA

Lori Tinkler Jennifer Anderson Sarah Varekojis Carol Dobies

The World Needs More RTs” has been a call to action and collaboration of the AARC, NBRC, and CoARC since April 2020. The collaborative national public awareness campaign resulting from this call to action includes a collection of powerful RT and patient stories on, and soon-to-be published best practices and excellent resources RT educators and leaders can utilize in their own professional recruitment efforts. Recently, key personnel in CoARC-accredited entry-to-practice RT programs were surveyed to determine the effectiveness of their recruiting activities to identify best practices to share with RT leaders. These best practices include benchmarking the investment of time and resources against measures of success related to attracting retainable individuals to the profession. In this interactive workshop, RT educators and leaders will have the opportunity to discover recruitment best practices and consider how to incorporate these best practices into their own professional recruitment plans. Participants will create an individualized professional recruitment plan that will include a timeline for implementation and assessment of success. The results of this workshop will directly impact the critical workforce needs of the RT profession by leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of RT educators and leaders across the country.

Attendance for this session is on a first-come, first-served basis. No pre-registration is required. Approved for 3.00 hours of continuing education credits (CRCE).