Day 3 — Monday, July 17

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8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. | General

Attendee Coffee Service

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. | General Grand EF

Agency Update

Carl Hinkson, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, FAARC — AARC President
Tonya Winders MBA — ARCF Chair
Amy Boeckmann, MPA, RRT — NBRC President
Kevin O’Neil MD — CoARC President

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Carl Hinkson Tonya Winders Amy Boeckmann Kevin O’Neil

The leadership of the AARC, ARCF, CoARC, and NBRC will present the most updated information affecting the profession, research, accreditation, and credentialing. This is a must-attend session on your agenda!

9:40 a.m.–10:40 a.m. | Education | Grand EF

Dr. H. Fred Helmholtz Education Lecture Series

Ethical Dilemmas in Critical and Palliative Care: Drawing the Line Between Benefit and Futility

Allen Gustin, MD, FCCP, FASA, FCCM

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Allen Gustin

Complex ethical cases regarding end of life or chronic disease care can be complicated and emotionally draining. Teaching ethical issues in all learning domains (cognitive, psychomotor, and affective) can be equally complex and is a mandate for CoARC accreditation. This lecture will focus on the complexities of end-of-life care, the issues of palliative medicine and advanced directives, and on alternative teaching strategies to enhance learning for students and practitioners.

9:40 a.m.–10:40 a.m. | Leadership & Management | Grand G–J

Preparing for an Accreditation Visit: A Discussion with Joint Commission Resources

Wayne Murphy, RRT, RRT-NPS, MPS

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Wayne Murphy

Accreditation readiness is a vital component of respiratory care leadership roles and preparing your team can be overwhelming. This interactive presentation will provide attendees with practical solutions and tips to help set the stage for a successful survey.

10:40 a.m.–10:50 a.m. | General


10:50 a.m.–11:30 a.m. | Education | Grand EF

Psychological Safety in the Clinical Learning Space

Stephanie Holst, MS, RRT

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Stephanie Holst

Health care providers involved in an unanticipated adverse event, medical error, and/or a patient-related injury may experience trauma, defined as a second victim experience (SVE). Students and new staff are more prone to SVE’s, which places them at high risk for lack of engagement, burnout, and leaving the profession. Resources for supporting student engagement and following SVE’s in the clinical learning space will be reviewed.

10:50 a.m.–11:30 a.m. | Leadership & Management | Grand G–J

Achieving Apex Recognition: Acute Care Hospitals

Natasha Lavin, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT
Lenny Nyangwara, RRT, MSM, FAARC

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John Emberger Natasha Lavin Lenny Nyangwara

The AARC Apex Recognition Award is a premier recognition program for respiratory care departments. Achieving Apex distinguishes a facility by demonstrating that they have a commitment to excellence in professional development, evidenced-based care, patient safety, and quality improvement. In this presentation, panelists will discuss key elements needed to achieve Apex, including tips on how they were able to evaluate their teams for Apex recognition.

11:40 a.m.–12:20 p.m. | Leadership & Management | Grand G-J

Respiratory Care Protocols: From Creation to Implementation

Andrew Klein, MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS

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Andrew Klein

Respiratory therapist- driven protocols can facilitate the delivery of evidence-based respiratory care. The idea of utilizing protocols is sound, but how do we get there? This lecture will explore the value and importance of respiratory therapist- driven protocols within a department and an organization. Important steps to consider during the creation and implementation stages of protocols will be discussed.

11:40 a.m.–12:20 p.m. | Education | Grand EF

Achieving Apex Recognition: Educational Programs

Jennifer Keely, MEd, RRT, RRT-ACCS
Megan Koster, EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS
Tom Jones, MEd, RRT, CPFT

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Jennifer Keely Megan Koster Tom Jones

The AARC Apex Recognition Award is a premier recognition award for respiratory care educational programs. The Apex Recognition Award helps consumers make choices about their education by recognizing entry-to-practice and degree advancement programs that promote high quality education and evidence-based medicine. In this presentation, panelists will discuss key elements needed to achieve Apex and share lessons learned for all educators.

12:30 p.m.–1:20 p.m. | General, Leadership & Management | Grand EF

Closing Ceremony

What’s Next For You, RT?

Joel Brown, MSM, RRT, FAARC

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Joel Brown

Based on the speaker’s TEDx Talk, this lecture will provide the attendees with insight into the predicted future of the RT profession, challenge them to choose their goals and career paths, and provide tools to help them make it happen. The Choose, Find, Identify, and Do philosophy will help the attendees “Build the Castle” for their careers.

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