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Day 4 — Friday, July 9

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12:00 p.m. Central

Exhibit Hall Open

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No better way to start your day than virtually strolling through the exhibit hall before sessions start. Take a few minutes to visit exhibitors you know and love.

Exhibit Hall Hours: 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Central. Last day to check out the exhibit hall! Circle back around and see what all you missed.

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Central

Early Access — Get Acquainted

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Log into the platform early and start networking with your colleagues. You can also check out the Exhibit Hall or chat with Event Staff.

1:00 p.m.–1:40 p.m. Central | Education | CRCE: 0.66

I Don’t Know What to do for This Assignment — TILT to Improve Learner Success

Jody Lester, MA, FAARC

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Jody Lester

Have students ever submitted exactly the opposite of what you asked for or told you "I don't know what to do for this assignment"? This lecture discusses how transparently designed assignments offer equitable opportunities for all students to succeed and promote students' conscious understanding of how they learn. Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) is an ongoing research project and community focused on the improvement of higher education teaching and learning for both faculty and students. By describing the Purpose, Task, and Criteria for Success of any learning activity, students have better access to the material and opportunities to succeed. Students who received transparent instruction had increases in academic confidence, a sense of belonging, a sense of gaining employer-valued skills, and 13% to 15% higher retention rates up to two years later. By focusing on the how and why of learning and assignments, TILT aims to close the equity gaps and challenges that are faced by first-generation, historically under-represented, and minoritized students and enhances learning and success in all students.

1:00 p.m.–1:40 p.m. Central | Management | CRCE: 0.66

Respiratory Care Productivity … It Just Doesn't Have to Be So Hard!

Kim Bennion, MsHS, RRT, CHC

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Kim Bennion

Join the presenter and this interactive session as she shares the four key “buckets” of productivity as well the contents that RT do to “fill” each bucket. Capturing the value that RTs bring to an organization is so much more than billable charges. While Respiratory Care leaders understand this, getting executive leaders and external consultants to fully understand this continues to be a challenge. This takes an understanding of the science (data, facts, standardized terminology) and artful communication. The presenter will share templates and other resources to help attendees in presenting the true value of Respiratory Therapists.

1:40 p.m.–2:20 p.m. Central | Education | CRCE: 0.66

Incorporating Mindful Practice in Respiratory Care Education

Nancy Colletti, PhD, RRT, CPFT

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Nancy Colletti

This presentation will examine research on the impact of mindfulness practices in education to support emotion management, reduce stress and anxiety, and build resiliency to meet challenging tasks. During this lecture the speaker will describe her experiences with incorporating mind-body medicine skills in both the face-to-face and virtual classroom environments and provide strategies for integrating mindfulness into the respiratory care curriculum.

1:40 p.m.–2:20 p.m. Central | Management | CRCE: 0.66

Integrations of Care Coordination to Improve Patient Outcomes

Teresa Volsko, MBA, RRT, FAARC

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Teresa Volsko

Care coordination is a strategy to improve transitions of care for patients with chronic diseases while supporting self-management goals and creating a supportive process to assist in improving communication across a complex health system. Respiratory therapists can play an intricate role within a health system to support patients and their families with chronic pulmonary diseases. This lecture will focus on how to implement care coordination into an inpatient or outpatient setting to improve patient outcomes.

2:20 p.m.–2:50 p.m. Central

Expo Break

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Give me a break, give me a break, break me off a little more time in the exhibit hall! Last chance to visit the exhibit hall.

2:50 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Central

#RTSTRONG Appreciation, Encore Presentation

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If you missed it on Day 1, join us for an encore presentation of a short video. Stay till the end and meet the furry side of your AARC Staff. Thank you for all you do for your patients and each other, together we are #RTSTRONG!

3:00 p.m.–3:55 p.m. Central | General | CRCE: 0.92

Closing Ceremony

Lost My Sight, Gained My Vision: How to Persevere and Overcome Unexpected Hardships

Aaron Reistad, Ohio State University

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Aaron Reistad

Adversity is something all of those in healthcare have had to overcome in the last 15 months. Aaron Reistad lost his eyesight at the age of 23 and has had to face adversity every day of his life. He has learned to overcome this adversity and live life to the fullest. His motto is “Lost my Sight, Gained my Vision.” Aaron will share his inspirational story of facing this challenge and persevering.

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