The AARC Summer Forum is just a few weeks away, but it’s not too late to register for this mid-year meeting designed exclusively for managers and educators in respiratory care.
If you’re an RT manager who is still asking yourself, “why should I go?” the answer is pretty simple: only at the Forum will you find the targeted information you need to meet the demands placed on you by your hospital administration.
Here are 19 things you’ll learn how to do — or do better — in Tucson this June 25-27:
- Maximize the value of your department under the patient-centric care paradigm.
- Deliver positive and negative feedback to your staff.
- Develop a vision statement.
- Incorporate the seven key elements of a compliance program into your Respiratory Care Dashboard.
- Develop competencies for low volume/high risk procedures.
- Acquire financial support for staff education.
- Deal with regulations that threaten to derail your protocols, order sets, and standing orders.
- Encourage employees to get past the “it’s not my job” mentality.
- Implement interdisciplinary care redesign.
- Become an essential part of discharge planning.
- Enable your staff to practice at the top of their RT license.
- Maximize your role in patient education.
- Interpret the scientific literature.
- Recognize non-evidence based respiratory care practices and acquire the tools to change them.
- Understand service lines (a joint session by the ACHE and AARC)
- Create a Respiratory Care Clinical Practice Committee.
- Manage respiratory care services across multiple sites of care.
- Use research methods to solve clinical and managerial problems.
- Grow your own career by helping others grow theirs.
You’ll also get the chance to network with influential leaders and peers from across the country, and it will all happen at the beautiful JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, a premiere travel destination that’s the perfect jumping off point for a fabulous summer vacation throughout the American Southwest.