American Association for Respiratory Care

AARC Summer Forum

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Plenary Session

7:30 am – 8:25 am

Cheryl A Hoerr MBA RRT CPFT FAARC
Chair, AARC Program Committee/Presiding
George W Gaebler

Moving the Profession Forward

George W Gaebler MSEd RRT FAARC, Preble NY

In November of 2012, the AARC Board of Directors took action on a number of recommendations brought forth by the 2015 & Beyond Steering Committee. Does this suggest that the 2015 & Beyond proceedings have been brought to conclusion, or is there more work yet to be done? The keynote address, delivered by AARC President George Gaebler, will detail the actions taken by the AARC Board, and furthermore, will explain the rationale of those actions. In addition, President Gaebler will also discuss objectives that still must be addressed and when the Board intends to take action on postponed recommendations. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn about the future of the profession and the role of the AARC in leading the profession through 2015 & Beyond.

Educator Track

8:35 am – 2:45 pm

Joseph Sorbello MSEd RT RRT
Chair, AARC Education Section/Presiding

Education Section Membership Meeting

8:35 am – 9:05 am

Joseph Sorbello MSEd RT RRT
Chair, AARC Education Section/Presiding

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.

Ralph “Chip”   Zimmerman

Emerging Teaching Strategies in Respiratory Care Education

9:10 am – 9:50 am

Interprofessional Collaborative Education
Ralph “Chip” Zimmerman MS RRT-NPS, Atlanta GA

According to a 2011 expert panel report from the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, “the goal of interprofessional learning is to prepare all health profession students to deliberately work together with the common goal of building a safer and better patient-centered and community/population-oriented U.S. health care system.” This lecture describes the concept of interprofessional education and the pilot study conducted at Georgia State University during fall semester 2012.

9:55 am – 10:35 am

Initiation of Collaborative Education: A Case Study
Ralph “Chip” Zimmerman MS RRT-NPS

This second lecture will serve as a sequel to the previous and provide the attendee with an explanation of the resources – (physical, financial, and human)– necessary to institute an Interprofessional Collaborative Education Program. In addition, it will address the pitfalls as well as the rationale for adoption of interdisciplinary and collaborative learning.

10:35 am – 10:50 am

Break
Lynda T Goodfellow

10:50 am – 11:30 am

Student Engagement in Respiratory Care
Lynda T Goodfellow EdD RRT FAARC, Atlanta GA

What does student engagement mean? While it can mean different things to different people, understanding the importance of how students become engaged learners is often lacking. A conceptual framework for understanding student engagement will be presented along with a teaching-based model for what it means within the context of a college classroom or for professional practitioners continuing their education to become an engaged learner. It will specifically address the role of motivation in student engagement as well as describe the elements of active learning, memory and retention in student engagement.

Douglas S Gardenhire

11:35 am – 12:15 pm

Flipping Your Classroom
Douglas S Gardenhire EdD RRT-NPS FAARC, Atlanta GA

Picture yourself in a classroom…What do you see? If you picture yourself in front of the classroom lecturing to your students or staff then you are not alone. However, what if someone said, “You cannot lecture.” What would you do? This presentation will provide techniques that will “flip” your classroom out of the lecture hall.

12:15 pm – 12:35 pm

Break (Boxed lunch optional)

12:35 pm – 1:15 pm

Flipping Techniques in Action: Inspired Teaching in RC (Working Lunch)
Douglas S Gardenhire EdD RRT-NPS FAARC

Whether you are new to teaching, to clinical practice, or are a veteran in the classroom/bedside, the level of inspiration in our teaching and practice reaches both peaks and valleys. This presentation will utilize “flipped” techniques to allow attendees to reflect on their experiences as a respiratory care practitioner or educator, reinvigorating them for the profession. The techniques demonstrated can be extended to faculty, students, or co-workers.

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

Teaching Effectiveness in Respiratory Care
Lynda T Goodfellow EdD RRT FAARC

What makes an effective teacher? Why is measuring teaching effectiveness so important? Strategies to address these questions will be presented along with sources of evidence for documenting teaching effectiveness. The presentation will specifically explain the relationship between teacher characteristics and teacher effectiveness as well as the role of teaching effectiveness in teaching and learning.

Lutana   Haan

2:05 pm – 2:45 pm

Moving from Sage-on-the-Stage to Guide-on-the-Side: Active Teaching and Learning Strategies for Lecture, Lab and Clinical Setting
Lutana Haan MHS RRT RPSGT, Boise ID

Active learning has already been heralded as essential to effective teaching and learning. This interactive session is designed to enhance your teaching toolbox by providing active learning exercises that enhance understanding and produce positive and lasting learning outcomes. Take home creative teaching/learning strategies for the classroom, laboratory and clinical setting that can be implemented immediately in your own teaching practice.

Manager Track

8:35 am – 2:30 pm

Bill Cohagen BA RRT FAARC
Chair, Management Section/Presiding

Management Section Membership Meeting

8:35 am – 9:05 am

Bill Cohagen BA RRT FAARC
Chair, AARC Management Section/Presiding

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.

Patti   DeJuilio

Move to Improve Lung Health!

9:10 am – 9:50 am

Patti DeJuilio MS RRT-NPS, Winfield IL

Respiratory therapy plays an integral part of the process to implement a mobility program for ventilated patients. The presenter will describe the process by which this modality can be incorporated, how respiratory therapy should be involved, and outcomes monitoring for this multidisciplinary team initiative.

Cheryl   Hoerr

Interdisciplinary Communication: Strategies to Improve Patient Safety

9:55 am – 10:35 am

Cheryl Hoerr MBA RRT CPFT FAARC, Rolla MO

Healthcare has become increasingly complex, and patients are at significant risk when accessing care. Poor communication among healthcare providers continues to be a primary cause of sentinel events leading to patient injury and death. As providers continue to feel the impact of reduced reimbursement related to poor quality care, they must develop more efficient strategies through which coworkers can monitor patient care situations, support other team members, and communicate more effectively. This presentation will provide basic communication tools that facilitate accurate communication among healthcare team members and support safe patient care delivery.

10:35 am – 10:50 am

Break

Multidisciplinary Communication and Collaboration Lead to Excellence in ICU Performance

10:50 am – 11:30 am

Patti DeJuilio MS RRT-NPS

It has been widely reported that multidisciplinary rounds in non-critical care settings can improve outcomes. This presentation will discuss how utilizing collaboration of team members at the bedside can establish hospital-wide best practice while simultaneously delivering evidence-based medicine. Strategies to engage all multidisciplinary team members will be highlighted with focus on soliciting input to improve the care and education of the patient. This session will focus on how respiratory therapy can and should be an integral member of this team, and it will close with a discussion on how managers can create a performance dashboard to gauge the success of the multidisciplinary team through improved metrics like risk-adjusted mortality and patient satisfaction.

Cheri   Throop

View from the C-Suite: High Reliability Principles into Everyday Respiratory Care Practice

11:35 am – 12:15 pm

Cheri Throop RN MHSA RHIT CPHQ HPI, Kansas City MO

The healthcare industry is developing a stronger understanding that safety is truly a science. Ultra high levels of patient and employee safety can be achieved by employing evidence-based principles of “high reliability.” The pivotal role of leaders cannot be understated and is absolutely critical to success toward high reliability. Because safety is a “dynamic, non-event,” everyone must have a unified role in creating and maintaining a high reliability, safe culture. This lecture will be followed by a workshop in the afternoon for those interested in applying this information into their daily practice.

12:15 pm – 12:35 pm

Break (Boxed lunch optional)

Workshop: High Reliability Principles into Everyday Respiratory Care Practice (Working Lunch)

Bill Cohagen BA RRT FAARC and Garry W Kauffman MPA FACHE RRT FAARC /Presiding

12:35 pm – 2:30 pm

Cheri Throop RN MHSA RHIT CPHQ HPI

Based upon the information presented at the morning lecture, this workshop is specifically designed to provide the attendee with the tools and techniques essential to successfully applying and hard-wiring high reliability principles into daily practice.