Pre-Summer Forum Programs

Thursday, July 12, 2012

National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)

9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Item Writing Workshop

The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) will sponsor a free 3-hour item writing workshop that is designed to assist the attendee to develop his/her skills in effective and high quality multiple choice item writing. There is no preregistration for this workshop. The number of attendees is limited to a first-come first-serve basis while on-site. Following this workshop, you may choose to serve as an item-writer for future NBRC credentialing examinations. Hone your item writing skills and enhance your program’s test bank. Aid your credentialing organization in developing effective and high quality credentialing examinations.

American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

1:00 pm - 5:05 pm

Building a Simulation Toolbox

Shawna Strickland PhD RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC/Presiding

Course capacity is limited. Pre-registration required. Deadline: Monday, July 9, or when course is full. Approved for 3.66 hours of continuing education credits (CRCE). You must attend the entire course to receive CRCE credit; no partial credit will be awarded.

Target Audience: Program Directors, Directors of Clinical Education, Department Managers, and Hospital-based Educators

Use of simulation technology has exploded over the last several years. Its role in military, research, and medical education have grown by leaps and bounds. Simulators are now routinely found at universities, community colleges and in many large medical centers. This pre-course will provide an overview of simulation technology and its role in respiratory education/competency testing. Is simulation really necessary or just an expensive replacement for live clinician and patient interaction? How can educators and managers alike utilize simulation technology to verify competence of students and staff? Attend this Summer Forum pre-course to find out.

Jullianne S Perretta MSEd RRT-NPS
Jullianne S Perretta MSEd RRT-NPS
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

Overview of Clinical Simulation

Julianne S Perretta MSEd RRT-NPS , Baltimore MD

This presentation will provide an overview of clinical simulations. The participant will be able to discuss the role simulation holds for the future of RT education, both in the classroom and at the bedside. Included will be guidelines set by The Joint Commission and CoARC; for designing simulation curriculum. Different methods of simulation will be discussed and how it can be used for RT training, competency assessment and skills acquisition.

Roberta Hales MHS RRT-NPS RN
Roberta Hales MHS RRT-NPS RN
2:00 pm - 2:55 pm

Performing a Needs Assessment for Your Institution

Roberta Hales MHA RRT-NPS RN, Philadelphia PA

This presentation will discuss the importance of a needs assessment for implementation and use of clinical simulators. Participants will be able to identify key elements of the needs assessment and develop various topics for their collegiate or hospital program.

2:55 pm - 3:10 pm


3:10 pm - 4:05 pm

Simulation To Evaluate Competency

Roberta Hales MHA RRT-NPS RN

This presentation will discuss the creation and validation of a checklist for RT competency using patient simulation. The presenter will highlight current research for the use of measurement matrices in simulation and the role of the “debrief.”

Jullianne S Perretta MSEd RRT-NPS
Jullianne S Perretta MSEd RRT-NPS
4:10 pm - 5:05 pm

Simulations on a Budget

Julianne S Perretta MSEd RRT-NPS

This presentation will address the financial burden of patient simulation equipment and provide creative and unique examples of utilizing this technology without a large budget. Presenter will also discuss alternatives to expensive simulator purchases and discuss opportunities to partner/contract with other local institutions already in possession of expensive simulator technology.

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Meet the Commission

CoARC Board members and Executive Office staff will be available to meet faculty to assist them with specific program issues and/or answer any accreditation questions they might have. Appointments must be made for this session. To make an appointment, please contact Shelley Christensen at at CoARC by July 1.

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