CoARC Summer Forum Symposium:  New Horizons in Respiratory Care Education
 Advanced Practice Respiratory Therapist Update


David Shelledy, PhD, RRT, FAARC – Click here to view presentation.

The presenter will (1) Describe the potential role of an Advanced Practice Respiratory Therapist (APRT), (2) Discuss possible educational programs to prepare the APRT, and (3) Discuss the implications of advanced practice on national credentialing and state licensure.


Managing Your Clinical Sites


Kathy J. Rye, EdD, RRT, FAARC – Click here to view presentation.

This presenter will (1) Describe strategies for identifying clinical sites that enhance student experiences, (2) Describe various models for precepting students in the clinical setting, and (3) Discuss ways to maintain positive relationships with the program’s clinical sites.

Degree Ladders:  Opportunities for Practitioners


Pat Munzer, DHSc, RRT, FAARC – Click here to view presentation.

The presenter will (1) Describe various pathways for graduates of associate degree programs to earn baccalaureate and graduate degrees, (2) Discribe various models of articulation agreements which provide opportunities for practitioners to earn additional degrees, and (3) Identify potential barriers which may prevent practitioners from earning additional degrees and possible resources to remove such barriers.


Update on Revisions to the CoARC Standards for the Profession of Respiratory Care


Allen N. Gustin, Jr., MD, FCCP – Click here to view presentation.

This presenter will describe the process for revision of the CoARC Standards and present proposed changes to the Standards.  Attendees will be provided with an overview of the proposed new accreditation Standards and its implications for programs and the profession.  The presenter will focus on the most significant differences between the current and new Standards.  Strategies for implementing programmatic changes to address compliance with the new Standards will also be discussed.  Time will be allotted for questions and comments from members of the audience.

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