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AARC LIVE! Leadership & Management Track

As curves flatten, the future remains unknown. Preparation and flexibility top the needs of RT teams everywhere. Take part in the AARC LIVE! Leadership and Management track to improve pandemic planning, telehealth opportunities, supply chain management, and workforce collaboration.

Broadcast date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Broadcast time:
2pm Eastern
1pm Central
12pm Mountain
11am Pacific


Approved for 2.68 CRCE Hours.


1. Provide attendees with live continuing education hours specific to the fields of Education, Leadership & Management, Adult Acute Care, and COVID-19.
2. Deliver section-specific content for Education, Leadership & Management, and Adult Acute Care as it relates to the treatment, adaptation and scientific discoveries of COVID-19.

The "Silver Linings" of a Pandemic and Pandemic Surge Planning

With the challenges of planning for and working during a pandemic event, the benefits of such a challenge are often lost on health care givers in the moment. Join the presenter as she outlines benefits both locally and federally where the respiratory care professional role has been expanded and highlighted. The presenter will share templates, outlined processes and strategic planning for leaders to get themselves invited to the table and further the profession. There will be a call for pandemic surge planning documents and processes to be shared in the Leadership and Management Section library on AARConnect.

Discuss the importance of professional influence BEFORE the arrival of a pandemic and the surge planning it requires.
Identify at least 5 key benefits of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of respiratory care as a profession.

Speaker Information

Alicia Wafer, MBA, RRT

Respiratory Care Supply Chain Management During a Pandemic Crisis

Join this respiratory care manager and respiratory equipment and supply team leader of a large health care corporation as he describes the need for equipment and supply standardization both normally and for COVID-19 pandemic strategic planning. He will share the ventilator tracking report that is being used among the organization’s 23 acute care hospitals to report to Vice President Mike Pence’s office per regulation. Join him as he shares the process by which he has assisted in the creation of a unique position within the organization’s supply chain organization. He will further share the value of cost savings in terms of equipment/supply standardization and understand the role this shares in promoting the value of respiratory care.

Discuss the process and impact which equipment and supply standardization can bring to an organization.
Create tools for equipment and supply tracking during a pandemic surge.
Identify the need for open communication before a crisis happens.

Speaker Information

Ted Bond, MBA/HCA, RRT

Telehealth: Necessity Really is the Mother of Invention!

Join this digital health policy expert as she reviews the legislative and regulatory changes affecting provision of care and payment for telehealth services, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Yeager-McSwain will also discuss the resulting impact on the delivery of health care, at large—and the possible implications for health care delivery—post-pandemic. Additionally, she will explore the potential for strategically positioning RTs to fill the role of telehealth consultants as well as the unique adaptations that may be required during a pandemic surge.

Identify recent regulatory expansions to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Develop key strategies for positioning RTs as telehealth consultants.

Speaker Information

Brooke Yeager-McSwain, MSc, RRT

Collaborating to Create Value for Our Professional Workforce Especially During a Pandemic

For the profession of respiratory care, sustainable results depend upon the degree to which an organization’s culture is aligned to specific guiding principles rather than depending solely on tools, programs or initiatives. Culture becomes of paramount importance during times of pandemic surge. This lecture provides a framework that will guide collaboration between academia and health care employers which can facilitate alignment and a roadmap for how educators and managers can design systems to achieve sustainable results. Some feel entry into any health care profession may drop due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, a positive culture with collaboration between hospitals and educational institutions can assist in mitigation of this perception.

Identify examples of how educators and managers can collaborate to increase student enrollment and provide a pathway for professional growth in the workplace even during a pandemic event.
Discuss how systems can be used to promote interconnectivity, shape behavior and report value despite pandemic surge.

Speaker Information


  • Member: $79.00
  • Non-Member: $99.00