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Leadership Institute-Education Track

This series of courses was designed to provide real-world education for respiratory therapists who wish to expand their breadth and depth of knowledge beyond the clinical realm. The Leadership Institute was designed and developed by content experts in respiratory care education, management, and research. The information and activities in the Leadership Institute provide a foundation for future growth in your career.

The content of this track is based on critical competencies of respiratory care managers and developed by content experts. The Education Track will provide the learner with a strong foundation for education in respiratory care.

Each of the six (6) modules contain a short video, text-based course content, and a 3-question post-module quiz. The comprehensive post-course test contains 20 questions. A score of 80% (16/20) is required to pass.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

Approved for 15.00 CRCE Hours.


Identify principles and methods of respiratory therapy adult education
Identify best practices for developing respiratory therapy courses and evaluation of learning
Identify effective classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction techniques
Discuss effective educational technology
Define continuing education and discuss its role in the respiratory therapy profession

Principles and Methods of Respiratory Therapy Adult Education

After completing this module, the learner will be able to:
Describe various venues for respiratory therapy education
Describe program accreditation requirements to include: faculty, physical & financial, resources and record keeping
Discuss the financing of respiratory care education in the public, private and hospital environments
Identify the instructional needs of adults
Describe how age, gender and cultural differences affect learning

Speaker Information

Toni Rodriguez EdD, RRT, FAARC

Developing Respiratory Therapy Courses and Evaluation of Learning

After completing this module, the learner will be able to:
Describe reasons for respiratory course or lesson development
Identify existing resources for course or lesson development
Construct learning objectives
Define the purpose and list the elements of a syllabus
Describe the steps in the development of a lecture and/or presentation
Explain the role of effective communication between the teacher and the learner during the educational process
Describe methods used to evaluate instructional delivery
Discuss methods used to measure learning post instructional delivery
Construct test items based upon learning domain and different format of test questions

Speaker Information

Diane Oldfather, MHEd, RRT, FAARC

Clinical Instruction Techniques for Students and Employees

After completing this module, the learner will be able to:
Explain why and how clinical competency evaluations are developed
Discuss how clinical instruction differs from didactic instruction
Summarize the qualities of an effective clinical instructor as related to individual and group instruction
Describe methods to provide constructive feedback to learners
Identify the effective communication skills required to maintain collaborative and supportive relationships in the clinical environment
Describe the steps in clinical evaluation
Describe inter-rater reliability as it relates to clinical evaluations and how it is achieved

Speaker Information

Sarah Varekojis PhD, RRT, FAARC

Classroom and Laboratory Instruction Technique

After completing this module, the learner will be able to:
Describe the steps in developing a lecture
Explain the role of case study exercises and role-playing in effective instruction
Describe problem based learning and its application
Explain methods for evaluating instruction
Identify classroom and laboratory resources.

Speaker Information

Christine Hamilton, DHSc, RRT, AE-C

Educational Technology

After completing this module, the learner will be able to:
Discuss the use of computer technology in the classroom
Describe internet-based classroom management systems (e.g., Blackboard©)
Discuss the use of patient simulators
Discuss web-based instruction/distance learning
Review recent trends in health informatics

Speaker Information

Diane Oldfather MHEd, RRT, FAARC

Continuing Education

After completing this module, the learner will be able to:
Describe how to assess workforce needs for continuing education
Identify the steps in development of a department education plan
Explain how to assess a department education plan
Identify types of education and documentation requirements mandated for employees and students
Explain why the ability to support, promote, and ensure alignment with an organization's vision and values is essential to ensuring the effective, efficient, and sustainable use of resources and assets

Speaker Information

Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC

  • Member: $225.00
  • Non-Member: $320.00