Please allow 2-3 minutes after your purchase for your course to be available in your AARC University classroom.

A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices for Respiratory Therapists (4th edition)


Respiratory therapists are the only health care providers who receive extensive formal education and who are tested for competency in aerosol therapy. The RT's ability to serve patients with acute chronic respiratory disease as the expert in aerosol therapy allows the concept of "art" and "science" to take on a practical reality.

Mastery of both the art and science of aerosol delivery can have a profound impact on appropriately matching medications and delivery devices to optimize your patients' clinical outcomes. The fourth edition of this Aerosol Guide delivers detailed and comprehensive information that, when combined with your dedication and commitment to be the professional experts in this important area, will empower you to provide guidance to your physician, nurse, and pharmacist colleagues—but, most importantly, to your patients.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

This guide is supported with an educational grant from Philips.

**Please note that this program requires the participant to view the entire intro video prior to reading the course content, taking the final quiz, and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 6.00 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Identify terminology used in aerosol medicine
State approximate amount of aerosol deposited in the lower respiratory tract for nebulizers, pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs), and dry-powder inhalers (DPIs)
List advantages and disadvantages of inhalation compared to other routes of drug administration
Identify hazards of aerosol therapy that can impact the patient receiving therapy as well as care providers and bystanders
List advantages and disadvantages of nebulizers for aerosol delivery
Identify special considerations for neonatal and pediatric drug delivery
List common problems and errors with each type of inhaler
Compare the principle of operation of a jet nebulizer, mesh nebulizer, and ultrasonic nebulizer
Describe types of pneumatic jet nebulizer designs and methods that are used to decrease aerosol loss from a jet nebulizer during exhalation
Learn steps for correct use of jet, ultrasonic, and mesh nebulizers
Describe the basic components of a metered-dose inhaler
List advantages and disadvantages of metered-dose inhalers
Compare and contrast performance of pMDIs with HFA and CFC propellants
Discuss factors affecting the pMDI performance and drug delivery
Explain the importance of priming and tracking the number of doses for a metered-dose inhaler
Compare and contrast the design of holding chambers and spacers
Identify factors that affect dose delivery from a holding chamber/spacer
List advantages and disadvantages of dry-powder inhalers
Describe the principle of operation of various commercially available dry-powder inhalers
Identify factors affecting the DPI performance and drug delivery
Explain how you know that each DPI is empty
List the correct steps for use of a nebulizer, metered-dose inhaler, metered-dose inhaler with holding chamber/spacer, and dry-powder inhaler
Describe causes and solutions of problems seen with nebulizers, pMDIs, and DPIs
Discuss criteria to assist clinicians in selecting an aerosol delivery device
Explain how to establish an infection control management system in aerosol drug delivery.
Describe how to instruct and evaluate patients in the use of inhaler devices
Describe the proper technique of cleaning aerosol delivery devices
Discuss the importance of occupational health and safety for respiratory therapists


A Guide to Portable Oxygen Concentrators


Over the past several years, there have been some tremendous breakthroughs in the area of long-term oxygen therapy support. One of the most notable is that of the portable oxygen concentrator. Technology can be a boon or it can be a curse. Even though POC technology is still in its infancy, we are already seeing significant performance improvements in this category. Portable oxygen concentrator technology will not only liberate, it will also enable patients with chronic lung diseases to enjoy a higher quality of life by staying more active. Many of us feel that increased activity levels, with supplemental oxygen when needed, will go a long way toward minimizing expensive chronic pulmonary disease exacerbations.

Gaining all the information about your portable oxygen delivery devices (POCs) is essential for high quality management of chronic respiratory diseases with oxygen dependency. Obtaining "A Guide to Portable Oxygen Concentrators" is a good first step in acquiring the knowledge and information to assist your patients. The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) commissioned a survey of all POC manufacturers along with a group of experts to prepare this guide, and it was written with the patient in mind.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

**Please note that this program requires the participant to view the entire intro video prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Identify special considerations when considering which portable oxygen concentrator is appropriate for individual patients


A Guide to the Nutritional Assessment and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient, 2nd edition


The AARC developed a nutritional guide for the assessment and treatment of the critically ill patient. As the role of the respiratory therapist emerges in the critical care area to include indirect calorimetry monitoring and testing, this guide will serve as an excellent resource to provide better understanding of the nutritional implications that drive metabolic testing and the subsequent treatment recommendations that come as a result of the extrapolated data. In addition, the role of the respiratory therapist will be discussed as a key and influential member of the interdisciplinary team when it comes to the nutritional management of the critically ill patient. Second edition published in 2021.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

**Please note that this program requires the participant to view the entire intro video prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 3.00 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Review the impact of malnutrition on the critically ill
Review the nutrition assessment and treatment process
Review current recommendations for nutritional support and care of the critically ill
Review methods of determining nutritional requirements by predictive equations and indirect calorimetry


A LOTT of Oxygen: An Update


Long-term oxygen therapy has been proven to improve survival in COPD patients with severely impaired oxygenation. However, does the COPD patient with moderately impaired oxygenation also benefit from supplemental long-term oxygen therapy? The Long-Term Oxygen Treatment Trial (LOTT), a randomized clinical trial published in 2016, was designed to evaluate the efficacy of supplemental oxygen for this patient population. This presentation will discuss the design and results of the multi-center LOTT and the implications on patient care.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

This webcast is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from ResMed Inc.

Original Webcast Date June 6, 2017

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Identify interventions that reduce mortality in COPD
Discuss the impact of supplemental oxygen on COPD mortality
Discuss the methodology and outcomes of the LOTT study
Identify impact of the LOTT study on patient care


AARC Exam Prep Program


Are you ready to challenge the NBRC Therapist Multiple Choice and Clinical Simulation Examinations? Let the AARC help you not only prepare for these important credentialing examinations but also enhance your respiratory care knowledge!

The AARC Exam Prep program integrates several components to ensure your learning is maximized and you will have access to all course components for 365 days after your purchase.

NBRC Self-Assessment Examinations: The purchase price of the AARC Exam Prep program includes two (2) Therapist Multiple Choice self-assessment examinations and two (2) Clinical Simulation Examinations straight from the NBRC! ($200 value) We recommend taking one TMC and one CSE self-assessment prior to beginning your studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses. We’ll even itemize your TMC strengths and weaknesses on the Exam Prep program webpage. After you’re finished with the videos and practice quizzes, take the remaining TMC and CSE to see how you’ve improved. This will prepare you for the real test!

Course videos: All of our content was delivered and recorded by leaders in respiratory care. The content directly relates to the NBRC TMC and CSE examination matrices and clearly explains difficult concepts. Each video is accompanied by a handout for further studies. The videos are organized by NBRC examination matrix items, so you’ll see 17 different “Exam Prep” seminars in your AARC U classroom.

Continuing Respiratory Care Education: All 17 seminars included in the AARC’s Exam Prep program qualify for CRCE. The amount of CRCE for each seminar is variable and is determined by the amount of time it will take to complete the individual seminar.

This material has been updated to reflect the NBRC's 2020 TMC/CSE Detailed Content Outline.

Approved for 31.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

N/A


AARC Office Spirometry Certification Program


Spirometry is a common pulmonary function test used to diagnose various pulmonary diseases, like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These tests can be completed in the physician’s office by non-respiratory therapists, but a quality spirometry test requires training and practice. The AARC Office Spirometry Certificate program provides non-respiratory therapists the necessary education for quality spirometry as well as an opportunity to demonstrate skill in performing the test.

This program includes an independent study video-based instructional course, a post-course examination, and quality assurance feedback on 10 spirometry tracings submitted by the candidate from a skilled and credentialed pulmonary function technologist.

For more information, please visit http://www.aarc.org/resources/programs-projects/aarc-office-spirometry-certificate-program/

This program is NOT designed for respiratory therapists and does not award CRCE. If you are a respiratory therapist, please visit the diagnostics section of AARC University for RT-specific CRCE courses.

2022

Approved for 0.00 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Define obstructive and restrictive disease characteristics
Describe the importance of spirometry in the identification and management of lung disease
Describe the spirometry technique
Discuss quality measures associated with spirometry
Identify and correct common spirometry mistakes


Achieving Measurable Outcomes in Pulmonary Rehabilitation


Successful pulmonary rehabilitation is dependent upon achieving predetermined measurable outcomes. This presentation will focus on identifying and measuring evidence-based outcomes in pulmonary rehabilitation. The presenter will also discuss cost and interpretation of outcome tools as well as methods for tracking and reporting outcomes.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

Original Broadcast Date: July 28, 2016

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Identify two options for tracking and reporting outcomes
Discuss competent performance of measuring functional capacity
Describe three evidence based outcomes in Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Describe cost and interpretation of three outcome tools


Adult Critical Care Specialist Course


The AARC's Adult Critical Care Specialist course is a comprehensive course developed to enhance the critical skills necessary for respiratory therapists who work in the critical care environment. This is an excellent course to assist those respiratory therapists preparing to challenge the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Adult Critical Care Specialist (ACCS) examination.

The content of this course has been updated to reflect the most recent NBRC ACCS detailed content outline, effective as of June 2018.

In addition to preparing the respiratory therapist for the NBRC ACCS examination, this course is an excellent tool for those who are new to critical care. With content geared toward respiratory critical care and general critical care, this course is a comprehensive orientation to the respiratory therapist's role in caring for the critically ill patient.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

**Please note that this program requires the participant to view the all video content and complete all associated module quizzes in order prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 13.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Discuss determination of brain death and issues involving organ donation.
Discuss general critical care practices, such as assessing patient status and changes in status, anticipate care based on laboratory results, anticipate care based on imaging and reports of imaging, anticipate effects of pharmacologic agents, anticipate care based on nutritional status, prevent ventilator associated pneumonia, and recognize and manage patients with infections and sepsis.
Discuss respiratory critical care procedures, such as managing airways, administering specialty gases, manage ventilation, and deliver pharmacologic agents.
Discuss patient autonomy and the difference between palliative care and hospice.
Identify necessary components to prepare for disasters, including patient protection and equipment and supply management. Identify components of acting as an interdisciplinary team member.
Discuss performing critical care procedures and troubleshoot systems such as chest tube drainage, bronchoscopy, hemodynamic monitoring, and inhaled delivery of vasodilators.


Adult Critical Care Specialist Re-credentialing Package


Do you hold the RRT-ACCS credential offered by the NBRC? Do you need to renew your credential with 15 adult critical care-related CRCE? This package is for you! The AARC has compiled 15 CRCE directly related to adult critical care to make renewing your credential as easy as possible. This package contains 15 AARC online courses that collectively provide you with 15 CRCE and a 10% discount over the individual courses!

Once the package is purchased, you will see all 15 courses listed above in your AARC University classroom.
2022

Approved for 15.00 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

See chapters below for specific course descriptions.


Advanced Leadership Institute-Education Track: Ch. 2- IPE and teamwork training +IPCP




Advanced Leadership Institute-Education Track: Chapter Two- IPE and teamwork training +IPCP

This course will provide the learner with an understanding of IPE and IPCP and identify the educator's role in IPE and IPCP. This course will also give the learner tools to help create IPE case scenarios and develop level-appropriate measurable learning outcomes for a designated IPE activity.

If you are interested in more than one Education Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Education Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Define IPE
Create IPE case scenarios that engage the learning team
Connect development principles from IPE to Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Interprofessional team-based care
Identify the educator's role in IPE
Develop level-appropriate measurable learning outcomes for the IPE activity


Advanced Leadership Institute-Education Track: Ch. 3- Feedback as an enhanced topic




Advanced Leadership Institute-Education Track: Chapter Three- Feedback as an enhanced topic

This course will provide the learner with an understanding of affective domain and identifying factors that impact affective domain competency. The learner will understand how to develop affective domain competencies and how to develop feedback strategies to improve student performance.

If you are interested in more than one Education Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Education Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Write affective behavioral objectives or goals.
Define affective behavior
Explore teaching strategies to reinforce the appropriate affective behavior.
Discuss methods to provide verbal or written feedback to leaners associated with the affective behavior.
Develop or obtain appropriate methods or tools to assess affective behavior.


Advanced Leadership Institute-Education Track: Ch. 4- Recognizing & guiding the challenging learner




Advanced Leadership Institute-Education Track: Chapter Four- Recognizing and guiding the challenging learner

This course will provide the learner with apply education concepts, such as feed forward/feedback and coaching. This course will also discuss the three cardinal qualities of a teacher/facilitator. This course will also help the learner differentiate between the three types of difficult leaners and develop effective intervention treatment plans.

If you are interested in more than one Education Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Education Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Have a greater understanding of what a slower learner, poor communicator, and unmotivated student my look like in a respiratory therapy program
Review practical tools and strategies in the chapter and find opportunities to incorporate into your respiratory therapy program
Be able to look at your own teaching style and reflect on what areas you are doing well in and identify opportunities to enhance your educational practice.


Advanced Leadership Institute-Education Track: Ch. 5- Changing curriculum to meet future needs




Advanced Leadership Institute-Education Track: Chapter Five- Changing curriculum to meet future needs

This course will teach the learner how to differentiate program and course objectives and help the learner develop evaluations that address each of these. This course will introduce the learner to the NBRC SAE report and how to use this report to identify strengths and weaknesses in program curriculum.

If you are interested in more than one Education Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Education Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Write course learning objectives for cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains that support program objectives
Design course assessments aligned with measuring course and program objectives
Develop a needs assessment process for curriculum improvement
Develop a curriculum improvement plan to address areas of weakness


Advanced Leadership Institute-Education Track: Ch. 6- Recruitment




Advanced Leadership Institute-Education Track: Chapter Six- Recruitment

This course will assist the learner in identifying the role that marketing plays in college recruitment. This course will also discuss challenges in recruitment of students at all types of educational institutions. This course will discuss the role that social media plays on recruitment. This course will discuss the role that department managers and program faculty play in the recruitment of students.

If you are interested in more than one Education Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Education Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Discuss the Dos and Don'ts for marketing educational programs
Illustrate and explain educational recruitment and marketing strategies
Analyze the value and importance of recruitment and marketing


Advanced Leadership Institute-Education Track:Ch.1-Simulation(constructing, evaluation & assessment)




Advanced Leadership Institute-Education Track: Chapter One- Simulation (constructing, evaluation and assessment)

This course will provide the learner with an understanding of the types of medical simulation and how to define fidelity as it relates to medical simulation. This course will also discuss Adult Learning Theory and describe how it relates to medical simulation. Finally this course will describe the three phases of a simulation.

If you are interested in more than one Education Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Education Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Discuss basic foundational learning theories with medical simulation.
Define the type of fidelity and importance within medical simulation.
Discover four delivery models in medical simulation.
Describe the three phases of medical simulation.
Differentiate between simulation modality and typology.


Advanced Leadership Institute-Management Track Ch 2: Establishing Value for the Respiratory Care Dpt




Advanced Leadership Institute-Management Track: Chapter Two- Establishing Value for the Respiratory Care Department

This course will inform the learner on how to assess department performance and identify gaps to improve processes. This course will explain the impact of non-revenue generating activities and also describe the proforma process for planning and decision-making. This course will teach the learner how to develop CAR statements to aid in communication of value to executive leaders.

If you are interested in more than one Management Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Management Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Assess departmental performance and compare to best practices to identify gaps and improve departmental processes.
Explain the impact of non-revenue generating activities performed by the Respiratory Therapist on patient outcomes.
Use the proforma process for planning and decision-making to support departmental and organizational priorities.
Develop CAR statements to communicate to executive leaders how the Respiratory Care department adds value to the organization.


Advanced Leadership Institute-Management Track: Ch. 1-The Departmental Impact on Conducting Research




Advanced Leadership Institute-Management Track: Chapter One- The Departmental Impact on Conducting Research

This course will define what research is, describe the research process, explain the differences between various types of research in which a department may participate and discuss the cost-benefit analysis of conducting various types of research and potential funding resources to assist Respiratory Care leaders with research projects for their departments.

If you are interested in more than one Management Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Management Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Define what research is
Describe the research process
Discuss the cost-benefit analysis of conducting research and potential funding resources to assist with research projects within the Respiratory Care department
Explain the differences between various types of research in which a department may participate


Advanced Leadership Institute-Management Track: Ch. 4- Strategic Planning-People Development & Su...




Advanced Leadership Institute-Management Track: Chapter Four- Strategic Planning-People Development and Succession Planning

This course will explore how to build a strategic plan for developing talent within your organization in order to meet both their career goals and the organizations goals.

If you are interested in more than one Management Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Management Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Create a strategic career development plan for an employee.
Execute strategies to create a people-focused departmental strategic plan for succession planning.
Describe a leader's essential role in developing others.
Explain the difference between developmental feedback and performance feedback.


Advanced Leadership Institute-Management Track: Ch. 5- Mastering Difficult Conversations




Advanced Leadership Institute-Management Track: Chapter Five- Mastering Difficult Conversations

The course will help the learner in defining accountability in the workplace and to identify the value of an accountable team. The learner will also learn how difficult conversations have a role in communication and how these conversations help to sustain an accountable team. This course will aslo provide the learner with skills to increase success during a difficult conversations.

If you are interested in more than one Management Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Management Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Identify the role of difficult conversations in building and sustaining an accountable team.
Define accountability in the workplace.
Identify steps to increase success during a difficult conversation.
Identify the value of an accountable team.
Recognizing when a difficult conversation is necessary.


Advanced Leadership Institute-Management Track: Ch.3- Creating a Leadership Style of Innovations




Advanced Leadership Institute-Management Track: Chapter Three- Creating a Leadership Style of Innovations

This course will help the learner define what an innovative team is and be able to learn how to develop a culture of psychological safety to maximize team performance. The learner will learn how to define and utlize multiple approaches to organization and department change management.

If you are interested in more than one Management Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Management Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Define and utilize multiple approaches to organization and departmental change management.
Define and development of an innovative team
Discuss and develop a culture of psychological safety to maximize team performance.
Recognize multiple approaches to design thinking by detecting progress and identifying opportunities for improvement.


Advanced Leadership Institute-Research Track: Ch. 1- Research Elements: Concepts & Design for Qua...




Advanced Leadership Institute-Research Track: Chapter One- Research Elements: Concepts & Design for Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Investigations

This course will provide the learner with a deeper understanding of the four main types of quantitative research. This course will discuss characteristics and strategies utlized in qualitative research. This course will also discuss design and challenges of mixed methods investigations.

If you are interested in more than one Research Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Research Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Discuss the design, strengths and challenges of mixed methods investigations (the integration of quantitative and qualitative data within one investigation or extended study).
Explain theory and design involved in the four main types of quantitative research: descriptive, correlational, quasi-experimental, and experimental.
Describe characteristics and strategies utilized in qualitative research including ethnographic, case study, and historical designs.


Advanced Leadership Institute-Research Track: Ch. 2- Participant Safety and Ethical Considerations




Advanced Leadership Institute-Research Track: Chapter Two- Participant Safety and Ethical Considerations

This course will provide the learner with a deeper understanding of the historical context for ethics in research. This course will describe the rationale for obtaining informed consent. This course will provide the learner with an understanding of the role of the institutional review board.

If you are interested in more than one Research Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Research Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Differentiate between the different types of institutional review board applications and permissions
Discuss the historical context for ethical considerations in research planning
Describe both the rationale and context for informed consent
Describe the process for identifying and reporting unanticipated and adverse events


Advanced Leadership Institute-Research Track: Ch. 3-Investigational Product Development & Regulation




Advanced Leadership Institute-Research Track: Chapter Three- Investigational Product Development and Regulation

This course will provide the learner with an understanding of the three preclinical translational research parts to MedTech product development and discuss each phase of MedTech development. This course will also provide an overview of FDA medical device classification categories and also provide the learner with definitions for common terms used in medical device development.

If you are interested in more than one Research Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Research Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Define terms common to medical device development.
Recognize the focus of the product team during each phase of MedTech development.
Review the FDA medical device classification categories.
Describe the three preclinical translational research parts to MedTech product development.


Advanced Leadership Institute-Research Track: Ch. 5- Applied Statistics




Advanced Leadership Institute-Research Track: Chapter Five Applied Statistics

This course will provide the learner with knowledge to select the appropriate statistical test to describe variables and when comparing differences and detecting associations between variables. This course will also provide the learner with knowledge in regards to determining effect size and interpretation of common statistical tests.

If you are interested in more than one Research Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Research Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Identify the correct statistical test for comparing differences and detecting associations.
Select the appropriate statistical test to describe variables in a study sample.
Interpret the results of common statistical tests for statistical significance and practical significance.
Compute the effect size for common statistical tests.


Advanced Leadership Institute-Research Track: Ch. 6- Grant Proposal Development




2022 Advanced Leadership Institute-Research Track: Chapter Six- Grant Proposal Development

This course will provide the learner with knowledge regarding possible sources for grant funding. This course will review the process for completing a needs assessment, how to develop a problem statement, and how to write goals and aims for a grant proposal. This course will review program and experimental design and discuss evaluation methods as well as discuss budget development.

If you are interested in more than one Research Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Research Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Describe how to perform a needs assessment, develop a problem statement, and how to write the goals and specific aims for a proposal.
Describe the development of a program or experimental design, and evaluation methods.
Identify possible sources for grant funding.
Describe the process and requirements of budget development.


Advanced Leadership Institute-Research Track: Ch.4-Clinical Research Study Operations and Regulat...




Advanced Leadership Institute-Research Track: Chapter Four- Clinical Research Study Operations and Regulatory Affairs: Lessons from the Commercial Setting

This course will provide the leaner with an understanding of the purpose and conduct of clinical research in a commercial context and also provide information on the types of medical technology commercial research. This course will describe the role that regulatory affairs has in the medical technology industry and describe the types of regulatory approval for medical devices.

If you are interested in more than one Research Track chapter, please consider the full Advance Leadership Institute – Research Track course.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 80% on the post-test.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

State the types of medical technology commercial research.
Understand the unique requirements for sponsored research.
Describe the high-level types of regulatory approval for medical devices.
Understand the purpose and conduct of clinical research in a commercial context.
Describe the roles, responsibilities, and function of regulatory affairs in medical technology industry.


Advanced Practice Respiratory Therapy: A Panel Discussion


The AARC, CoARC, and NBRC have collaborated on the development of the advance practice respiratory therapist for the past several years. The results of that collaboration are coming to fruition and this panel discussion will provide an overview of past work completed by the stakeholders, the progress toward implementation of this new profession, and future efforts needed to develop the advanced practice respiratory therapist.

Original Webcast Date February 4, 2021

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Define the construct of the advanced practice respiratory therapist
Discuss the progress toward the implementation of the advanced practice respiratory therapist
Identify the process of developing a license to practice for the advanced practice respiratory therapist
Discuss future efforts needed to develop the advanced practice respiratory therapist


Advanced Ventilator Modes in the PICU


Advanced ventilator modes such as high-frequency, airway pressure release ventilation, and neurally assisted ventilatory assist are often utilized in the pediatric ICU for patients with respiratory failure. This lecture will discuss the physiology of each mode, evidence supporting each mode, and what patient populations may benefit from individual modes. What we have learned so far from clinical studies, animal models, and bench studies will be discussed.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

Original webcast date: January 12, 2022

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Sentec.

Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Discuss the physiologic rationale for advanced ventilator modes
Discuss the evidence for the use of high-frequency modes, NAVA, and APRV in the PICU


Aerosolized Medications: Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Asthma


Asthma is a reversible disease requiring appropriate pharmacological treatment by the Respiratory Therapist. This presentation will cover existing and new aerosolized medications recommended by national and international guidelines in both acute and maintenance treatment of the disease.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

Original Broadcast Date: May 10, 2016

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2022

Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Define asthma
Discuss aerosolized medications used to treat asthma
Discuss non-aerosolized medications used to treat asthma
Differentiate between exacerbation and stable treatment of asthma
Discuss guidelines as a way to implement practice


All Advanced Leadership Institute Modules - Management, Research & Education




Made up of three tracks, the Advanced Leadership Institute provides the latest knowledge for respiratory therapists looking to enhance their careers. Content experts in respiratory care education, management, and research carefully designed each of the courses found in the Institute. All information and activities in the Institute build upon the knowledge learned after completing the AARC’s Leadership Institute. These Advanced Leadership Institute tracks–Education, Management, and Research–dive deep into the relevant topics needed to enhance your leadership skills and tools.

The Advanced Leadership Institute is a web-based course with PDF documents available for download. The course program also provides the flexibility to complete at your individual pace, wherever and whenever best fits your schedule.

This package contains all 3 AARC Advanced Leadership Institute tracks - Management, Education, and Research - that collectively provide you with 25.50 CRCE and a 15% bulk discount over purchasing each track individually!

2022

Approved for 25.50 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

See below for specific information on each track:


CHAPTERS

PFT: RESPIRATORY CARE Journal Conference Highlights

This webcast will summarize the main topics discussed at the AARC Journal Conference "Pulmonary Function Testing" held in Tampa FL, March 2011. Questions addressed during this meeting include clinical indications for commonly performed tests, interpretation guidelines and reference values, and future considerations for lung function laboratories.

This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Gregg Ruppel MEd, RRT, RPFT, FAARC


2018 Effective Preceptors: A Panel Discussion


Speaker Information

Georgianna Sergakis, PhD, RRT, FAARC
Emilee Lamorena, MSc, RRT, RRT-NPS
Ankeet Patel, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS
Kali Watts, MS, RRT


2018 Medication Safety: Why Errors Occur and What RTs Can Do to Reduce the Risks


Speaker Information

Kevin McQueen MHA, RRT, CM


A Comparative Analysis of Ideal Body Weight Methods for Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation


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Michael Davis, PhD, RRT


A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices- 4th Edition


Speaker Information

Douglas S. Gardenhire EdD RRT RRT-NPS FAARC
Dave Burnett PhD RRT AE-C
Shawna Strickland PhD RRT RRT-ACCS RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC
Timothy R. Myers MBA RRT RRT-NPS FAARC


A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices- 4th Edition

Respiratory therapists are the only health care providers who receive extensive formal education and who are tested for competency in aerosol therapy. The RT's ability to serve patients with acute chronic respiratory disease as the expert in aerosol therapy allows the concept of "art" and "science" to take on a practical reality.

Mastery of both the art and science of aerosol delivery can have a profound impact on appropriately matching medications and delivery devices to optimize your patients' clinical outcomes. The fourth edition of this Aerosol Guide delivers detailed and comprehensive information that, when combined with your dedication and commitment to be the professional experts in this important area, will empower you to provide guidance to your physician, nurse, and pharmacist colleagues—but, most importantly, to your patients.

This guide is supported with an educational grant from Philips.

**Please note that this program requires the participant to view the entire intro video prior to reading the course content, taking the final quiz, and obtaining a course certificate.**


Speaker Information

Douglas S. Gardenhire EdD RRT RRT-NPS FAARC
Dave Burnett PhD RRT AE-C
Shawna Strickland PhD RRT RRT-ACCS RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC
Timothy R. Myers MBA RRT RRT-NPS FAARC


A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices-4th ed.


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A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices-4th ed.


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A Guide to Portable Oxygen Concentrators


Speaker Information

Sam Giordano MBA, RRT, FAARC


A Guide to Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Over the past several years, there have been some tremendous breakthroughs in the area of long-term oxygen therapy support. One of the most notable is that of the portable oxygen concentrator. Technology can be a boon or it can be a curse. Even though POC technology is still in its infancy, we are already seeing significant performance improvements in this category. Portable oxygen concentrator technology will not only liberate, it will also enable patients with chronic lung diseases to enjoy a higher quality of life by staying more active. Many of us feel that increased activity levels, with supplemental oxygen when needed, will go a long way toward minimizing expensive chronic pulmonary disease exacerbations.

Gaining all the information about your portable oxygen delivery devices (POCs) is essential for high quality management of chronic respiratory diseases with oxygen dependency. Obtaining "A Guide to Portable Oxygen Concentrators" is a good first step in acquiring the knowledge and information to assist your patients. The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) commissioned a survey of all POC manufacturers along with a group of experts to prepare this guide, and it was written with the patient in mind.

**Please note that this program requires the participant to view the entire intro video prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**


Speaker Information

Sam Giordano MBA, RRT, FAARC


A Guide to Portable Oxygen Concentrators


Speaker Information

Sam P. Giordano, MBA, RRT, FAARC


A Guide to Portable Oxygen Concentrators


Speaker Information

Sam P. Giordano, MBA, RRT, FAARC


A Guide to the Nutritional Assessment and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient


Speaker Information

Jami Baltz RD, CNSC
Mark Siobal BS, RRT, FAARC


A Guide to the Nutritional Assessment and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient

Funded through an unrestricted educational grant from GE, the AARC has developed a nutritional guide for the assessment and treatment of the critically ill patient. As the role of the respiratory therapist emerges in the critical care area to include indirect calorimetry monitoring and testing, this guide will serve as an excellent resource to provide better understanding of the nutritional implications that drive metabolic testing and the subsequent treatment recommendations that come as a result of the extrapolated data. In addition, the role of the respiratory therapist will be discussed as a key and influential member of the interdisciplinary team when it comes to the nutritional management of the critically ill patient.

**Please note that this program requires the participant to view the entire intro video prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**


Speaker Information

Jami Baltz RD, CNSC
Mark Siobal BS, RRT, FAARC


A Guide to the Nutritional Assessment and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient 2nd Ed.


Speaker Information

Mark Siobal BS, RRT, FAARC
Jami Baltz RD, CNSC
Jodi Richardson, RD, CNSC


A Guide to the Nutritional Assessment and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient, 2nd edition


Speaker Information

Mark Siobal BS, RRT, FAARC
Jami Baltz MS, RD-AP, CNSC
Jodi Wright, RD, CNSC


A LOTT of Oxygen: An Update


Speaker Information

Jerry Krishnan MD, PhD


A LOTT of Oxygen: An Update


Speaker Information

Jerry Krishnan MD, PhD


A LOTT of Oxygen: An Update


Speaker Information

Jerry Krishnan MD, PhD


A Respiratory Therapist Driven Asthma Pathway Reduced Hospital Length of Stay in the PICU

Miller AG, Haynes KE, Gates RM, Zimmerman KO, Heath TS, Bartlett KW, et al. A respiratory therapist driven asthma pathway reduced hospital length of stay in the pediatric intensive care unit. Respir Care 2019;64(11):1325-1332.


Speaker Information

Tim Myers, MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC


A Respiratory Therapist Driven Asthma Pathway Reduced Hospital Length of Stay in the PICU

Miller AG, Haynes KE, Gates RM, Zimmerman KO, Heath TS, Bartlett KW, et al. A respiratory therapist driven asthma pathway reduced hospital length of stay in the pediatric intensive care unit. Respir Care 2019;64(11):1325-1332.


Speaker Information

Tim Myers, MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC


AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Module 5 reviews the AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines on humidification during mechanical ventilation. This video is approximately 15 minutes in length.


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AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Module 5 reviews the AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines on humidification during mechanical ventilation. This video is approximately 15 minutes in length.


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ACCS Case Studies

This module uses a case-based approach to gather and interpret clinical information to assist the adult critical care specialist in making appropriate clinical decisions.

Case study #1: This video is approximately 10 minutes in length.

Case study #2: This video is approximately 21 minutes in length.

Case study #3: This video is approximately 21 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Kathy Myers Moss PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC
Carl Hinkson MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Keith Lamb RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC


ACCS Case Studies

This module uses a case-based approach to gather and interpret clinical information to assist the adult critical care specialist in making appropriate clinical decisions.

Case study #1: This video is approximately 10 minutes in length.

Case study #2: This video is approximately 21 minutes in length.

Case study #3: This video is approximately 21 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Kathy Myers Moss PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC
Carl Hinkson MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Keith Lamb RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC


ACCS Case Studies

This module uses a case-based approach to gather and interpret clinical information to assist the adult critical care specialist in making appropriate clinical decisions.

Case study #1: This video is approximately 10 minutes in length.

Case study #2: This video is approximately 21 minutes in length.

Case study #3: This video is approximately 21 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Kathy Myers Moss PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC
Carl Hinkson MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Keith Lamb RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC


Achieving Measurable Outcomes in Pulmonary Rehabilitation


Speaker Information

Chris Garvey FNP, MSN, MPA


Achieving Measurable Outcomes in Pulmonary Rehabilitation


Speaker Information

Chris Garvey FNP, MSN, MPA


Achieving Measurable Outcomes in Pulmonary Rehabilitation


Speaker Information

Chris Garvey FNP, MSN, MPA


Advanced Leadership Institute- Education Track Package

The Advanced Leadership Institute-Education Module was designed and developed by content experts in respiratory care education. The information and activities in the Advanced Leadership Institute is focused on building upon knowledge learned by taking the Leadership Institute. If you are a mid-career professional and looking to expand your career as an educator, this course will provide you with advanced knowledge on topics in education.

The 6 courses of this track are approved for a total of 9 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Jasmine Brown, MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, COPD-Ed, CHSE
Georgiana Sergakis, PhD, RRT, AE-C, FAARC
De De Gardner, DrPH, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC, FCCP
Kyle Mahan, MSM, RRT
Kim Clark, EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-SDS, RPFT
Jennifer Anderson, Ed.D., RRT, RRT-NPS & Randy Case, Ph.D., RRT, RRT-NPS


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