ERIC Number: ED225438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Respiratory Therapy Discipline Advisory Group Final Report. Kentucky Allied Health Project.
Kentucky Council on Public Higher Education, Frankfort.
Respiratory therapy education in Kentucky and articulation within the field are examined, based on the Kentucky Allied Health Project (KAHP), which designed a statewide system to promote entry and exit of prepared personnel at a variety of educational levels. The KAHP model promotes articulation in learning, planning, and resource utilization. The Respiratory Therapy Discipline Advisory Group (DAG) negotiated a systemwide transfer agreement between respiratory therapy technician programs and respiratory therapist programs for the University of Kentucky Community College System and the Vocational Education System. Additional accomplishments of the DAG include developing a theoretical articulation model to illustrate all possible sequences of transfer within respiratory therapy programs in Kentucky; conducting a statewide manpower study; and identifying roles of respiratory therapists and technicians. Programs of study for the respiratory therapist and technician and the requirements for certification and registration are briefly described. DAG recommendations include development of an agreement between the vocational education system and the University of Louisville on advanced standing procedures for on-the-job trained personnel. The use of the Program Evaluation and Review Technique is also addressed, and the transfer agreement and maps of schools offering respiratory therapy programs are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD. Div. of Allied Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Council on Public Higher Education, Frankfort.