ERIC Number: ED336634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the Workshop To Review Questions Asked about the Respiratory Care Essentials. AARC Summer Forum (St. Petersburg, Florida, July 14-15, 1989).
Op't Holt, Tim, Ed.
These workshop proceedings include a discussion of nine questions regarding essentials and guidelines of an accredited respiratory care essentials educational program: (1) How does the program assess the appropriateness of facilities? (2) How can the success of the clinical components be determined? (3) How can the validity and reliability of the major summative evaluation systems be identified and assessed? (4) What are acceptable methods of integration of clinical and didactic instruction, and clinical coordination and supervision? (5) What types of affective domain goals, standards, and curricular material are appropriate--how can these be evaluated? (6) How can a program get higher rates of return from surveys of its communities of interest and how can a program legally obtain an individual's score reports? (7) How can the raw score reports be related to instructional success and program modification? (8) What methods to determine curricular offerings should be used in programs with multiple exit levels, with respect to student's interests and employment opportunities? and (9) How and when should a program modify its goals and standards when its graduates are not meeting the originally expressed competencies? An appendix contains (1) forms and evaluations used by respiratory care programs from across the country; (2) Essentials and Guidelines of an Accredited Education Program for the Respiratory Therapy Technician and Respiratory Therapist; and (3) a copy of the National Board for Respiratory Care's newsletter. (NLA)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Employment Opportunities, Evaluation Criteria, Integrated Activities, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Raw Scores, Respiratory Therapy, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Respiratory Care, Dallas, TX.