The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has scheduled its first live and interactive Adult Critical Care Specialist (ACCS) exam prep course. It will be taught Sept. 18 and 19 in Las Vegas, NV.
The website and course registration are not yet available as of June 19, 2013, said Shawna Strickland, assoiate executive director of education for the AARC. However, dates and the location are being published so interested parties can mark the event on their calendars and make travel arrangements.
Strickland cited several reasons for taking the AACS exam and prep course.
- Demonstrating your dedication to your patients and demonstrating your skill to potential employers.
- For new respiratory therapists, developing a more comprehensive understanding of the ICU environment to make an impact on patient outcomes.
- Taking a quality program to further your career and supplement your knowledge of the ICU environment and the critically ill patient.
- Ability to earn 13.55 critical care-specific CRCE.
Program faculty are nationally recognized speakers. They include:
- Gerald Fulda, MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP; Christiana Health Care System (DE).
- Carl Hinkson, MS, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, FAARC; Harborview Medical Center (WA).
- Keith Lamb, RRT-ACCS; Christiana Health Care System (DE) and AARC Adult Acute Care Section Chair.
- Tom Lamphere, BS, RRT-ACCS, RPFT, FAARC; Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Care and Gwynedd-Mercy College (PA).
- Kathy S. Myers Moss, MEd, RRT-ACCS; University of Missouri (MO).
- J. Brady Scott, MS, RRT-ACCS; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
More information and links to the website and registration will be posted here when they become available.