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Respiratory Therapy - competency assessment

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Seana Martin

on 22 October 2014

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Transcript of Respiratory Therapy - competency assessment

Competency-based entry-to-practice assessment process
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Competency-based assessment
Respiratory Therapy
What is a
Respiratory Therapist?
Respiratory Therapists are highly skilled, regulated healthcare professionals. They care for patients by evaluating, treating and maintaining cardiopulmonary function. Respiratory Therapists have specialized medical expertise and use advanced medical technology. They are educated to treat all age groups from newborn to the elderly.
Structure within the profession:

Provincial regulation
Regulated provinces
RT program accreditation

Entry-to-practice examination
Differences in academic preparation
Development of assessment plan and tools
Internationally trained healthcare professionals
Purpose of assessment process
Assumptions regarding applicants
Initial competency identification (level of importance)
Survey rating scale
Survey rating scales
Survey results consolidation
Assessment matrix/blueprint
Structured interview
Multiple choice examination
Low and high fidelity simulations
Collaboration with provincial regulatory bodies to develop low and high fidelity simulation scenarios
Assessment tool contents
Academic transcript
Gap analysis
Low fidelity simulation (OSCE)
High fidelity simulation
College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO)
National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies
The Alliance membership consists of organizations who have been given the legislative authority by provinces or territories for regulating the practice of respiratory therapy in that jurisdiction, and the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) representing the unregulated provinces.
The College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta(CARTA)

The Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists (MARRT)

The College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO)

The Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists (NSCRT)
There are currently eight regulatory bodies for
respiratory therapy in Canada:
The New Brunswick Association of Respiratory Therapists (NBART)

The Newfoundland and Labrador College of Respiratory Therapists (NLCRT)

The Saskatchewan College of Respiratory Therapists (SCRT)

L'Ordre professionnel des inhalothérapeutes du Québec (OPIQ).
The objectives of the Alliance are to:

provide a structured liaison between regulatory bodies in the interest of the public;
encourage the exchange of information on professional regulation and respiratory therapy and provide support in areas of common interest;
consider mechanisms to develop, promote, and evaluate national standards;
collect and exchange human resource and statistical data, as appropriate;

The objectives of the Alliance are to (continued):

collect and exchange data on completed disciplinary action and complaints in Canada;
encourage uniformity of regulatory policies and procedures, standards and ethics of practice;
facilitate inter-provincial or territorial mobility; and
collect information on professional regulation outside Canada and to establish international liaisons where appropriate.

Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education
CoARTE accreditation provides a tool to assist respiratory therapy schools and regulatory bodies in assuring the public that the national education standards for entry-level respiratory therapy have been met.
This ensures that universities and colleges offering respiratory therapy programs in Canada meet the profession’s national competency standards for entry-level respiratory therapists
The National Competency Profile (NCP) is a list of competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and judgment) considered essential for entering the practice of Respiratory Therapy.

The NCP was developed by the National Alliance of Respiratory Regulatory Bodies and is the document used for curriculum development within RT programs and for all other educational/teaching/assessment purposes
The Canadian Board for Respiratory Care (CBRC) is a non-profit organization producing examinations for credentialing at the entry to practice level.

The examinations produced by the CBRC test Respiratory Therapists prior to entering into active practice. The National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies' National Competency Profile directs all skills and knowledge tested on the examinations produced by the CBRC for entry to practice.
Graduate from CoARTE accredited RT program
Successfully challenge the CBRC entry-to-practice exam
Apply for licensing through provincial regulatory body
Canadian trained Respiratory Therapists
© 2008 National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies
© 2008 National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies
© 2008 National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies
© 2008 National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies
Seana Martin
NBART President

Thank you!
How critical to the safety of patients/clients is the performance of this competency by entry-level RTs in Ontario?
How frequently is this competency required in the practice of entry-level RTs in Ontario?
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