The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

2012 OPEN FORUM Abstracts


Chia-Chen Chu1,4, Chin-Jung Liu1,2, Chuen-Ming Shih1,3, Wei-Erh Cheng1,3, Yuh-Show Tsai4, Liang-Wen Hang1,3; 1Respiratory Therapy, China Medical University, TaiChung, Taiwan; 2Respiratory Therapy, China Medical University Hospital, TaiChung, Taiwan; 3Chest, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; 4Biomedical Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Jhongli, Taiwan

Background: There was two years on job training program for the novice registered respiratory therapist (RRT) was conducted by Department of Health of Taiwan since July 2007. This program was divide three stages (first stage was three months, second stage was nine months, and third stage was one year) to learn the holistic interdisciplinary cooperation to integrate respiratory care. Due to this purpose, we arranged six interdisciplinary learning training courses for the novice RRT, like physician-round in intensive care unit (ICU), physician-nurse case meeting, family members of the forum, ventilator weaning rate review meeting, case report of ICU, and review of equipment maintenance. After the end of each stage training, they was demand to fill the questionnaire with Likert 5 point scale for the demand and helpful of six course for novice RRT. Materials and Methods: There were thirteen novices RRT join the program from July 2007 to Jan. 2012 and got thirty questionnaires when they finished each stage (stage1 n=10, stage 2 n=13, stage 3 n=7). The questionnaire uses Likert 5 point scale to define the degree of demand or helpful. We used descriptive statistics to compare the degree of demand or helpful of six course in each stage and ANOVA test to defined the degree of demand or helpful of six course among three stages. Result: The degree of demand and helpful of six courses in each stage showed that the physician-round in ICU is the highest (the average value of demand in three stages is 4.6, 4.62, and 4.71, the average value of helpful in three stages is 4.5, 4.92, and 4.71). After ANOVA test to compare the demand and helpful of six courses in each stage, showed novices in the stage 2 have higher score than other stage except physician-round in ICU and physician-nurse case meeting in demand and the case report of ICU in helpful. They are not statistic significance except family members of the forum in demand (p=0.013) and ventilator weaning rate review meeting in helpful (p=0.008), Scheffe post hoc tests showed novice in stage 2 have more demand and helpful in six courses. Conclusion: In our study, these two years on job training program with six interdisciplinary learning training courses showed more fit the novice’s demand and helpful. These training procedures are to make the novice quickly skillful in care patients and to assure the patient safety. Owing to limited in one hospital, the further study needs multicenter assessment. Sponsored Research - None