Overview and Goals
The AARC is providing funding for research that investigates outcomes in education of the respiratory care workforce, with emphasis on education that increases competency. Funding is also available for research based on outcomes that demonstrate the cost effectiveness of respiratory care in terms of lower morbidly and/or lower mortality, increased quality and patient safety.
The review committee seeks proposals that may include the use of the AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines, clinical interventions or issue paper statements. The committee stresses the need for the proposal to adequately describe a research plan that addresses the effect of educational level of respiratory therapist to quality of care indicators, patient safety, and/or departmental/ institutional/ company performance on core value measures.
All are encouraged to submit a LOI that describes a research plan that can adequately investigate the effect of educational level of respiratory therapists to quality of care indicators and patient safety or departmental/institutional performance on core value measures. Preferences given when respiratory therapists are the PI or co-PI.
Applications of any amount up to $50,000 accepted for review.
The deadline for Letter of Intent submissions is December 31, 2021.