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Career Program: CP 53 - Medical
Career Series: 0651 Respiratory Therapist
Qualifying for a Career OPM Qualification Standard
Series Description General Schedule General Schedule General Schedule General Schedule
GS 06 GS 07 GS 08 GS 09/10/11
Nonsupervisory Nonsupervisory Nonsupervisory Non-Supervisory/Supervisory
Key Assignments/Key Location: Location: Location: Location:
Billets Regional Medical Center Regional Medical Center Regional Medical Center Regional Medical Center
Medical Center Medical Center Medical Center Medical Center
Sleep Disorders Laboratory Department of Pediatrics Sleep Disorders Laboratory
Positions: Positions: Positions: Positions:
Entry Level Intermediate Level Intermediate Level Advanced Level
Respiratory Therapist Respiratory Therapist Respiratory Therapist Supervisory Respiratory Technician
Respiratory Therapist (Polysomnography) Respiratory Therapist (Pediatric) Supervisory Respiratory Therapist
Supervisory Respiratory Theraphy Tech (Polysomnography)
Leadership Competencies Accountability Accountability Accountability
Critical Thinking Critical Thinking Critical Thinking
External Awareness External Awareness External Awareness
Financial Management Financial Management Financial Management
Human Resources Management Human Resources Management Human Resources Management
Influencing and Negotiating Influencing and Negotiating Influencing and Negotiating
Oral Communication Oral Communication Oral Communication
Problem Solving Problem Solving Problem Solving
Strategic Thinking Strategic Thinking Strategic Thinking
Technology Management Technology Management Technology Management
Vision Vision Vision
Written Communication Written Communication Written Communication
Functional Competencies Equipment Equipment Equipment Equipment
Pharmacology Pharmacology Pharmacology Pharmacology
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology
Data Interpretation Data Interpretation Data Interpretation Data Interpretation
Patient Care Patient Care Patient Care Patient Care
Polysomnographic Tests Polysomnographic Tests
Core Competencies Administration and Management Administration and Management Administration and Management Administration and Management
Computers Computers Computers Computers
Conflict Management Conflict Management Conflict Management Conflict Management
Creativity and Innovation Creativity and Innovation Creativity and Innovation Creativity and Innovation
Customer and Personal Service Customer and Personal Service Customer and Personal Service Customer and Personal Service
Decisiveness Decisiveness Decisiveness Decisiveness
Flexibility Flexibility Flexibility Flexibility
Mentoring Mentoring Mentoring Mentoring
Organization Organization Organization Organization
Partnering Partnering Partnering Partnering
Public Safety and Security Public Safety and Security Public Safety and Security Public Safety and Security
Resilience Resilience Resilience Resilience
Team Building Team Building Team Building Team Building
Technical Credibility Technical Credibility Technical Credibility Technical Credibility
Interpersonal Skills Interpersonal Skills Interpersonal Skills Interpersonal Skills
Integrity/Honesty Integrity/Honesty Integrity/Honesty Integrity/Honesty
Continual Learning Continual Learning Continual Learning Continual Learning
Public Service Motivation Public Service Motivation Public Service Motivation Public Service Motivation
Leader Development Foundation Course Foundation Course Foundation Course Foundation Course
Action Officer Development Course Action Officer Development Course Action Officer Development Course Action Officer Development Course
Basic Course DL Basic Course DL Basic Course DL Basic Course DL
Intermediate Course DL Intermediate Course DL Intermediate Course DL Intermediate Course DL
DOD Civilian Emerging Leader Program DOD Civilian Emerging Leader Program DOD Civilian Emerging Leader Program DOD Civilian Emerging Leader Program
Supervisor's Development Course Supervisor's Development Course
Manager Development Course (DL) Manager Development Course (DL)
Professional Development Basic Computer Courses Basic Computer Courses Basic Computer Courses Basic Computer Courses
Listening and Memory Development Listening and Memory Development Listening and Memory Development Listening and Memory Development
Communicating For Results Communicating For Results Communicating For Results Communicating For Results
Occupational / Functional Infection Control Infection Control Infection Control Infection Control
Training HIPAA HIPAA HIPAA HIPAA
Health Care Ethics I Health Care Ethics I Health Care Ethics I Health Care Ethics I
Health Care Ethics II Health Care Ethics II Health Care Ethics II Health Care Ethics II
Respiratory Diseases and Disorders Respiratory Diseases and Disorders Respiratory Diseases and Disorders Respiratory Diseases and Disorders
Respiratory Specialist Respiratory Specialist Respiratory Specialist Respiratory Specialist
Management of Patients with Respiratory Dysfunction Management of Patients with Respiratory Dysfunction Management of Patients with Respiratory Dysfunction Management of Patients with Respiratory Dysfunction
American Society for Respiratory Care CE Courses American Society for Respiratory Care CE Courses American Society for Respiratory Care CE Courses American Society for Respiratory Care CE Courses
ACLS ACLS ACLS ACLS
PALS PALS PALS PALS
NALS NALS NALS NALS
Academic Training Completion of a 2-year course of study leading to an Associate’s Completion of a 2-year course of study leading to an Associate’s Completion of a 2-year course of study leading to an Associate’s Completion of a 2-year course of study leading to an Associate’s
Degree from a respiratory therapist education program supported or Degree from a respiratory therapist education program supported or Degree from a respiratory therapist education program supported Degree from a respiratory therapist education program supported or
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care or accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
(CoARC). (CoARC). Care (CoARC). (CoARC).
CoARC approved Certificate of Completion CoARC approved Certificate of Completion CoARC approved Certificate of Completion CoARC approved Certificate of Completion
Completion of a military course of study accredited by CoARC Completion of a military course of study accredited by CoARC Completion of a military course of study accredited by CoARC Completion of a military course of study accredited by CoARC
awarding an Associates degree. awarding an Associates degree. awarding an Associates degree. awarding an Associates degree.
Certifications Basic Life Support Basic Life Support Basic Life Support Basic Life Support
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
AR-40-68: "Professional Responsibility Regarding License" Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
AR-40-68: "Professional Responsibility Regarding License" AR-40-68: "Professional Responsibility Regarding License" AR-40-68: "Professional Responsibility Regarding License"
Mandatory Training Basic Life Support
Mandatory Training for DA Civilians
Learning Resources ACTEDS Training Catalog Army Distributed Learning
Army-e-Learning - SkillPort Army Management Staff College
ATIA ACCP "My Courses"
Army Civilian Education Courses
AMEDD Virtual Lbrary
The Textbooks of Military Medicine
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Civilian Life Long Learning (CAC Required) Civilian Personnel Career Management The Army Substance Abuse Program - AR 600-85
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CP 53 ACTEDS Plans Civilian Personnel Administrative Publication
Army Civilian Handbook Army Community Service Center - AR 608-1
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The Army Civilian Human Resources Agency
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Professional Organizations American Thoracic Society Association of the US Army Society for Critical Care Medicine
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Soldier Magazine American Heart Association
The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory
Care AMSUS - The Society of Federal Health Professionals
Heart & Lung - The Journal of Acute and Critical Care American Medical Association
American Association for Respiratory Care The Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces
National Board for Respiratory Care AMEDD Journal
Miscellaneous Links Army Management Staff College Army Medicine US Army School of Aviation Medicine
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0651 Respiratory Therapist
Respiratory Therapist (GS-6)
Respiratory Therapist (GS-7)
Respiratory Therapist (GS-8)
Respiratory Therapist (Pediatric)
Respiratory Therapist (Polysomnography)
Supervisory Respiratory Technicians
Supervisory Respiratory Therapist
Supervisory Respiratory Therapy Tech (Polysomnography)
This series includes positions which involve the supervision or performance of technical work concerned with
administering therapeutic and diagnostic respiratory care and life support to patients with cardiopulmonary
deficiencies and abnormalities. The work involves: operating and monitoring respiratory equipment such as
mechanical ventilators, medical gas delivery apparatus, incentive breathing/hyperinflation devices, environmental
control systems, and aerosol devices; administering medical gases, humidification, aerosols, and respiratory
medications; maintaining clearance of patient's natural and artificial airways; obtaining blood samples and
Entry level employees perform in a developmental capacity under close supervision of higher graded Respiratory
Therapists. Assignments are given with more specific instructions and guidelines until the individual has gained
familiarity and experience with the work and can perform all duties at the full performance level.
Intermediate level employees can perform the full range of duties related to respiratory technician/therapist care
with increased independence. Duties for intermediate technicians involve more complex and unique cases in which
individuals must display full and proficient knowledge of required respiratory care techniques/procedures.
Intermediate level employees must be able to brief/train other respiratory therapists/technicians and members of
In addition to performing the full range of duties related to respiratory technician/therapist care, advanced level
employees are typically assigned supervisory duties to include responsibility for the entire respiratory care program
and subordinate/lower graded therapists. Advanced individuals are able to operate/manipulate the most complex
equipment and perform duties independent of supervision while ensuring the highest standards of clinical care.
At this level, incumbent works under close supervision and works in a developmental capacity performing
assignments and completing training, both of which are aimed in preparing the incumbent to gain the knowledge
and skills necessary to perform as a Certified Repiratory Therapist (CRT) at the next higher level. Supervision will
be decreased as mastery of all core competencies are demonstrated and incumbent can perform all duties
independently. The CRT performs a variety of respiratory treatment and testing to patients, including work such as
administering oxygen and aerosols containing prescribed medications to patients involving the use of a variety of
standard respiratory equipment; drawing and analyzing blood samples from patients; collecting sputum specimens
using aerosol administration and tracheal suctioning; performing chest physical therapy using techniques such as
clapping, vibrating, and postural drainage to facilitate the removal of secretions; calibrating equipment such as
Experience at this level is work which includes all duties of a GS-06 and additional duties such as; setting up and
oxygen analyzers and blood gas analyzers; and setting up and monitoring the operation of compressors,
monitoring complex respiratory equipment such as volume and pressure ventilators; performing airway care and
maintenance on intensive care patients; performing specific diagnostic studies to determine oxygen
consumption/carbon dioxide production, measure respiratory compliance, tidal volume and inspiratory force;
drawing and interpreting results of blood gas analysis; providing oxygen and life support to patients during
emergency resuscitations; assisting physicians in placing artificial airways into patient’s trachea; and calibrating
complex respiratory equipment such as pressure and volume ventilators, oximeters, and mass spectrometers.
This experience must have provided the candidate with knowledge of the full range of equipment, procedures, and
techniques used in respiratory therapy including the operating characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of the
Respiratory Therapists at this level serve as CRT’s at the full performance level. Incumbents work with little
supervision and performs all duties of a GS-06 and GS-07. Additional duties may include serving as a preceptor
for less experienced entry level GS-06 or military Respiratory Therapist and the eligibility to work in pediatric and
neonatal high risk areas once required skill sets and competencies are mastered and evaluated.
Performs polysomnographic procedures through the use of specialized equipment designed to record physiologic
phenomena under the direction of the medical director and supervisory technologist (polysomnography). Prepares,
calibrates, interfaces, and operates all equipment used in polysomnographic procedures. Monitors patient,
diagnostic equipment, recording and video equipment throughout the night; obtains artifact-free data and tracings;
records significant observations such as sleep stage, heart rate, respiration rate, oxygen saturation level, body
position; presence and/or absence of sleep apnea, snoring, tumescence, nocturnal myoclonus, nocturnal seizures,
bruxism, cardiac arrhythmias, night terrors; maintains proper equipment function and data collection; responds
appropriately to all situations involving patient care; maintains proper oxygen and CPAP setting. Organizes and
prepares completed patient chart, tracing and other significant data, and presents to chief technologist and medical
director. Cleans, disinfects and sterilizes electrodes and all other equipment used during the study. Post calibrates
all the equipment used for the polysomnographic procedure. Makes minor repairs to equipment used for sleep
disorders evaluation. Interprets data obtained from all night recording. Analyzes information for sleep stages to
include heart rate and arrhythmias; respiration rate and pattern; oxygen saturation level; pH level; myoclonic
activity; seizure activity; thoracic and abdominal movement pattern; tidal volume changes, tumescence activity;
EOG activity; bruxism; specific EEG patterns; awakenings/arousals; and other significant observations. Inputs
Respiratory Therapists at this level serve as Shift Supervisors responsible for all personnel on individual shifts.
Incumbents will perform all duties of a GS-06 – GS-08 with additional supervisory responsibilities. Additional duties
will include direct supervision of military, GS civilian and contract Respiratory Therapist assigned as subordinate
staff on their shift. Incumbent carries out recurring duties independently, referring only unusual situations to upper
level supervisors and managers. Incumbent will plan and develop daily work schedules for personnel assigned to
the shift. Reassigns personnel during the course or the shift to meet changing requirements. Schedules work to
ensure administration of Respiratory Care on a continuous basis. Assigns and explains work requirements,
treatments to be given and procedures to be followed as necessary. Reviews work in progress of all assigned
therapist on the shift.Performs charting audits to ensure compliance of charting standards with facility and Joint
Commission requirements; ensures all workload is documented to capture productivity for accurate manpower
assessment. Identifies developmental and training needs of employees and provides and/or makes arrangements
F Anatomy & Physiology
F Data Interpretation
F Polysomnographic Tests
F Patient Care
C Administration and Management
C Conflict Management
C Creativity and Innovation
C Customer and Personal Service
C Public Safety and Security
C Team Building
C Technical Credibility
L Critical Thinking
L External Awareness
L Financial Management
L Human Resources Management
L Influencing and Negotiating
L Oral Communication
L Problem Solving
L Strategic Thinking
L Technology Management
L Written Communication
C Interpersonal Skills
C Continual Learning
C Public Service Motivation
Ability to operate and monitor a variety of complex respiratory equipment such as ventilators, CPAP machines,
Oscillators, etc. Ability to calibrate complex respiratory equipment such as volume ventilators, co-oximeters and
mass spectrometers--identifies and corrects mechanical malfunction of equipment used in the respiratory therapy
Knowledge of respiratory pharmacology including an understanding of the various classes of respiratory drugs
and their uses, ability to prepare dosages and concentrations and select proper methods of administration, and
skill in identifying complications and interactions of drugs, in order to determine the effectiveness of the therapy
being delivered to patients and to make recommendations to physicians regarding changes or alternatives to
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology including an indepth understanding of the structure and function of the
lungs and bronchi as related to gas exchange and ventilation, in order to administer special ventilatory techniques
such as positive end expiratory pressure and intermittent mandatory ventilation; interpret the results of blood gas
studies and make adjustments in ventilator settings; insert and remove endotracheal tubes; and assess patients'
respiratory status and evaluate the effectiveness of therapy.
Ability to interpret the results of blood gas studies and other related procedural tests; evaluate effectiveness of
current physician orders and make recommended changes to respiratory treatment as required.
Ability to perform diagnostic polysomnographic procedures through the use of specialized equipment designed to
records physiologic phenomena during the various stages of sleep. Ability to monitor patient, diagnostic
equipment, recording and video equipment throughout the night; record significant observations such as sleep
stage, heart rate, respiration rate, oxygen saturation level, pH level, myoclonic activity, seizure activity, etc.
Ability to provide airway care to include tracheal suctioning, tracheostromy care, endtracheal tube taping and cuff
pressure monitoring. Ability to evaluate X-rays for heart size, pleural effusion, hyperinflations, fractures,
mediastinal shifts, air bronchograms and other conditions which may impact respiration. Ability to draw arterial
blood samples for blood gas analysis using needles and syringes
Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.
Ability to use computer programs in order to accomplish data entry, retrieval, and management.
Identifies and takes steps to prevent potential situations that could result in unpleasant confrontations. Manages
and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner to minimize negative impact.
Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements.
Creates a work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation. Designs and implements new or
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer
needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Makes sound and well-informed decisions. Perceives the impact and implications of decisions. commits to
action, even in uncertain situations, in order to accomplish organizational goals.
Is open to change and new information. Adapts behavior and work methods in response to new information,
changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Adjusts rapidly to new situations warranting attention and
Ability to serve as a mentor in order to provide relevant information and enhance role performance.
Knowledge of organizational structure, policies and procedures, communication systems, and reporting
procedures in order to ensure effective coordination of information.
Develops networks and builds alliances, engages in cross-functional activities. Collaborates across boundaries,
and finds common ground with a widening range of stakeholders. Utilizes contacts to build and strengthen
internal support bases.
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or
national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Deals effectively with pressure and maintains focus and intensity and remains optimistic and persistent, even
under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Effectively balances personal life and work.
Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and sustains
cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with
customer groups. Fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust. Develops leadership in others through coaching,
mentoring, rewarding and guiding employees.
Executes procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.
Use effective controls to ensure the integrity of the organization. Hold self and others accountable for rules and
responsibilities. Ensure that projects of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and within
budget. Monitors and evaluates plans, focuses on results and measuring attainments of outcomes. 1. Act
responsibly and independently without supervision. 2. Accept responsibility for actions and mistakes. 3. Practice
sound fiscal and resource management. 4. Complete tasks and projects on time, within budget and in
accordance with standards.
Ability to work with business information to answer questions, determine strategy, reduce risk, and maximize
performance. Assess validity of information drawn from a variety of sources and synthesize data. 1. Identify
trends and patterns to make appropriate decisions through collection and analysis of intelligence from a wide
variety of sources. 2. Clarifies complex issues and mitigates risk through data analysis. 3. Triangulate and
validate information from multiple sources.
Identifies and keeps up-to-date on economic, political and social trends which affect key agency policies
priorities. Understands where the organization is headed and how to make contributions. 1. Coordinate
interservice agreements, committees, communications. 2. Maintain situational awareness of economic, political,
agency and service trends.
Understand the principles of financial management and marketing expertise necessary to ensure appropriate
funding levels. Prepares, justifies and or administers the budget for the program area. Uses cost-benefit thinking
to set priorities. Monitors expentitures in support of programs and policies. Identifies cost-effective approaches.
Manages procurement and contracting. 1. Develop and implement budget according to directives. 2. Validate
needs for budgetary requirements statistically. 3. Collect and evaluate budgetary data, including return on
Assess current and future staffing needs based on organizational goals and budget realities. Uses merit
principles, ensures staff is appropriately selected, developed, used, appraised and rewarded; takes corrective
action. 1. Review and project staffing needs. 2. Identify and implement performance expectations. 3. Supervise
selection and termination processes. 4. Negotiate, justify and coordinate training and staffing initiatives.
Persuades others and develops networks and coalitions. Gains cooperation from others to obtain information and
accomplish goals. Negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions and builds consensus through give and take.
1. Persuade others to accept recommendations or cooperate or change their behavior. 2. Negotiate contracts,
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and other agreements among multiple agencies, organizations and
institutions. 3. Promote Army opportunities and programs within the education community. 4. Build coalitions with
the civilian education community at state, regional and local levels.
Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals or groups. Listens effectively and clarifies
information as needed. Facilitates an open exchange of ideas and fosters atmosphere of open communication.
1. Present briefings to command and staff. 2. Speaks at conferences stakeholder meetings and Soldier training
sessions. 3. Clearly presents oral information to customers in multiple contexts, including active listening.
Identifies and analyzes problems; uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions. Finds alternative solutions to
complex problems. Distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments. 1.
Consider wide and flexible range of alternatives and solutions to problems and challenges. 2. Proposes multiple
courses of action, looking beyond current horizon and present limitations.
Formulate effectve strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategy of the organization in a global
economy. Examine policy issues and strategic planning with a long-term perspective. Determine objectives and
set priorities. Anticipate potential threats or opportunities. 1. Identify trends and patterns to make appropriate
decisions through collection and analysis of intelligence from a wide variety of sources.
Uses efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve program
effectiveness. Develop strategies using new technology to enhance decision making. Understand the impact of
technological change on the organization. 1. Understands and utlizes technological developments to enhance
program effectiveness. 2. Maintains situational awareness of technology. 3. Directs and collects research to
evaluate potential impact of emerging technologies. 4. Develops request for proposals (RFP).
Take a long-term view and act as a catalyst for organizational change. Build a shared vision with others and
influence others to translate vision into action. 1. Creates key values and shared vision within organization. 2.
Create mission statement that reflects long-term goals. 3. Encourage subordinates to participate in process of
enacting vision long-term plan. 4. Develop strategies to build organizational strength. 5. Manage branding.
Understands and interprets written material, including technical material, rules, regulations, instructions, reports,
charts, graphs, or tables; applies what is learned from written material to specific situations. Recognizes or uses
correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or
messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical
material, that is appropriate for the intended audience. 1. Write memoranda using Army official writing style in
accordance with AR 25-50 . 2.Write a decision paper in accordance with Military Decision Making Process
(MDMP). 3. Quarterly reporting regulations and directives pertaining to educational activity report submissions
(e.g., AR-621-5 and ACOM supplements).
Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and
feelings of different people in different situations.
Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards
Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.
Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational
objectives and practices with public interests.
Type Course Description
F Infection Control: Tuberculosis (TB)/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Training.
Provides information on TB and HIV patient management to ensure compliance with
OSHA health and safety requirements. (Source: Local Installation/SWANK/Professional
F Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Training. Explains
HIPAA, covered entities, covered information, and the employee's responsibility for
maintaining privacy and security of healthcare related information.
(Source: Local Installation/Swank)
F Health Care Ethics I (MD0066). Ethically and legally appropriate behavior of health care
professionals, the role of ethics in healthcare, legal doctrines that affect healthcare; tort
law, negligence, and patient consent.
F Health Care Ethics II (MD0067). Ethically and legally appropriate behavior of health care
professionals, patient refusal of treatment, medical records, and the scope of medical
F Basic Computer Courses (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
F Effective Briefings and Presentations. This course presents instruction in
communication principles as well as the basic principles of business presentations.
Covers how to plan presentations and provides guidance on choosing the best
methods, materials, and location/environment for each situation. Techniques include
presentations to inform, presentations to persuade, question and answer techniques,
and technical presentations. Students, while learning these techniques, will be provided
the opportunity to practice them and critique their own performance on video. (Provided by
F Listening and Memory Development. Through lectures, practical exercises and
discussions, the students learn to: use practical techniques for improving listening
skills, recognize and overcome barriers to effective listening, organize information
transmitted orally by applying the principles of effective listening, and remember names,
faces, facts, figures, and ideas more readily and accurately. Additional information is
available at: http:/./www.grad.usda.gov/ (Source: USDA)
F Effective Army Writing (IS1460). A study of the principles, procedures, and practice of staff
writing as well as introduction to a professional reading program.
F ATRRS Respiratory Diseases and Disorders: Describes the anatomy and physiology of the
respiratory system; physical assessment of the respiratory system; infectious respiratory
diseases; chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases; respiratory disorders; and tuberculosis.
F ATRRS Management of Patients with Respiratory Dsyfunction: Trains students in the use
of oral pharyngeal airways (J-tube) and bag-valve-mask (BVM) devices; oral and
nasotracheal suctioning; preparing an oxygen cylinder for use; and administering oxygen
using nasal prongs and face mask.
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC): The Commission on
Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredits first professional respiratory care
degree programs at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Masters Degree level in the United
States and internationally. The CoARC also accredits professional respiratory care degree
programs offering certificates in polysomnography. CoARC’s mission is to serve the public
by promoting high quality respiratory care education through accreditation services.
A Possession of a special certificate of completion issued by an accredited respiratory
therapy program as authorized by the CoARC. The CoARC will authorize such institutions
to issue the special certificate of completion at the advanced-level following completion of
the science, general academic and respiratory therapy coursework commensurate with the
requirements for accreditation
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS). Refers to a set of clinical interventions for
the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke and other life threatening medical
emergencies, as well as the knowledge and skills to deploy those interventions. Extensive
medical knowledge and rigorous hands-on training and practice are required to master
ACLS. Only qualified health care providers can provide ACLS, as it requires the ability to
manage the patient's airway, initiate IV access, read and interpret electrocardiograms, and
understand emergency pharmacology.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Is for healthcare providers who respond to
emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response,
emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses,
paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other
Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS).
MD0066 Course Information
MD0067 Course Information
Courses in a variety of software applications to enable employee to
efficiently manipulate data. (Source: Local/Installation)
Effective Briefings and Presentations
Listening and Memory Development
Effective Army Writing Course
MD0568 Course Information
MD0542 Course Information
Basic Life Support (BLS) - The level of medical care which is used for patients with life-threatening
illnesses or injuries until the patient can be given full medical care at a hospital. It can be provided by
trained medical personnel, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and by laypersons
who have received BLS training. BLS is generally used in the pre-hospital setting, and can be provided
without medical equipment. Required by all nurses. Provided locally or through commercial vendors.
Registered Respiratory Technician: According to the National Board for Respiratory Care, "The
Registry Examination System was developed to objectively measure essential knowledge, skills, and
abilities required of advanced respiratory therapists, and to set uniform standards for measuring such
knowledge. The CRT credential is a prerequisite for admission to the Registry Examination. The RRT
Examinations consist of a written portion and a clinical simulation portion. Candidates must schedule
separate testing appointments for each of these portions. However, candidates may attempt both parts
on the same day, provided testing sessions are available. Individuals who attempt both parts of the
examination and achieve passing scores will be awarded the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Certified Respiratory Technician: According to the National Board for Respiratory Care, "The Entry-
Level CRT Examination is designed to objectively measure essential knowledge, skills, and abilities
required of entry-level respiratory therapists. The examination consists of 160 multiple-choice questions
(140 scored items and 20 pretest items) distributed among three major content areas: clinical data,
equipment, and therapeutic procedures."
AR 40-68, 4.5 Professional responsibility regarding licensure: "It is the professional and individual
responsibility of military and civilian health care professionals, and other health care personnel as may
be required, to obtain and maintain the license, certification, and/or registration required to practice in a
particular health care discipline. Deployment or other extended training does not exempt the military
member from this requirement. This responsibility includes payment of requisite fees and knowledge of
and compliance with all requirements for continuing education and other mandates of the licensing,
certification, and/or registration authority.
Basic Life Support
NBRC Information on Registered Respiratory Technicians
NBRC Information on Certified Respiratory Technicians