Code Of Ethics And Professional Conduct For The Respiratory Therapist

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The following are guidelines from the AARC Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for the respiratory therapist Along with these guidelines, I will discuss my opinion and the importance of each one. Each one will be discussed based on the order they are written in the AARC Code of Ethics Guide. • Demonstrate behavior that reflects integrity, supports objectivity, and fosters trust in the profession and its professionals. This means that the respiratory therapist should harbor the quality of being honest and have strong moral principles when it comes to the profession as well as other professionals. • Seek educational opportunities to improve and maintain their professional competence and document their participation accurately. The NBRC has designed a Continuing Competency Program (CCP) that is designed to enhance and contribute to the continuing competence of credentialed respiratory therapist. Participation in the Continuing Competency Program (CCP) requires the respiratory therapist to provide evidence to support proof that they are continuing to meet current standards of practice and have successfully renewed their NBRC issued credentials. The NBRC provides three renewal options: Option one is to provide proof of completion of a minimum of thirty hours of category I continuing education (CE) acceptable to the NBRC. Category I is participation in an educational activity directly related to respiratory therapy. The following are acceptable: lecture, panel,
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