By Crystal Maldonado, AARC International Committee Staff Liaison
Hatay, Turkey, served as the site of an International Education Recognition System (IERS) Approved Level I Seminar in late May that emphasized respiratory assessment and therapeutic procedures. Mustafa Kemal University sponsored the seminar entitled “Patient Assessment and Clinical Applications in Respiratory Therapy Education Program.” Hassan Hallaceli, PhD, PT, served as the program coordinator/administrator and was joined on the faculty by Arzu Ari, PhD, RRT, PT, CPFT, FAARC, from the department of respiratory care at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Dr. Ari serves as the ICRC Governor for Turkey and over the last three years has been instrumental in organizing and gaining IERS approval for four separate, high quality seminars on contemporary respiratory therapy offered in the country. The most recent seminar sponsored by Mustafa Kemal University continued this high quality tradition and offered a two-day education program with a total of 14 hours of educational activities featuring lectures, live demonstrations, case studies, and interactive workshops. The RT curriculum included: