By Ying Li, RT, Hunan Provincial People’s Hospital, RT Department
The 11th Annual Respiratory Therapist (RT) Training Course of the Hunan Provincial People’s Hospital successfully hosted 120 participants in its month-long RT program, which draws medical personnel from all over China. The 2017 program was offered from July 17th – August 16th.
Notably, for the past seven years, the program has been formally recognized by the American Association for Respiratory Care and the International Council for Respiratory Care as a fully “Approved” Level II Program. As such, the RT Training Course of Hunan Provincial People’s Hospital has met and exceeded the Standards of the International Education Recognition System (IERS) for seven consecutive years.
The Changsha RT Training Course is offered under the direction of Dr. Xiaotong Han, the medical director of the department of respiratory therapy of Hunan Provincial People’s Hospital. This is a highly regarded program attracting RTs, critical care physicians, nurses, and other health care providers from all of China’s provinces. The solid reputation of the program also attracts international RT faculty to assist as instructors in the course.
The program in Changsha is of high quality and is in such high demand that the hospital has found it necessary to add a second section to accommodate additional students. Even with an additional section the program has a waiting list for admission.