NBRC RRT board exam changes for 2020
Following a job analysis review of respiratory therapy competencies, the NBRC has made adjustments to future versions of both the TMC-RRT exam and the clinical simulation (CSE) exam. These exam changes are scheduled to take effect in January, 2020.
TMC RRT exam changes
Beginning in January, 2020, each TMC exam will include between 2 and 5 neonatal patient items, and 3 to 8 pediatric items. Each item will include questions regarding recall, application, and analysis.
According to the NBRC horizons newsletter: “Three items will appear on each test form that engage candidates’ evaluations of ethical principles in addition to content domain and cognitive level linkages.”
Clinical Simulation Exam Changes
The NBRC will continue its’ practice of administering different CSE examination forms to different candidates.
However, in an effort to improve the fairness of exam content, they have decided to use the same mix of patients regardless of the exam form the candidate receives. Currently, exam candidates receive different test forms that contain different mixes of patients.
In addition, though the following conditions may be included in the current CSE exam, they will become a mandatory part of the exam beginning in January, 2020. The current CSE exam may, or may not include patients with these conditions:
- Cystic fibrosis
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