Dr. Karen S. Schell

Adjunct Faculty

Department of Respiratory Therapy

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr. Karen S Schell is an Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Respiratory Therapy at SOAHS, Manipal

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
A.S. Respiratory Therapy Respiratory Care WASHBURNUNIVERSITY, Topeka, Kansas May 1989
B.S. Respiratory Care Respiratory Care KANSASUNIVERSITY, KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas May 1992
M.H.Sc. Health Sciences, Respiratory Care NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Fort Lauderdale December 2006
D.H.Sc. – Doctorate of Health Sciences Respiratory Care NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Fort Lauderdale December 2012

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL Topeka, Kansas Staff Technician, Supervisor Clinical January 1988 - October 1989
NEWMAN REGIONAL HEALTH, Emporia, Kansas. Respiratory Therapist Teaching/Clinical October 1989 - November 1992
NEWMAN REGIONAL HEALTH, Emporia, Kansas. Clinical Education Coordinator Teaching/Clinical November 1992 - September 1999
NEWMAN REGIONAL HEALTH, Emporia, Kansas. Respiratory Services Supervisor Teaching/Clinical September 1999 - April 2005
NEWMAN REGIONAL HEALTH, Emporia, Kansas. Director, Cardiopulmonary Services Teaching/Clinical April 2005 - June 2015
WASHBURN UNIVERSITY, Topeka, Kansas Adjunct Faculty Member Teaching/Clinical January 1992 – Till date
KANSAS UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Clinical Assistant Professor Ongoing education of Respiratory Care for B.S. and M.S. program June 2015 – Till date

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Professional Affiliations:

·         REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST #37132,Dec. 1989

·         CERTIFIED RESPIRATORY THERAPY TECHNICIAN, July, 1989.

·         REGISTERED PULMONARY FUNCTION TECHNOLOGIST, December, 1994.

·         CERTIFIED PULMONARY FUNCTION TECHNOLOGIST, June, 1994.

·         REGISTERED POLYSOMNOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGIST, December, 1997.

·         LICENSED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST STATE OF KANSAS, #16-01016.

·         AARC PATIENT ASSESSMENT COURSE CERTIFICATE, July, 1997.

·         AARC SPIROMETRY COURSE CERTIFICATE, July, 1998.

·         NBRC PERINATAL/PEDIATRIC CREDENTIAL, (RRT-NPS) March, 1999.

·         AARC DISEASE MANAGEMENT OF ASTHMA COURSE CERTIFICATE, June 2000.

·         CERTIFIED ASTHMA EDUCATOR, November, 2002.

·         CERTIFIED TOBACCO TREATMENT SPECIALIST, March, 2007.

·         SLEEP DISORDERS SPECIALIST, (RRT-SDS), January, 2014.

Contributions:

·         American Association for Respiratory Care and Kansas Respiratory Care Society from 1987 to present.

·         Team member in setting up a Respiratory Therapy School in Ghana, Africa beginning 2014, 2015, 2016.

·         State Education Committee 2014.

·         Clinical Instructor for Respiratory Schools in US.

·         President Elect for American Association for Respiratory Care 2018.