Curiculum Vitae

Michael B. Mehall, MEd, BSRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT

Career           

To utilize and apply my experience as a Respiratory Therapy Program Director to provide maximal educational success for all students and uphold the highest professional and institutional standards.

Education

  • American Intercontinental University | MEd (Specialization in Curriculum and Instructional Design) 
  • Wheeling Jesuit College, Wheeling, WV | Bachelor of Science, Respiratory Care  

Specialized Courses which I have instructed: 

  • Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Neonatal I and II
  • Clinical Case Studies
  • Hemodynamics
  • EKG
  • Respiratory Pharmacology
  • Mechanical Ventilation I, II, III ACLS
  • Arterial Blood Gases interpretation

Work Experience

  • Sanford Brown Institute | Respiratory Therapy Program Director | Full Time | February 2004 - June 2014 
  • Westmoreland Regional Hospital | Charge Therapist Full Time | May 1999-February 2004
  • Forbes Regional Hospital | Charge Respiratory Therapist | May 1998-2001
  • West Virginia University Hospital | ICU Specialist (Adult & Neonatal) | June 1999 - March 2001

Professional Development

  • Published CEC (Internal): Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient | 2012
  • Published CEC (Internal): Preparation for taking the Certification Examination for Respiratory Therapy Graduates | 2010
  • CPR / ACLS  Certified
  • American Association of Respiratory Care | Member since 1997
  • Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Care | Member since  1997
  • CPFT Certified | July 1999
  • RRT Certified | December 1996
  • NPS Certified | July 2005

  Awards & Honors

  • Dean's List - Wheeling Jesuit | 1993 - 1995
  • Lambda Beta Honor Award | May 1999
  • Cum Laude Honors | May 1995
  • Senior Respiratory Therapist Award | May 1995
  • High Achievers award | 2009
  • Extraordinary Excellence Award | 2006
  • Dean's List - AIU | 2009 - 2010
  • Awarded the David Scaiff Foundation grant for $100,000 to promote the field of respiratory care medicine. 

Biography

Michael Mehall MEd, BSRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT, is the Respiratory Care Program Chair within the College of Health and Wellness. His primary areas of interest include advanced critical care concepts of mechanical ventilation, management of pathophysiological disorders in healthcare, and the comprehensive care of neonatal and pediatric patients. Mr. Mehall obtained his Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Instructional and Curriculum Design from AIU University. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Wheeling University where he graduated with high honors.

He has passionately been teaching respiratory care medicine for over 13 years. The courses he has taught include critical care medicine, neonatal and pediatric care, mechanical ventilation principles, cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, respiratory care equipment, introduction to respiratory care principles, respiratory care pharmacology and hemodynamics.

An essay by Mehall was featured in the April 2017 edition of Coalition Chronicle, a publication by the Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education.

Publications

He has been become a pioneer in advancing respiratory care education within the profession. He has received national recognition with his coauthoring of articles published by Advance Magazine for Respiratory and Sleep Medicine including “The Expanding Role of Respiratory Care Practitioners” and “Advancing the Respiratory Care Profession through Excellence in Education”.

Research Interests

Research and professional interests include integration of new technology into the classroom/educational environment and comprehensive knowledge of the accreditation processes within respiratory care.