I was reading a blog today when I was taking a break from studying. It talked about the idea of RTs going after continuing education in order to be acute care practitioners like nurse practitioners. There were quite a few people who did not see the value of continuing their education. They felt they knew enough already. Why would anyone not want to extend their knowledge. I have been in the field for over 20 years I would never imagine not needing to learn more. In sleep there are oral appliances, better relaxation techniques, non invasive ventilation and the use of CO2 monitoring to better evaluate ventilation. In Respiratory there is so much more such as changing medications, advanced imaging reading, the many forms of ventilation, better sedation and interaction of all medications and the new studies about genetics and medications.