Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Respiratory Care
She came to work Boise State in 2003, and begin incorporating more knowledge of sleep medicine into the respiratory therapy curriculum. Beginning in 2006, she developed and has taught several online courses. Sleep continues to be one of her passions and is interested in chronic disease management for those diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea.
Another area of interest is high fidelity simulation. In 2007, she worked on an interdisciplinary project, involving nursing radiology and respiratory care with the implementation of simulation into a course. She has continued to utilize simulation with that course and others. And now holds a weekly simulation sent sessions with her students. In the fall of 2012 she is beginning a collaborative research project with nursing looking at retention of CPR skills using simulation as one of the variables.
Since the spring of 2011, she has worked with the mLearning scholars at Boise State University to incorporate the use mobile technology into adult learning. Her first project utilized Apple Ipod touch devices use in the clinical setting. Currently, she is utilizing the use of Apple iPad in the classroom for active learning strategies.
Haan’s creativeness has involved her in several medical device innovation opportunities. She has collaborated with engineering students on the redesign of a crash cart that’s used in healthcare settings when advanced life support as needed. In addition in early 2012 she filed her first patent application titled, “Flow-Inflating Face Mask Interface for Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation” (Boise State File #86) (Our Ref # 083956.0019) with Lonny Ashworth and Uwe Reischl.
Her family is a big part of her life; she and her husband have three children who enjoy much of Idaho’s outdoors.