For this assignment, please read and carefully review Chapter#9 “Staff Development” and the attached report titled “Continuing Education (CE), Professional Development, and Lifelong Learning for the 21st Century Health Care Workforce”. This 11th Annual Report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress is an excellent and comprehensive review of the challenges we face in sustaining a highly-educated and skillful workforce. For part-A of this assignment, summarize the challenges that healthcare professionals will face in the future; including a specific focus on the Respiratory Care professional (2-4 paragraphs should suffice). Based on the information and strategies contained in the report, your challenge is to develop a proposal for a formal CE Program in your Respiratory Care Department. Currently, your department conducts only periodic in-service education events including an occasional outside speaker (Resident, Fellow, other professional member like a Medical Technologist, Pharmaceutical Rep., etc.). Please plan on submitting a more formal, focused (relative) and comprehensive CE plan based on clinical and regulatory.This exercise should be submitted no later than 4/25/2021.