About TechEd Consultants
With experience in education, training and clinical research support on four continents, TechEd Consultants is recognized as a global leader in pulmonary function testing.
The TechEd network of Registered Respiratory Therapists and Registered Pulmonary Function Technologists—led by President and CEO Susan Blonshine—offers more than 150 years of combined experience. We operate as independent contractors, and are qualified to work with almost any type of PF testing equipment, regardless of the manufacturer.
Our network of associated respiratory therapists are available to assist clients with everything from guest lecturing and staff training to large-scale clinical trials. TechEd has the experience to guide pharmaceuticals through the entire trial process, organizing site selection and equipment testing as well as performing quality control and post-trial data evaluation.
In addition, TechEd produces a variety of educational materials available for purchase on this site.
TechEd Consultants can provide valuable expertise and assistance to anyone treating or researching lung conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Our services will also be useful to scientists and medical professionals conducting research on a broad spectrum of cardiopulmonary applications—from device research to the development of drugs administered by inhalation or otherwise affecting the pulmonary system.
Why Choose TechEd?
- TechEd teaches methods for reliable data acquisition and reporting of test results, improving patient outcomes and physician confidence in reported values and interpretations.
- Our programs are developed by professionals who practice in clinical settings.
- TechEd training strengthens understanding of clinical applications for pulmonary function testing technologies, leading to increased usage of equipment.
Susan Blonshine founded TechEd Consultants in 1996, building on 22 years experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing, Michigan. For Susan, TechEd presented a chance to both expand her commitment to respiratory medicine and to respond to a growing need for training in pulmonary function testing.
"There wasn't enough opportunity for education," says Susan. "It's a specialized area and no one was doing it."
TechEd began as a one-woman show, with Susan jetting around the country to serve as a consultant or lecturer. Demand for her expertise grew quickly, and Susan was able to tap into her expansive professional network to enlarge the reach of TechEd services.
In the last ten years, TechEd has blossomed into a global enterprise, developing relationships with companies and labs around the United States and Canada, as well as in Latin America, Africa, and Eastern and Western Europe.Back to Top