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Effective: Summer 2015
RSPT 70ACLINICAL ROTATION I2 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: RSPT 50C.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
6 hours clinical laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • State indications, contraindications, hazards, and methods of evaluating effectiveness of all therapies administered.
  • Relate basic diagnostic data to respiratory therapy techniques and the patient's illness.
Description -
Exposure to hospital departments. Clinical application of respiratory therapy procedures. Interpretation of basic diagnostic data and correlation to applied therapies. Intended for students in the respiratory therapy program.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate ability to effectively read a patient's chart and give a patient report
  2. Demonstrate correct technique for Compressed Gas Handling
  3. Demonstrate correct technique for Cleaning and Sterilization of Equipment and personal asepsis.
  4. Successfully complete a chest examination on a patient
  5. Demonstrate correct techniques for delivery of Oxygen, Humidity, and Mist therapy
  6. Demonstrate correct technique for Incentive Spirometry
  7. Demonstrate correct technique for I.P.P.B.
  8. Demonstrate correct technique for Chest Physiotherapy
  9. Demonstrate correct technique for set up and delivery of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
  10. Demonstrate correct technique for set up and delivery of Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation, being able to manage one ventilator patient.
  11. Demonstrate correct technique for Administration of Medications via Aerosol
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Uniform, name tag, watch with second hand, stethoscope. Classroom will be in the clinical station at the hospital.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Chart Reading and Reporting
    1. SOAP charting
    2. SBAR charting
    3. End of shift reports
  2. Compressed Gas Handling
    1. Large cylinders
    2. Small cylinders
  3. Cleaning and Sterilization of Equipment and Aseptic Technique
    1. Hand washing
    2. Autoclave sterilization
    3. Gas sterilization
    4. Pasteurization
  4. Chest Examination
    1. Auscultation
    2. Chest assessment
  5. Oxygen, Humidity, and Mist Administration
    1. Techniques
    2. Equipment
  6. Incentive Spirometry
    1. Indications
    2. Techniques
  7. I.P.P.B.
    1. Indications
    2. Techniques
  8. Chest Physiotherapy
    1. Indications
    2. Techniques
  9. Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
    1. Indications
    2. Techniques
  10. Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
    1. Indications
    2. Techniques
  11. Administration of Medications via Aerosol
    1. Indications
    2. Techniques
Methods of Evaluation -
The student will demonstrate proficiency by successfully completing competency checklists and by daily evaluations conducted by clinical preceptors.
Representative Text(s) -
No text required.

Disciplines -
Respiratory Technologies
 
Method of Instruction -
Clinical performance and demonstration of clinical skills.
 
Lab Content -
  1. Chart Reading and Reporting
  2. Compressed Gas Handling
  3. Cleaning and Sterilization of Equipment and Aseptic Technique
  4. Chest Examination
  5. Oxygen, Humidity, and Mist Administration
  6. Incentive Spirometry
  7. I.P.P.B.
  8. Chest Physiotherapy
  9. Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
  10. Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
  11. Administration of Medications via Aerosol
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Students are expected to complete college-developed ICU Worksheets to demonstrate their understanding of each of their patients' conditions and treatments. These worksheets include writing of narratives on the assessment and therapy plan for each patient.