Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
RSPT 70BCLINICAL ROTATION IISummer 2014
25 hours clinical laboratory.5 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 300 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 25 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 11/6/11; 12/4/13

1. Description -
Continuation of RSPT 70A with performance of more advanced respiratory therapy techniques. Interpretation of increasing amounts of clinical data and a correlation to applied therapies. Participation in cardiopulmonary resuscitations. Intended for students in the respiratory therapy program.
Prerequisites: RSPT 61A and 70A.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Correctly perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitations.
  2. Correctly Perform chest assessments.
  3. Correctly perform Cardiovascular evaluations.
  4. Describe elements of Pathophysiology associated with critical care.
  5. Demonstrate Airway care techniques.
  6. Calibrate blood gas analyzers and analyze blood samples.
  7. Assist with the Drawing of Arterial Blood Samples.
  8. Set-up and check mechanical ventilators.
  9. Adjust, troubleshoot, change circuits on mechanical ventilators, and be able to successfully manage TWO ventilator patients.
  10. Recommend appropriate therapies for ventilator patients.
  11. Evaluate effects of therapy given to ventilator patients.
  12. Documentation of observations and therapies.
  13. Communication with patients, hospital staff, patient's family members.
  14. Observation of, and assistance with special procedures.
  15. Interpret electrocardiograms and arterial blood gas analyses.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Name tag, watch with second hand, stethoscope.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Cardiopulmonary resuscitations
    1. Compression technique
    2. Ventilation technique
  2. Perform assessments.
    1. Chest assessment
    2. Assessment of breath sounds
  3. Cardiovascular evaluations.
    1. ECG
    2. Hemodynamic monitoring
  4. Pathophysiology for critical care.
    1. Blood gases
    2. Pulmonary function parameters
  5. Airway care.
    1. Suctioning
    2. Humidity and aerosol therapy
  6. Calibration of blood gas analyzers and analysis of blood samples.
    1. Analyzer calibration
    2. Blood gas interpretation
  7. Assist with the Drawing of Arterial Blood Samples.
    1. Arterial punctures
    2. Arterial lines
  8. Set-up and check mechanical ventilators.
  9. Adjust, troubleshoot, change circuits on mechanical ventilators, and be able to successfully manage TWO ventilator patients.
  10. Recommend appropriate therapies.
    1. ventilation therapies
    2. oxygenation therapies
    3. humidity and aerosol therapies
    4. chest physiotherapy
  11. Evaluate effects of therapy.
    1. ventilation therapies
    2. oxygenation therapies
    3. humidity and aerosol therapies
    4. chest physiotherapy
  12. Documentation of observations and therapies.
  13. Communication with patients, hospital staff, patient's family members.
  14. Observation of, and assistance with special procedures.
  15. Interpret electrocardiograms and arterial blood gas analyses.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
The student will demonstrate proficiency by successfully completing competency checklists and by daily evaluations conducted by clinical preceptors.
7. Representative Text(s) -
No text required.

8. Disciplines -
Respiratory Technologies
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Clinical performance and demonstration of clinical skills.
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Cardiopulmonary resuscitations.
  2. Perform assessments.
  3. Cardiovascular evaluations.
  4. Pathophysiology for critical care.
  5. Airway care.
  6. Calibration of blood gas analyzers and analysis of blood samples.
  7. Assist with the Drawing of Arterial Blood Samples.
  8. Set-up and check mechanical ventilators.
  9. Adjust, troubleshoot, change circuits on mechanical ventilators, and be able to successfully manage TWO ventilator patients.
  10. Recommend appropriate therapies.
  11. Evaluate effects of therapy.
  12. Documentation of observations and therapies.
  13. Communication with patients, hospital staff, patient's family members.
  14. Observation of, and assistance with special procedures.
  15. Interpret electrocardiograms and arterial blood gas analyses.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. 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.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the A.S. degree in Respiratory Therapy.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-22 14:53:58


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines