Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
RSPT 70CCLINICAL ROTATION IIISummer 2014
30 hours clinic.6 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 360 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 30 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 70B. Clinical application of theory relating to monitoring and management of neonate, pediatric, and adult intensive care unit patient. Intended for students in the respiratory therapy program.
Prerequisites: RSPT 61B and 70B.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Perform patient assessments.
  2. Correctly Monitor and interpret hemodynamic data.
  3. Correctly monitor parameters on mechanical ventilators.
  4. Effectively manage patients on mechanical ventilators, being able to manage at least THREE ventilator patients successfully.
  5. Demonstrate effective Ventilator Weaning techniques and airway care.
  6. Effectively manage patients on CPAP devices.
  7. Effectively perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitations.
  8. Demonstrate understanding of Pathophysiology for adult and neonatal critical care.
  9. Successfully observe and provide assistance with special procedures.
  10. Recommend appropriate therapies for ventilator patients.
  11. Effectively Evaluate effects of ICU respiratory therapy procedures.
  12. Provide correct Documentation of observations and therapies.
  13. Effectively communicate with patients, hospital staff, and patient's family members.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Name tag, watch with second hand, stethoscope.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Perform assessments.
    1. chest assessments
    2. auscultation
  2. Monitoring and interpreting hemodynamic data.
    1. ECG
    2. Indwelling catheters
  3. Parameter checks on mechanical ventilators.
    1. Qualitative
    2. Quantitative
  4. Management of patients on mechanical ventilators.
    1. Monitoring
    2. Troubleshooting
    3. Corrections
  5. Weaning technique and airway care.
    1. weaning parameters
    2. suctioning
  6. Management of patients on CPAP devices.
    1. setup
    2. troubleshooting
  7. Cardiopulmonary resuscitations.
    1. ventilation
    2. compressions
  8. Pathophysiology for neonatal and pediatric critical care.
  9. Observation of and assistance with special procedures.
  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.
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. Assessments.
  2. Hemodynamic data.
  3. Mechanical ventilators.
  4. The patient-ventilator system.
  5. Weaning technique and airway care.
  6. Management of patients on CPAP devices.
  7. Cardiopulmonary resuscitations.
  8. Pathophysiology for neonatal and pediatric critical care.
  9. Observation of and assistance with special procedures.
  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.
 
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 -
They 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 required core course for the A.S. degree in Respiratory Therapy.



Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-07-17 11:48:06


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines