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Effective: Summer 2015
RSPT 70CCLINICAL ROTATION III8 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: RSPT 70B.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
24 hours clinical laboratory. (288 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Perform respiratory therapy techniques relating to the management of neonate, pediatric, and adult intensive care unit patients.
  • Evaluate and apply advanced diagnostic data to respiratory therapy techniques and the patient's illness.
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.

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.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Name tag, watch with second hand, stethoscope.

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.
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. 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.
 
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.