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Clinical Education II

RT 146

Clinical Education II

RT 146

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: RT 117, RT 118, RT 121, RT 126 and RT 131.

RT 132, RT 135, and RT 149 must be taken concurrently. Provides the opportunity to apply clinical skills with emphasis on the critically ill patient. (0-240)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, return demonstration, or clinical performance evaluation completed by clinical instructor, the ability to:

Objectives:

  • Explain the indications, effects, side effects, concentrations, and dosage of the following aerosolized medications:
  • Explain the indications, effects, and side effects of the following system bronchodilators:
  • State the terapeutic serum level for theophylline
  • Identify the medications listed in 1 and 2 above by both generic and trade names.
  • Demonstrate the ability to administer medicated aerosols.
  • Display the appropriate professional mannerisms, as described in the clinical performance evaluation while performing the clinical duties associated with this unit.

Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, return demonstration, or clinical performance evaluation completed by clinical instructor, the ability to:

Objectives:

  • Explain the goals of SMI/IS and the criteria for its use.
  • Demonstrate the proper procedure for administering SMI/IS therapy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to modify SMI/IS therapy to meet the individual needs of the patient.
  • Identify an inspiratory volume that may act as a goal for SMI/IS therapy.
  • Display the appropriate professional mannerisms, as described in the clinical performance evaluation, while performing the clinical duties associated with this unit.

Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, return demonstration, or clinical performance evaluation completed by clinical instructor, the ability to:

Objectives:

  • Define the goals and explain the clinical indications of chest physical therapy.
  • Describe the precautions and contraindications to postural drainage.
  • Describe the precautions and contraindications to chest percussion.
  • Demonstrate the proper procedure for administering and modifying postural drainage, chest percussion, and vibration based on the patient's response to therapy.
  • Modify the above techniques for pediatric patients.
  • Demonstrate the proper procedure for instructing patients in the following techniques:
  • Display the appropriate professional mannerisms, as described in the clinical performance evaluation, while performing the clinical duties associated with this unit.

Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, return demonstration, or clinical performance evaluation completed by clinical instructor, the ability to:

Objectives:

  • Explain those factors that affect the O2 concentration delivered by a manual resuscitator.
  • Identify the individual components of a manual resuscitator and explain their function.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assemble and disassemble the following manual resuscitators:
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for ventilating a patient with a manual resuscitator via:
  • Explain methods to determine the effectiveness of manual ventilation.
  • Display the appropriate professional mannerisms, as described in the clinical performance evaluation, while performing the clinical duties associated with this unit.

Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, return demonstration, or clinical performance evaluation completed by clinical instructor, the ability to:

Objectives:

  • Identify and explain the function of the following:
  • Identify the equipment necessary to perform an endotracheal intubation - both oral and nasal
  • Demonstrate proper procedure for all of the following:
  • Select a specific tube from the following, identify its various markings, and discuss the characteristics of that tube:
  • Give an appropriate rationale for recommending tracheostomy tube vs. endotracheal tube.
  • Display the appropriate professional mannerisms, as described in the clinical performance evaluation, while performing the clinical duties associated with this unit.

Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, return demonstration, or clinical performance evaluation completed by clinical instructor, the ability to:

Objectives:

  • Describe the indications for suctioning:
  • Explain the possible complications of suctioning and recognize their clinical signs.
  • Demonstrate proper technique when performing the above mentioned suctioning procedures.
  • Display the appropriate professional mannerisms, as described in the clinical performance evaluation, while performing the clinical duties associated with this unit.

Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, return demonstration, or clinical performance evaluation completed by clinical instructor, the ability to:

Objectives:

  • Identify the following on a standard chest x-ray:
  • Display the appropriate professional mannerisms, as described in the clinical performance evaluation, while performing the clinical duties associated with this unit.

Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, return demonstration, or clinical performance evaluation completed by clinical instructor, the ability to:

Objectives:

  • Describe the complications associated with arterial puncture and precautions to avoid these complications.
  • Demonstrate proper technique for drawing an arterial blood gas sample.
  • Demonstrate proper technique for analysis of arterial blood.
  • Describe those factors which can contribute to inaccurate blood gas values.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform appropriate quality control measures on blood gas analyzers.
  • Interpret acid-base abnormalities.
  • Give examples of the various types of hypoxia.
  • Calculate arterial O2 content.
  • Describe common causes of abnormal blood gases.
  • Identify acute on chronic acid-base imbalances.
  • Describe the effect of electrolytes on acid-base status.
  • Display the appropriate professional mannerisms, as described in the clinical performance evaluation, while performing the clinical duties associated with this unit.

Demonstrate, through successful completion of written examination, return demonstration, or clinical performance evaluation completed by clinical instructor, the ability to:

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a complete pulmonary function test, including:
  • Demonstrate the ability to calibrate the pulmonary function testing equipment.
  • Given the information from a pulmonary function test, differentiate
  • Display the appropriate professional mannerisms, as described in the clinical performance evaluation, while performing the clinical duties associated with this unit.