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Clinical Education III

RT 226

Clinical Education III

RT 226

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: RT 150.

Concurrent enrollment in RT 207, RT 212, RT 214, RT 216, RT 229, RT 231. Provides the opportunity to review the theory and practice clinical skills. (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:

  • Demonstrate the ability to set up and check for proper function the following ventilators:
  • Classify the above mentioned ventilators by:
  • Identify and explain the function of all of the controls and alarms on the above mentioned ventilators.
  • Given a clinical situation, make appropriate recommendations regarding initial ventilator settings.
  • Explain the concept of mechanical dead space.
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for changing a ventilator circuit.
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for administering:
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for performing routine ventilator monitoring
  • Demonstrate a systematic technique for trouble shooting ventilators for pressure leaks or loss of volume.
  • Explain the relationship between flow rate, tidal volume, and time for both pressure and volume cycled ventilators.
  • Given a clinical situation, make appropriate recommendations for pressure versus volume-cycled ventilators.
  • Explain the goals of IPPB therapy and the criteria for its use.
  • Demonstrate the proper procedure for administering IPPB therapy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and correct malfunctioning IPPB devices.
  • Demonstrate the ability to modify IPPB therapy to meet the individual need of the patient.
  • Recognize the clinical signs of hazards or contraindications to IPPB.
  • 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 patient monitors:
  • Identify the following ECG patterns:
  • State normal values for the following:
  • Compute the following:
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for measuring the following:
  • 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 and identify uses for the following types of special radiologic procedures:
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify the following abnormalities via 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:

  • Given the appropriate information, calculate:
  • Using the information from above, as well as information from the following sources, make appropriate recommendations or modifications for a patient care plan:
  • Display the appropriate professional mannerisms, as described in the clinical performance evaluation, while performing the clinical duties 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 role of the respiratory therapist in a rehabilitation or home care program.
  • Given a clinical situation, make appropriate suggestions or modifications for a rehabilitation or home care program (including smoking cessation), based upon laboratory (including sleep lab) and physical assessment findings.
  • Demonstrate the ability to set up and check for proper function the following home care equipment:
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide routine maintenance to the above listed equipment.
  • Display the appropriate professional mannerisms, as described in the clinical performance evaluation, while performing the clinical duties associated with this unit.