RSPT 61C: HOME & REHABILITATIVE RESPIRATORY CARE
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2022|
|Hours:||2 lecture per week (24 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Create a patient care plan for a respiratory patient.
- Compare and contrast home positive pressure ventilators, negative pressure ventilators and ICU style positive pressure ventilators.
The student will be able to:
- Write a patient care plan for a respiratory patient.
- Create a lesson plan appropriate for patient education.
- Design a basic respiratory rehabilitation program.
- Discuss the negative affects of smoking and the benefits of quitting.
- Create a discharge plan for a respiratory patient.
- State indications for the use of home oxygen therapy.
- Compare and contrast home positive pressure ventilators, negative pressure ventilators and ICU style positive pressure ventilator.
- State set-up, maintenance, troubleshooting and aseptic procedures for home care equipment.
- Discuss the importance of proper nutrition and ways to improve the home care patient's eating habits.
- Discuss psychosocial, ethical, compliance, and age related issues as they apply to home care patients.
- Patient care plans
- Purpose of plan
- Format of plan
- Patient assessment techniques
- How to utilize patient care plans
- Lesson plans
- Purpose of plan
- Format of plan
- Special considerations for respiratory patients
- Introduction to teaching techniques
- Rehabilitation programs
- Benefits of rehabilitation programs
- Components of program
- Personnel required
- Equipment and facilities required
- Educational component
- Assessments and goal setting
- Out patient vs. in patient programs
- Smoking cessation
- Hazards of smoking
- Benefits of quitting
- Role of respiratory therapist in smoking cessation programs
- Coping strategies
- How to promote success
- Discharge planning
- Importance of plan
- Components of plan
- Members of planning team
- Role of home care company in discharge planning
- Home oxygen therapy
- Supply systems
- Administration devices
- Oxygen conserving devices
- Medicare reimbursement requirements
- Home evaluation
- Benefits of home oxygen therapy
- Home mechanical ventilation
- Positive pressure machines
- Negative pressure devices
- Positive pressure machines vs. negative pressure devices
- Home ventilation vs. ICU mechanical ventilation
- Benefits of home mechanical ventilation
- Additional home respiratory equipment
- Apnea monitors
- Peak flow meters
- Small volume nebulizers
- Large volume nebulizers
- Causes of malnutrition
- Problems associated with malnutrition
- Fluid needs
- Methods to improve appetite
- Foods to avoid
- Special diets
- Other considerations for home care patients
- Aseptic technique
- Home environment evaluations
- Patient compliance issues
- Elderly patients
- Pediatric patients
- Psychosocial issues
- Ethical issues
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
2. When taught online, students must have access to a computer with internet access.
Method(s) of Evaluation
Midterm and final exam
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Hodgkin, J.. Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Guidelines to Success, 4th ed.. 2008.
While this text is over five years old, it still represents the standard in the field.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
Assigned readings from textbook: approximately one chapter per week, averaging 30-40 pages.