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RSPT 70C: CLINICAL ROTATION III

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 8
Hours: 24 laboratory per week (288 total per quarter)
This is a clinical laboratory course.
Prerequisite: RSPT 70B.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

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; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Perform patient assessments.
B. Correctly monitor and interpret hemodynamic data.
C. Correctly monitor parameters on mechanical ventilators.
D. Effectively manage patients on mechanical ventilators, being able to manage at least three ventilator patients successfully.
E. Demonstrate effective ventilator weaning techniques and airway care.
F. Effectively manage patients on CPAP devices.
G. Effectively perform cardiopulmonary resuscitations.
H. Demonstrate understanding of pathophysiology for adult and neonatal critical care.
I. Successfully observe and provide assistance with special procedures.
J. Recommend appropriate therapies for ventilator patients.
K. Effectively evaluate effects of ICU respiratory therapy procedures.
L. Provide correct documentation of observations and therapies.
M. Effectively communicate with patients, hospital staff, and patient's family members.
N. Demonstrate understanding of clinical findings in clinical case studies.

Course Content

A. Perform assessments.
1. Chest assessments
2. Auscultation
B. Monitoring and interpreting hemodynamic data.
1. ECG
2. Indwelling catheters
C. Parameter checks on mechanical ventilators.
1. Qualitative
2. Quantitative
D. Management of patients on mechanical ventilators.
1. Monitoring
2. Troubleshooting
3. Corrections
E. Weaning technique and airway care.
1. Weaning parameters
2. Suctioning
F. Management of patients on CPAP devices.
1. Setup
2. Troubleshooting
G. Cardiopulmonary resuscitations.
1. Ventilation
2. Compressions
H. Pathophysiology for neonatal and pediatric critical care.
I. Observation of and assistance with special procedures.
J. Recommend appropriate therapies.
K. Evaluate effects of therapy.
L. Documentation of observations and therapies.
M. Communication with patients, hospital staff, patient's family members.
N. Clinical case studies.

Lab Content

A. Assessments.
B. Hemodynamic data.
C. Mechanical ventilators.
D. The patient-ventilator system.
E. Weaning technique and airway care.
F. Management of patients on CPAP devices.
G. Cardiopulmonary resuscitations.
H. Pathophysiology for neonatal and pediatric critical care.
I. Observation of and assistance with special procedures.
J. Recommend appropriate therapies.
K. Evaluate effects of therapy.
L. Documentation of observations and therapies.
M. Communication with patients, hospital staff, patient's family members.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Name tag, watch with second hand, stethoscope.

Method(s) of Evaluation

The student will demonstrate proficiency by successfully completing competency checklists and by daily evaluations conducted by clinical preceptors.

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Clinical performance
B. Demonstration of clinical skills

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

No text required.

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. 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.

 

Discipline(s)

Respiratory Technologies