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Health Careers Education
HL00415
Clinical Experience I
270.00
This course is designed as the actual application of respiratory therapy procedures. The student is supervised in the affiliate Respiratory Care Departments.
Lara Skaggs
Program Manager
405 743 5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
1. Participate by asking appropriate questions.
2. Exhibit dependability, be punctual, attend clinical according to program policies,and complete assigned objectives.
3. Respond positively to supervision and guidance.
4. Exhibit an ability to communicate patient information.
5. Perform procedures competently and attend to details.
6. Recognize limitations and boundaries of role, and seek assistance when necessary.
7. Evaluate appropriateness of therapy; maximize efficacy of therapy.
8. Apply didactic knowledge to patient care to include: indications of therapy,hazards of therapy, contraindications of therapy, and goals of therapy.
9. Perform correct infection control procedures for different isolation protocols.
10 Assess the respiratory status of the patient to include auscultation, respiratory rate and pattern.
11. Assess the vital signs of a patient to include radial and apical heart rate, blood pressure and temperature.
12. Observe and assist in an emergency CPR/ code blue procedure.
13. Perform incentive breathing therapy.
14. Coach patients in an effective cough technique based on patient situation and disease process.
15. Apply and adjust supplemental oxygen devices to patients to achieve a given oxygen percentage.
16. Perform CPT using pneumatic devices, the vest, PEP/Flutter devices.
17. Obtain sputum specimens from patients in the prescribed manner.
18. Apply and adjust humidity therapy to patients in the specified manner.
19. Administer Small Volume Nebulizer, Metered Dose Inhaler and Dry Powder Inhaler to patients in the specified manner.
20. isinfect and prepare respiratory care equipment for sterilization.
21. Apply knowledge concerning indications, contraindications, hazards and benefits concerning the following:
-Diaphragmatic breathing
-Pursed lip breathing
- Incentive Spirometry
- Oxygen therapy
- Basic Ventilatory assessment
- Chest percussion and postural drainage
- Aerosol therapy
- Aerosol Medication delivery: MDI, SVN, DPI
- Pulse Oximetry
22. Successfully complete two basic case studies.
23. Identify the most common respiratory medications.
24. Calculate a basic drug dosage.
25. State indications and possible side effects of the common respiratory drugs.
26. Identify the sections of a patient chart.
27. Review a patient chart to collect information pertinent to therapy ordered.
28. Identify the bulk oxygen storage system used at the clinical facility.
29. Locate zone valves.
30. Perform E cylinder connection and handling.
31. Calculate the duration of flow for various sizes of oxygen cylinders.
32. Evaluate Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) results.
33. Make appropriate recommendations based on ABG evaluation.
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Advanced Respiratory Therapist