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R C 112 - Practicum II

5 Credits

The second of seven sequential laboratory courses, R C 112 is designed to teach respiratory care clinical skills. Basic therapeutic interventions are introduced, focusing primarily upon treatment options for non-critically ill hospitalized patients. Introduction to pulmonary function testing, oxygen supply systems, giving respiratory care medications, radiologic assessment, documentation and goal assessment.  

Pre-requisite(s) RC 111
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program R C

Quarters Typically Offered
Winter Day
Designed to Serve Students enrolled in the RC program
Active Date 20210405T19:56:03

Grading System Credit/Non-Credit
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 17 Lab 76
Total Contact Hours 93
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
  • Hyperinflation therapies
    • intermittent positive pressure breathing
    • incentive spirometry & SMI
    • BIPAP therapy
  • Oxygen therapy
    • ​high & low delivery devices
  • Chest physiotherapy
  • Humidification & aerosol therapy
  • Hand-held resuscitation bag usage
  • Asepsis and isolation procedures
  • Airway management

The above units will be covered in a modified self-paced format, utilizing the instructor as facilitator and evaluator.


Student Learning Outcomes
Safely provide hyperinflation therapy and determine effectiveness relative to patient diagnosis.

Accurately utilize small and large volume nebulizer equipment relative to patient diagnosis.

Accurately select and safely provide oxygen delivery equipment to a set of clinical  specifications.

Properly apply bronchial hygiene measures to promote airway clearance.

Accurately utilize principles and practices of aseptic technique for clinical purposes.

Properly perform and manage airway patency techniques relative to specific clinical scenarios.

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