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R C 113 - Practicum III: General Clinical I

5 Credits
R C 113 is designed to teach and build upon respiratory care clinical skills. Focus is on reinforcing floor skills, introduction to non-invasive ventilation, intubation/extubation, introduction to mechanical ventilation. Lecture focus is on strengthening floor skills, introduction to critical care and non-invasive/invasive mechanical ventilation.  (lab-based lectures) Specifically:  Introduction and review of physiologic terms, concepts and critical application of ventilatory support. Topics include basic modes of ventilations; pressure gradients of the lung, choosing appropriate initial settings, assessing the patient in Acute Respiratory Failure and assessing patient- ventilator interaction. 

Pre-requisite(s) R C 112 
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program R C
FeesPO RC

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Students enrolled in the RC program.
Active Date 20210405T19:55:58

Grading System Credit/Non-Credit
Class Limit 30
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lab 110
Total Contact Hours 110
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline

  • List basic modes of ventilation
  • Identify the indications and contraindications of non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilation
  • Demonstrate selection of initial ventilator settings for average adult male
  • Identify signs and symptoms of respiratory distress in a high-fidelity simulated floor and ICU patient
  • Demonstrate basic assessment of high-fidelity simulated floor and ICU patient


Student Learning Outcomes
In a hospital setting the student will be able to safely provide an IPPB treatment.

In a hospital setting the student will be able to utilize low and high volume nebulizers effectively and properly.

In a hospital setting the student will be correctly utilize incentive spirometry.

In a hospital setting the student will be able to select and use O2 delivery equipment appropriate to set of clinical specifications.

In a hospital setting the student will be able to demonstrate effective use of hand resuscitation bags.

In a hospital setting the student will be able to apply bronchial hygiene measures to promote airway clearance.

In a hospital setting the student will be able to utilize principles and practices of aseptic technique in equipment management, patient care, and in isolation situation.

In a hospital setting the student will be able to perform tracheotomy care.

In a hospital setting the student will be able to utilize variety of tube security methods.

In a hospital setting the student will be able to identify problems associated with artificial airways.



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