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R C 430 - Practicum VI: Critical Care Clinical II

5 Credits
This course is the second in a two-part series that provides the respiratory care student with an introduction to the critical care setting.  The student will continue to apply the procedures and equipment most utilized in the intensive care area.  Emphasis is placed on determining need for mechanical ventilation, continuous mechanical ventilation, weaning, artificial airways, advanced assessment and bedside diagnosis. The student assumes progressively more patient care responsibilities in the critical care area under instructor or preceptor supervision.

Pre-requisite(s) RC 422
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - R C

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Students in the Respiratory Care program. 
Active Date 20210405T19:54:51

Grading System Credit/Non-Credit
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lab 36.96 Clinical 109.56
Total Contact Hours 146.52
Invasive Procedure Used Yes

Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline

  • General assessment using advanced monitoring of blood pressure, oxygenation and cardiac rhythm on mechanically ventilated patients.
  • Advanced assessment using imaging interpretation, lab data and arterial blood gas results on mechanical ventilated patients.
  • Advanced assessment using mechanical ventilator data including graphics.
  • Fluid balance interpretation on mechanically ventilated patient.
  • Mechanical ventilator data collection and interpretation.
  • Assessment for need for mechanical ventilation.
  • Assessment for weaning and continued analaysis of weaning from mechanical ventialtor. 

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate professionalism through successful work habits and attitudes reflecting best practice

Analyze problems and choose appropriate solutions, seeking clarification when necessary

Perform assessment of mechanically ventilated patient using ventilator graphic data

List indications for use of advanced ventilator settings and modes

Perform assessment of mechanically ventilated patient incorporating ventilator data, imaging data, laboratory data and pulmonary function data

Perform basic bedside diagnosis (recommendation) using differential diagnosis skill to clinical/lab instructor

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