Darton State College Catalog 2013 - 2014 - page 480

Offered: Spring.
2201 Respiratory Care Practicum I
An introduction to the respiratory care of the non-critically ill patient in the clinical
environment. An emphasis will be placed on departmental protocols, pratice
guidelines, patient identification, and communication skills. The student will be
required to master the following modalities: oxygen therapy, humidity therapy,
bland continuous aerosol therapy, medicated nebulizer therapy, passive
hyperinflation, chest physiotherapy and postural drainage, arterial blood gas
draws and analysis, equipment cleaning and environmental therapy. Basic
airway management and bedside pulmonary function testing will also be
explored. Equipment theory and application will be reinforced.
Corequisites: None.
Prerequisites: RESP 1100, RESP 1111, RESP 1131, RESP 1132, RESP 1133,
RESP 1134, RESP 1135, RESP 1136, RESP 1137, RESP 1138.
Offered: Summer Semester Sophomore Year.
2205 Respiratory Care Clinical Procedures
This course will introduce the student to the policies and procedures of the
clinical facilities where they will complete their clinical rotations. The course will
emphasize the expectations for the student during the clinical rotations in order to
facilitate a professional learning experience for the student while adhering to the
policies and procedures of the clinical facility. HIPPA requirements, infection
control and universal precautions will be thoroughly discussed to ensure
complete understanding and compliance by the students.
Professionalism and work place expectations such as promptness, reliability and
honesty will be emphasized. Additionally, proper professional attire will be
Interpersonal communication skills and social interactions with therapists, nurses,
supervisors, physicians and other staff will be discussed. Also, proper interaction
with other students and instructors will be taught.
Prerequisites: RESP 1100, RESP1111, RESP 1131, RESP 1132 RESP 1133,
RESP 1134, RESP 1135, RESP 1136 RESP 1137, RESP 1138.
Corequisites: RESP 2201 Practicum I.
Offered: Summer Semester, Sophomore Year.
2210 Respiratory Care Practicum II
A continuation of RESP 2201. Emphasis will be placed on departmental
protocols and clinical guildelines. Students are introduced to the care of adult
critically ill patients in the Intensive Care unit. Mastery of active hyperinflation
therapies, chest physiotherapy, arterial blood punctures analysis, and continued
concepts of airway management. The student will be required to attend a
compentency workshop and successfully complete an intubation Rotation in the
Operating Room as part of this course. Students will be required to complete
weekly logs and case studies as part of this course.
Corequisite: None.
Prerequisites: Current CPR, RESP 2201.
Offered: A-term Fall Semester Sophomore Year.
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