Simi Institute for Careers and Education | Evaluated Learning Experience
Clinical Practice in Respiratory Care RC 230
Version 1: 250 hours (20 weeks). Version 2: 250 hours (12 weeks).
Version 1: January 2015 - July 2019. Version 2: August 2019 - Present.
Versions 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: collect and evaluate clinical information; formulate patients’ therapeutic plans; select, assemble, check, and correct malfunction of equipment; maintain airways; mobilize and remove secretions; assure ventilation and oxygenation; assess patient response and modify therapy based on patient response; initiate emergency resuscitation; maintain records; and conduct patient education.
Versions 1 and 2: The goal of the course is to provide students with experiences and opportunities to practice respiratory care working with patients in clinical care settings including; general medical/surgical units, intensive care units, emergency departments, post-surgical units, hyperbaric oxygen chamber units, labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, pediatric units, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation units. The major topics discussed or observed include: all skills, terminology, assessment procedures learned throughout the program. Methods of instruction include: observation of licensed respiratory therapists, hands on supervised practice, discussion with clinical instructors, and documentation of procedures performed.
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Respiratory Care (4/17). Note: Students repeat Clinical Practice in Respiratory Care RC 23 twice for a total of 8 semester hours. Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Respiratory Care (8/21 administrative review). Note: Students repeat Clinical Practice in Respiratory Care RC 230 three times for a total of 12 semester hours.