Simi Institute for Careers and Education | Evaluated Learning Experience
Preventative and Long-Term Care RC 214
50 hours (5 weeks).
January 2015 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: outline patient education, principles and strategies, health promotion, and disease prevention; describe how comprehensive nutritional assessments are conducted; interpret and give examples of the principles of maintaining health through good nutrition; list and explain the elements of nutritional assessment; categorize the goals and objectives of a pulmonary rehabilitation program; justify outcome measures that can be used to evaluate pulmonary rehabilitation programs; define and explain what equipment and facilities are needed to run a pulmonary rehabilitation program; discuss alternative or post-acute care settings; formulate an effective discharge plan; give examples that illustrate how to select, assemble, monitor, and maintain oxygen therapy equipment in alternative settings; summarize the special needs of the gerontology patient; and successfully demonstrate all skills necessary to obtain Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification.
The course provides students with knowledge of health promotion, disease prevention, and long-term care of respiratory patients with emphasis on the care and psychological aspects of gerontology patients. Major topics include: patient education and health promotion, nutritional aspects of health and disease, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, respiratory care in alternative settings, and care of gerontology patients. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, laboratory exercises, computer software exercises, worksheet completion, and exams.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Respiratory Care (4/17).