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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Simi Institute for Careers & Education | Evaluated Learning Experience

Preventative and Long-Term Care RC 214


50 hours (5 weeks).

Simi Institute for Careers and Education Main Campus, Simi Valley, California

January 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Respiratory Care (4/17) (4/22 revalidation).