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RES 2410 — Advanced Clinical Experience I

Credit Hours: 3.00   Total Contact Hours: 24.00   Lecture Hours: 24.00  

Provides advanced clinical practice in the art of patient assessment and testing that is essential to the discipline. Various clinical tests including arterial blood gas measurement, chest radiographic imaging, and cardiac and pulmonary stress testing will be provided to the student during clinical rotations to correlate findings with patient disease states and conditions. Students will take part in physician rounds, and attend physician lectures where patient case studies will be presented. Students will begin rotations in the adult critical care setting, where they will gain experience in managing artificial airways, mechanical ventilators, and hemodynamic measurement equipment. Students will also take part in rotations with department managers to gain an appreciation for the skills needed to manage a respiratory care department, while meeting quality assurance standards. 'C' grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 1420, RES 2230, RES 2100
Corequisites: RES 2200.