Course ID Number by YLQnN65G


									                                              RCT 1524
                                          Clinical Practice II

Instructor:   Robert Swatzell                         Office Location: Allied Health Bldg
Office Hours: MTW, 6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.                Phone: 662-621-4233
Class Time(s)/Sections: MTW, TBA                      Email:

Course Description:
In this course, students rotate through various respiratory care subspecialty areas for evaluation of
competency and performance of respiratory care procedures (4 sch: 12 hr. clinical)

Textbook(s) and Material(s):
1. Respiratory Care Principles & Practice; Dean Hess, et. al. Saunders 2002 (ISBN: 0-7216-8077-1)
2. The Essentials of Respiratory Care; 4th Ed.; Kacmarek, et. al. Mosby 2005 (ISBN: 0-323-02700-8)
3. Respiratory Care Equipment; J. Cairo, et. al. Mosby 2005 (ISBN: 0-3230-2215-4)
4. Laboratory Exercises for Competency in Respiratory Care; Thomas Butler, et. al. F.A. Davis 1977
   (ISBN: 0-8036-0248-0)

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:

By the end of this course, the student will be proficient in the following:
Perform various basic pulmonary functions tests (PFT).
       a.      Demonstrate performance of basic procedures for selected PFT.
       b.      Demonstrate knowledge of predicted normal values of PFT.
       c.      Observe the regimens for various PFT studies.
       d.      Demonstrate quality assurance in use of PFT.
       e.      Describe exercise physiology and the role of stress testing.
       f.      Demonstrate use of equipment used in pulmonary functions testing.
2.     Explain the role respiratory care plays in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
       a.      Discuss the indications and contraindications.
       b.      Assess and monitor the patient rehabilitation.
       c.      Evaluate the issues involved in implementation of a rehabilitation program.
       d.      Demonstrate patient education.
       e.      Participate in the multidisciplinary approach to the rehabilitation patient.
3.     Demonstrate basic procedures related to invasive and noninvasive ventilation.
       a.      Adjust ventilator settings as needed.
       b.      Evaluate ventilatory flow, volume, and pressure waveforms.
       c.      Apply computer technology to patient management such as ventilator waveform
               analysis, electronic charting, and patient care algorithms.
       d.      Maintain records of results of therapy.
       e.      Measure auto-PEEP.
       f.      Participate in intra-hospital ventilator transport.
       g.      Troubleshoot equipment as related to respiratory care.
4.     Demonstrate technique in various basic diagnostic tests or procedures.
       a.   Demonstrate technique in performing an arterial blood gas procedure.
       b.   Demonstrate technique in performing an electrocardiogram.

School Attendance:
Regular class attendance and punctuality are expected. All arrangements for completing missed work
are to be made with the instructor. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate these arrangements.

Excessive absences may result in loss of credit for the course concerned as well as loss of grant refunds
and/or financial aid eligibility.

The nature of the educational programs at Coahoma Community College is such that it is necessary for
every student to attend class regularly. Instructors will keep accurate class records, and those records
will become part of the student's official record.

NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, the President may cancel classes. Students are advised to
listen to the TV or radio for an announcement. Absence without an official closure is treated as an
unexcused absence unless there is a danger for the student to drive.

Respiratory Care Clinical Attendance:
The student is expected to attend 100% of the time designated as clinical. Experience missed during
this phase of training will result in a delayed graduation. In case of an unavoidable absence, a 48-hour
notice to the Director of Clinical Education (DCE) is required in writing, forty-eight hours before the
requested absence. The student must additionally notify the RT department to which they are assigned
of approved absence at least twenty-four hours prior to the absence.

Emergency absence will be handled as follows: Telephone notification must be made to the Director
of Clinical Education one hour prior to the scheduled time of rotation. The student must speak directly
to the DCE, leaving messages is not sufficient notification. In addition, the student must contact the
appropriate RT department at least one hour in advance of scheduled rotation time. (e.g. If your
scheduled time is 7 am - 3 p.m. you must contact the DCE and the department by 6 am). Failure to
follow these instructions will result in immediate disciplinary action according to school and
program policy.


A tardy is considered arriving at any time past the designated rotation time. Proper notification must be
made (see attendance policy) and the student may remain in clinic if the department can accommodate
them. If the student is tardy without proper notification, they may be released from clinical for the day
and counted absent.
ALL ABSENCES AND TARDIES will result in a grade reduction of one quality point for each
occurrence. Three or more occurrences will result in failure of clinical rotation.

Absence from Class for School Sanctioned Activities
Students who are absent from class due to participation in an officially sanctioned school activity must
present notice of the event to the instructor (at least one week prior is mandatory). The missed clinic
time must be made up before the end of the semester on the student’s own time and at the discretion of the
clinical affiliate. The time missed must be made up at the facility where the time was missed. For
example, if the time missed was at Baptist in Jackson, the student will need to make up the time in
Jackson most likely on a weekend. In general, the philosophy that students attend college for educational
purposes, and participation in activities outside the classroom and/or clinic is recognized as a lower

Make-up Policy:
There are no make-up examinations. Depending on the number of test, at least 2 grades are dropped
at the end of the semester. With the approval of the Program Director and/or Career Technical Dean,
with a valid, written explanation of absence, Mid-Term and Final Exam can be made-up within 5 days
of the date the exam is given.

All Clinic missed must be made up on the student’s own time and at the discretion of the clinical
facility. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange the make up time with the clinical facility
subject to the prior approval of the Director of Clinical Education.


Cheating Policy/Plagiarism:
Cheating and Plagiarism will not be tolerated. All offenders will be referred to the counseling and the
Career-Technical Dean for disciplinary action. Repeated offenses will result in expulsion from the

Electronic Devices in Class:
The use of cellular phones, pagers, CD players, radios, and similar devices is prohibited in the classroom,
laboratory and clinical facilities.

Non-Discrimination/Disability Policy:
The Board of Trustees of Coahoma Community College has adopted a policy assuring that no one shall,
on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be
denied benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination in any program, activity, or employment of
Coahoma Community College.

Coahoma Community College is committed to ensuring equal access to an education for enrolled or
admitted students who have verified disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and
the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. College policy calls for reasonable accommodations to be
made for eligible students with verified disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. To receive
disability support services, a student must register with the designated OCR (Office of Civil Rights)
coordinator and provide appropriate documentation verifying the disability.

For additional information, students may review page 16 of the Coahoma Community College 2005 –
2007 Catalog and/or contact the OCR (Office of Civil Rights) coordinators: Academic Coordinator –
Evelyn Washington at 621-4148 or e-mail; Career and Technical
Coordinator – Anne S. Clark at 621-4220 or e-mail

Instructional Techniques:
         Classroom Lecture
         Laboratory Demonstration

Method(s) of Evaluation:
Students enrolled in this program are required to take a written examination at the end of each nine-
week period. During the nine-week intervals, each student will satisfy specific objectives by
demonstrating an understanding at the 81% level on oral and written test and/or direct observation.

The student's nine-week average will come from quizzes, assignments and class room participation.
The final average will be assigned a letter grade according to the grading scale listed below:

       Clinical Check-offs                            25%
       Daily Activity Logs                            25%
       Professional Characteristics*                  10%
       NBRC CRT Entry-Level Examination               40%

*Professional Characteristics includes Attendance, Dress (See Dress Code in Student Program Manuel)
and classroom participation.

Grading Scale/System:

In the Respiratory Care Program the grading system is:
A - Excellent 95 - 100
B - Good       88 - 94
C - Average 80 - 87
F - Failure    79 and below

NOTE: Students must have a final grade of 80 in each subject (lecture, lab, and clinical) in order to
progress in the Respiratory Care Program.
This outline is intended as a guideline for the course. The university/college/institution and the
instructor reserve the right to make modifications in content, schedule, and requirements as necessary
to enhance each student’s educational experience and student learning outcomes.

                                  Course Name

WEEK                           ASSIGNMENTS/TESTS                                  DATE DUE
 1         Clinical Practice                                                        TBA
    2      Clinical Practice                                                          TBA
    3      Clinical Practice                                                          TBA
    4      Clinical Practice                                                          TBA
    5      Clinical Practice                                                          TBA
    6      Clinical Practice                                                          TBA
    7      Midterm
    8      Break
    9      Clinical Practice                                                          TBA
   10      Clinical Practice                                                          TBA
   11      Clinical Practice                                                          TBA
   12      Clinical Practice                                                          TBA
   13      Clinical Practice                                                          TBA
   14      Clinical Practice                                                          TBA
   15      Review                                                                     TBA
   16      Final                                                                      TBA

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