Requires systematically-planned observations and applications of skills in a variety of clinical settings, specifically adult intensive care units, neonatal (newborn) and pediatric units, and sub-acute care facilities. Skills include routine respiratory care procedures such as oxygen and aerosolized medications delivery, postural drainage and chest physical therapy maneuvers, and arterial blood gas acquisition. Advanced skills will be emphasized, including variations in approach to care depending on the venue. Students will complete clinical assignments, patient cases studies, and review for the national boards.
Additional course fee: $175.