Clinical Instructor

Clinic I Rotation


The Clinic I Rotation is designed to allow students to perform treatment modalities with the noncritical care patient. The students will attend clinic rotation on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30am to 3:00pm.

Procedures to Perform

The students have demonstrated competency in the lab and will be expected to gain experience on the following procedures:

  • Oxygen administration
  • Aerosolized medication delivery via SVN, MDI & DPI
  • IPPB
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • Chest physiotherapy
  • Pulse oximetry
  • NT suctioning
  • Tracheal suctioning*
  • Tracheostomy care*
  • Trach changeout*
  • Mucus clearance devices
  • Bedside spirometry
  • PFT (diffusion, body plethysmography, nitrogen washout, clinical spirometry)

* Stable trach patients only

All procedures must be performed with supervision until the student demonstrates competency at a clinical site.

Clinical Competencies

Students must complete Data Arc competencies on all procedures performed during the Clinic I rotation. The purpose of the competency is to verify the students’ ability to comprehend, apply and evaluate clinical information including the ability to demonstrate technical proficiency in the skill necessary. Each competency follows the same format: equipment and patient preparation, patient evaluation, implementation of procedure, follow-up, demonstrates knowledge of fundamental concepts, and clinical competency performance criteria. As a clinical instructor, you may be asked to complete a competency for the student. This involves a review of the competency prior to the process, a summative evaluation (satisfactory, minor unsatisfactory or major unsatisfactory), signature, facility and date. The list of competencies to be completed is the same as the list of procedures the student will perform during the Clinic I rotation.

Clinic I Objectives

The clinic objectives follow the detailed content outline for the NBRC exams are intended to review concepts and promote a deeper understanding of patient data evaluation, equipment manipulation and therapeutic procedures. Rose State faculty and Clinical Instructors will verify concepts on the clinic objectives. The Clinic I Objectives will include the following:

  • Physical Assessment
  • Humidity and Aerosol Therapy
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • IPPB
  • Bronchial Hygiene/NT Suctioning
  • Chest Physiotherapy
  • Respiratory Pharmacology
  • Pulmonary Function
  • Medical Gas Administration
  • Radiology Assessment
  • Tracheostomy
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • End of Rotation

The last 4 weeks of Clinic I the students may begin performing the following procedures with supervision in critical care: BiPap Set-Up and Routine Check, Adult Ventilator Set-Up and Routine Check, ABG’s.