Clinical Instructor

Fall Semester Rotation

Purpose

The fall semester clinical rotation allows the student to experience direct patient contact while under the supervision of a staff respiratory therapist (clinical instructor) at all times. All students will be assigned two eight hour day shifts at a clinical site. These are scheduled on Fridays during the second eight weeks of the fall semester (mid-October through December).

Procedures to Perform

The students have demonstrated competency in the lab and will be allowed to perform with assistance the following procedures:

  • Physical assessment, to include vital signs and chest auscultation
  • Small volumn nebulizer
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Oxygen administration

All procedures must be performed under direct supervision.