Fall Semester Rotation
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.