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Respiratory Therapy

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate clinical information relative to their role as a respiratory therapist.
  2. Demonstrate the technical and clinical proficiency in all the skills necessary to fulfill the role as a respiratory therapist.
  3. Demonstrate professional behavior consistent with employer and industry expectations for respiratory therapists.
  4. Apply the skills necessary to assemble, maintain, troubleshoot and perform quality control of specific respiratory therapy devices.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to modify the respiratory care plan of patients based on information gathered from clinical and laboratory assessment and the patient’s response to therapy.
  6. Demonstrate their knowledge and comprehension of patient safety and infection control protocols as they relate to patient care and equipment processing.
  7. Show understanding of the ethical obligations and responsibilities as a healthcare professional.
  8. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills as consultants to physicians and other health care personnel in developing and implementing clinical respiratory care strategies.