RSPT 2431 - Certification & Registry Review
Credit Hours: 3.00
Prerequisites: Admission into the Respiratory Therapy Program; RSPT 2260 , RSPT 2335 , and RSPT 2350 all with grade C or better, or grade Pass (if the course is a Pass/Fail course)
Corequisites: RSPT 2360 and RSPT 2420
(formerly RSPT 2430)
RSPT 2431 is a comprehensive review to prepare students for the NBRC Certification and Registry Examinations. Students will become familiar with clinical simulation testing through use of computer simulations and latent imaging. NBRC Self‑Assessment Examinations will be administered during this course. A program exit exam will be given at the end of the semester.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
When Offered: Winter semester only
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to be prepared with the necessary tools, information and references needed to pass the NBRC examinations upon graduation from the respiratory therapy program.
- Complete the instructor assigned mock exam and self-assessment assignment.
- Complete the at home online practice certification exam with a minimum score of 75%.
- Complete the instructor assigned challenge exam and the self-assessment assignment.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to complete the Therapist Multiple Choice and Clinical Simulation Self-assessment exams and design an action plan to improve examination results.
- Complete the at home online practice Therapist Multiple Choice exam with a minimum score of 70%.
- Complete the Therapist Multiple Choice self-assessment exam.
- Complete the clinical simulation self-assessment exam.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use computer simulation self-assessment exams by obtaining a score of 80% in both the information gathering and decision making sections.
- Complete the instructor assigned computer based simulation programs with a passing score of 80%.
- Complete the online instructor assigned computer simulation exams with a passing score of 80%.
- Complete the self-assessment computer simulation exam.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to pass the Program Exit Examination with a minimal proficiency as set by the lower cut score by the NBRC.
- Complete the Therapist Multiple Choice self-assessment exam with a minimum score as set by the lower cut score by the NBRC.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to plan, organize, and implement a community service project to enhance academic study.
- Select a community service project that is approved by the instructor.
- After completing the community service project write a one-page summary of the activity.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to develop critical problem-solving skills necessary to practice as a safe, competent respiratory care practitioner.
- Select a problem to be solved that is clinical in nature and submit the scenario and problem statement to the instructor for approval.
- Investigate the problem, identify options, and operationalize his/her selected option and evaluate the outcome.
- Submit the completed paper to the instructor by the specified deadline.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Practice CRT Exam
- NBRC and Critical Thinking
- Patient Assessment
- Emergency Care
- Special Procedures
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Arterial Blood Gases
- Assisted Ventilation
- Airway Care
- Respiratory Care Procedures
- Written Registry Exam
- Clinical Simulation Exam
- CRT Exit Exam
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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