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Course : Clinical Practicum V

Course Number
RESP 4732
Section Number
Spring 2024
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time



  1. Participate actively and effectively in the development of the respiratory care plan.
  2. Review existing data, collect additional data and evaluate all data to determine and defend the appropriateness of the prescribed respiratory care plan.
  3. Select, assemble, assure cleanliness, check for proper function and correct malfunctions of equipment used in providing respiratory care.
  4. Maintain patient records and communicate relevant information to other members of the healthcare team in a professional manner.
  5. Initiate, conduct and modify prescribed therapeutic procedures.
  6. Assist the physician in performing special procedures.
  7. Provide effective patient/family education to motivate therapeutic follow-up practices and behaviors.



Clinical Portfolio                        30%

Weekly Reflective Reports         40%

ICU Care Plans                          20%

Competencies                           10%




Attendance at clinical sites is an essential component of the student’s

clinical education. The student must be in their assigned area of

rotation and prepared for instruction at the scheduled time for that    





Each student is required to document their clinical hours on the sign-in sheet in the clinical portfolio. The sign in/out for each clinical day will be signed by the therapist with whom the student has worked on that clinical day. Each student will complete 18, 12 hours shifts for a total of 216 hours of clinical time. Every student is required to make

up any missed time.




If a student is unable to present at the clinical site, it is his/her responsibility to report the intended absence to the clinical site and Director of Clinical Education prior to the time for the Practicum. When reporting an absence to the Director of Clinical Education, please call 940-397-4652 (department secretary) and leave the message.

 When reporting the absence to the clinical site, have the hospital operator page the charge therapist on night shift. Leave the message with the charge therapist.


The calls to report an absence must be made at least one hour prior to the scheduled time for the Practicum. An absence not reported by this procedure will be recorded on the Clinical Incident Form. The Director of Clinical Education will take extenuating circumstances into account. An adverse decision may be appealed to the Program Director. A make up day may be arranged.  All missed clinic days will be made up in double time.



It is equally important that a student be punctual to the clinical site. In order for the student to obtain maximum benefit from the clinical Practicum, they must be present for the report given at the change of shift. Late is defined as arriving at the clinical site fifteen minutes past the scheduled time for the Practicum. However, if a student arrives later than thirty minutes past the scheduled time for the Practicum, he/she may not be allowed to stay for that clinical day. If a student must be late for clinical it is their responsibility to contact the site prior to the scheduled time for Practicum.


After contacting appropriate person within the specified time, the student must be present within one hour of scheduled time for the Practicum. Depending on the area of rotation and the circumstances, an alternative assignment may be made. If a student is habitually late the instructor and/or the Clinical Director will counsel them.


If the student does not report tardiness to the appropriate person, an absence will be recorded. The Director of Clinical Education will take extenuating circumstances into account. Every two days a student is late, an unexcused absence will be recorded.


It is equally important that all students remain at their clinical site for the entire designated time. If the student must leave early for any reason, the student must call the Clinical Director. Students will be required to make up any missed hours.

Leaving the clinical site for any reason and not communicating with the preceptor and the Clinical Director is grounds for dismissal from the program.

It is also required that all students communicate with their assigned preceptor any time they

leave their area for any reason (lunch, break, work on case studies, etc.).


In cases of bad weather or severe weather conditions, the student must use their own judgment when deciding whether or not to attend clinical. The student will inform the clinical instructor as soon as possible. Absences secondary to bad and/or severe weather may be excused at the discretion of the Clinical Director.  If schools in your clinical area are canceled, your absence will be excused.


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

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The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

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