This summer field experience is two days per week and allows the student to practice in clinical areas in which they have received instruction. They are introduced to mechanical ventilators in a lab setting at the hospital and explore non-traditional roles for respiratory therapists, volunteer time in a selected area of practice outside the traditional hospital practice, and summarize experiences in written and oral reports. They begin work on a culminating presentation applying evidence-based practice guidelines. Pass/No Pass.
16 hours of clinic per week, 32 volunteer hours prior to graduation