The summer field experience is two days per week and allows the student to practice in clinical areas in which they have received instruction. The student is introduced to mechanical ventilators in a lab setting, explores non-traditional roles for respiratory therapists, volunteers their time in a selected area of practice outside the traditional hospital practice, and summarizes their experiences in written and oral reports. The student creates a case study presentation while applying evidence-based medicine guidelines. Pass/No Pass.
16 clinical hours per week, 32 volunteer hours prior to graduation