• Respiratory Care Program Outcomes


     
    The Programs’ graduate’s success rate on earning the Certified Respiratory Therapist credential and their performance in the workplace weigh heavily in the Commission on the Accreditation for Respiratory Care’s criteria for accrediting Respiratory Care programs. 
     
    Students who complete the Baltimore City Community College’s Respiratory Care program will thus demonstrate; a) sufficient mastery of the NBRC matrix to achieve the Certified Respiratory Therapist and Registered Respiratory Therapist credentials and b) those Professional traits and behaviors the Program has identified ibn its criteria.  The attached link provides the full NBRC matrix.  Representative outcomes that the student will demonstrate include:
     
    • Patient Data and Evaluation Recommendations
      • Review Data in Patient Record
      • Collect and Evaluate Additional Pertinent Clinical Information
      • Recommend procedures to obtain additional data
    • Equipment Manipulation, Infection Control, Quality Control
      • Manipulate equipment by order or protocol
      • Ensure infection control
      • Perform quality control procedures
    • Initiation and Modification of Therapeutic Procedures
      • Maintain records and communicate information
      • Maintain a patent airway including the care of artificial airways
      • Remove broncho-pulmonary secretions
      • Achieve adequate respiratory support
      • Evaluate and monitor patient’s objective and subjective responses to respiratory care
      • Independently modify therapeutic procedures based upon the patients response
      • Recommend modifications in the respiratory care plan based on the patient’s response
      • Determine the appropriateness of the prescribed respiratory care plan and recommend modifications when indicated by data
      • Initiate, conduct, or modify respiratory care techniques in an emergency setting
      • Act as an assistant to the physician performing special procedures
      • Initiate and conduct pulmonary rehabilitation and home care

    The Professional behaviors the student will demonstrate include:

    • Actively participate in the learning process for the required skill
    • Utilize the facilities resources to gain new knowledge and skill
    • Actively address any identified deficit
    • Present well groomed, neat physical appearance
    • Arrive with equipment required to provide clinical care
    • Communicate nature of therapy and expected results clearly and effective to patient and/or family member
    • Maintain Patient Confidentiality per HIPA regulations
    • Communicate clearly and effectively with hospital/institutional staff personnel