2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Respiratory Therapy II (8373/36 weeks)
All tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Examining Biological Factors in Respiratory Therapy
- Summarize cell theory of human biology.
- Analyze physical factors that have an impact on the patient’s respiratory status.
- Describe the physical and biological factors that have an influence on respiratory status.
- Describe the transmission and prevention of infectious diseases associated with respiratory therapy.
- Describe diseases associated with pulmonary anatomy.
- Describe three acute syndromes and symptoms associated with oxygen therapy.
Examining the Practice of Respiratory Therapy
Examining Professional Standards for Patient Care
- Describe the basic needs of patients according to Maslow’s hierarchy.
- Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills and professional courtesy when interacting with patients, family members, and other healthcare workers.
- Obtain a clinical history.
- Demonstrate history taking.
- Assess data in the patient record that pertains to a respiratory therapist’s treatment of a patient.
- Demonstrate taking a respiratory therapy patient’s vital signs.
- Examine safeguards to address the risk factors associated with oxygen therapy in medical imaging.
- Outline the chain of infection.
- Evaluate chemical and physical asepsis techniques.
- Outline basic principles of sterile technique.
- Evaluate the respiratory therapy work environment for medical emergency preparedness.
- Identify various complications that can result from the use of pharmacologic items in respiratory therapy.
- Identify signs and symptoms of respiratory distress.
- Differentiate among the classes of medication used in respiratory care.
- Describe acquisition, documentation and distribution procedures related to pharmacologic administration.
Exploring Careers in Respiratory Therapy
Describing the Opioid Crisis
Examining the Key Factors of Drug Addiction
- Examine the science of addiction.
- Explain prevention and early intervention strategies.
- Identify addiction and its behavioral elements, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
- Describe the treatment models of addiction therapy.
- Describe the medication management antidote used to prevent fatal opioid overdoses.
Understanding Pain Management Protocols
- Explain the science of physiological and mental pain.
- Describe the diagnostic tools used in developing pain management plans.
- Describe pain treatment options available to various populations of patients.
- Describe the effects of opioid dependency on the human body systems.
- Explain the mechanism and physical effects of opioids on the human body.
- Explain the use of opioids in practice settings, the role of opioids in pain management, and risk factors associated with the use of the medication.
- Describe the withdrawal and tapering side effects of opioid use.
- Describe storage and disposal options for opioids.
- Explain community resources for education about opioid use.