# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Respiratory Therapy II Task 1423769738

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills and professional courtesy when interacting with patients, family members, and other healthcare workers.


Demonstration should include
  • verbal vs. nonverbal communication
  • subjective vs. objective assessment
  • private vs. public consultation with patients, families, and colleagues to protect patient confidentiality
  • appropriate age-specific interactions with patients based on patient’s age and abilities across cognitive, affective, and psychomotor spectrums.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How can nonverbal communication be used effectively in the patient setting?
  • What is the difference between a subjective and objective assessment?
  • What techniques could the respiratory therapist use with a dementia patient?
  • What techniques could the respiratory therapist use to explain a treatment to a 4-year-old?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will make planned persuasive/argumentative, multimodal, interactive presentations collaboratively and individually.
  1. Select and effectively use multimodal tools to design and develop presentation content.
  2. Credit information sources.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams.
  4. Anticipate and address alternative or opposing perspectives and counterclaims.
  5. Evaluate the various techniques used to construct arguments in multimodal presentations.
  6. Use a variety of strategies to listen actively and speak using appropriate discussion rules with awareness of verbal and nonverbal cues.
  7. Critique effectiveness of multimodal presentations.

Other Related Standards

Common Career Technical Core


Explain procedures and goals to the patient/client accurately and effectively, using strategies to respond to questions and concerns.

HOSA Competitive Events

Health Science Events


Knowledge Test: Human Growth and Development


Knowledge Test: Transcultural Health Care


Teamwork Events