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Navigate Respiratory Care: Patient Assessment
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Author(s): Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN-13: 9781449672157
  • Navigate Course     pages      © 2013
    Access Code Subscription Length: 365 Days
Price: $66.95 US List
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A New Paradigm for Respiratory Care Education

Navigate Respiratory Care is a comprehensive, online 10-course curriculum that uniquely prepares students for a rewarding career as a Respiratory Therapist. Learn more about all 10 courses.

Navigate Respiratory Care: Patient Assessment is one of the 10 online courses in the Navigate Respiratory Care curriculum. This course introduces the student to all aspects of the patient encounter. The information ranges from the soft skills needed to achieve fruitful communication to the technical skills needed to perform all the tasks of patient assessment. The material attempts to help the student understand the various types of people they will encounter on the job, how to be successful in their interactions, and how to be competent in all required tasks.

Course Features

  • Course objectives align to the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) matrix for the new Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Examination certification exams
  • Authoritative and interactive content is instructionally designed using best practices from Bloom’s Taxonomy and adult learning theory with a focus on developing cognitive intelligence and practical skills needed for success in clinical practice
  • Student assessments, interactive activities, and remediation help improve outcomes
  • Course management tools help instructors save time and monitor student progress


  • Easily adaptable for instructor-led courses taught on-ground, online, or in hybrid formats
  • Each course can be adopted independently, or adopted as a complete curriculum solution
  • All courseware can be used with or without an optional print textbook, depending on course needs
  • Improve institutional retention, persistence, and student outcomes at less cost than with traditional textbook models

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Course Content Includes:

  • Interactive Lectures w/Audio
  • Correlation Matrix
  • Interactive Practice Activities
  • Practice Quizzes
  • Lesson Case Study
  • Discussion Questions
  • Lesson Assignment
  • Icons to highlight important information – infection control, safety, caution, legal and ethical
  • Lesson Summary

Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the important of accurate and complete patient charting.
  2. Understand all aspects of the patient encounter.
  3. Comprehend the impact of cultural differences on patient interaction.
  4. Describe all aspects of the patient history.
  5. Identify the ways to determine level of consciousness and to assess patient appearance.
  6. Describe vital signs measurement.
  7. Discuss inspection of the patient for signs of disease.
  8. Describe what palpation can tell the respiratory therapist.
  9. Identify the important aspects of percussion in patient assessment.
  10. Describe auscultation as a patient assessment and how the respiratory therapist makes determinations based on the results.
  11. Discuss cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary assessment and findings.
  12. Identify the importance of pulse oximetry to respiratory therapy.
  13. Discuss ECG tracings and what they indicate about cardiopulmonary disorders that may affect respiration.
  14. Discuss the importance of clinical laboratory studies in treatment of respiratory disease.
  15. Analyze how blood gas interpretation impacts respiratory disease findings and treatment.

Applicable Courses

Patient Assessment for Respiratory Care

  Lesson 1: The Medical Chart
  Lesson 2: Patient Encounters
  Lesson 3: Cultural Competency
  Lesson 4: Patient History
  Lesson 5: Level of Consciousness
  Lesson 6: Vital Signs
  Lesson 7: Inspection
  Lesson 8: Palpation
  Lesson 9: Percussion
  Lesson 10: Auscultation
  Lesson 11: Cardiopulmonary Symptoms
  Lesson 12: Pulse Oximetry
  Lesson 13: ECG Tracings
  Lesson 14: Laboratory Studies
  Lesson 15: Blood Gases

Jones & Bartlett Learning

Founded in 1983, Jones & Bartlett Learning is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment, and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary education, post-secondary education, and professional markets. We develop educational programs and services that improve learning outcomes and enhance student achievement by combining authoritative content written by respected authors with innovative, proven, and engaging technology applications that meet the diverse needs of today's instructors, students, and professionals.


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