Respiratory Program Essential Functions
All students must be able to perform
the essential functions of the curriculum. In addition to the general admission
criteria required by the college, respiratory students must be able to:
digital fine motor skills with both hands continually throughout the day.
clearly enough to read hand-written and computer-generated communications.
Work standing on their feet for the majority of the day.
Walk to and from patient service areas of the hospital for the majority of
Help patients in and out of beds and chairs.
Write and speak to patients and staff effectively.
Interact appropriately with patients, physicians, peers and supervisor.
good judgment to seek assistance when needed.
Lift a minimum of 50 pounds unassisted and be able to push machines heavier
than that up and down ramps.
Apply safety and infection control standards learned in the program to
maintain a safe and clean environment for patients and self.
Respiratory Program Mission
The mission of the Moraine Valley
Community College Respiratory Therapy Program is to educate and train students
to meet standards of practice for entry and advanced level practitioners.
Faculty will use appropriate methodologies to promote student learning. Student
learning will emerge from the cognitive (intellectual), psychomotor (physical),
clinical and affective (social, emotional and ethical) elements of respiratory
care as defined for the entry-level and advanced practitioners by the National
Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)* and the Moraine Valley Community College
Respiratory Therapy Program Advisory Committee. Student learning will occur
within an intellectual atmosphere that promotes continuing education as part of
professional dedication and lifelong learning and within an ethical framework
for student conduct in both the classroom and clinical settings.
Respiratory Program Outcomes
Four program outcomes (goals) have been
identified for the Moraine Valley Community College Respiratory Therapy Program.
The outcomes have been developed based on the National Board for Respiratory
Care (NBRC)* and the recommendations of the Moraine Valley Community College
Respiratory Therapy Program Advisory Committee. The Moraine Valley Community
College Respiratory Therapy Program will provide students with the following:
- Training in respiratory modalities of
- Training in life support and ventilator
- Prepare students for the Entry Level
Respiratory Care National Board Exam
- Prepare students for the Advanced
Practitioner Respiratory Care National Board Exam
Program Accreditation Respiratory
The Moraine Valley Community College
Respiratory Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for
Respiratory Care (CoARC).
Commission on Accreditation for
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