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At Navicent Health, we strive to improve our respiratory therapy student’s clinical experience. Our externship program is tailored to meet your school’s clinical requirements while learning important career building skills. If you are ready for the challenge and life changing experience, we welcome you to join us!!!

Cardiopulmonary Critical Care

Clinical Opportunities

All therapies and procedures will be performed under the direct supervision of an experienced licensed respiratory therapist

  • Aerosol medication delivery
  • Drawing ABG's
  • Bedside ABG analysis
  • Arterial line placement and management
  • CPR
  • Intubation
  • Airway management
  • Ventilator setup and management
  • Critical care patient management
  • In-house patient transport
  • Bronchoscopy assist
  • Tracheostomy assist

Specialty Rotations

Specialty rotations are offered as part of the externship program if you are interested in specializing in an area. These rotations are three weeks of intense respiratory care practice with a veteran respiratory therapist preceptor who specializes in the area chosen. We currently offer specialties in:

  • Neonatal ICU
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Trauma ICU
  • Cardiovascular ICU
  • Non acute areas (PFT, EEG) are available upon additional request

Roundtable Discussions

Sometimes clinical time isn't always enough. Wouldn't you like to meet with your fellow extern members and the coordinator to discuss clinical topics encountered and other helpful tips? Well come check out the roundtable meetings. This is offered to all current externship students.



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