Critical care clinic role expectations of level I respiratory care students
Clinical education is an essential part of most allied health education programs, including Respiratory Care Programs, as well as nursing and medical schools. The purpose of this study was to determine the difference between the role expectations of the Level I critical care clinic students and the clinical faculty.
The population was identified as all the Level I Respiratory Care students at a large metropolitan community college and the critical care clinical instructors at the same community college. A 30-item investigator-made Critical Care Clinic Role Expectation Inventory (CCCREI) was developed from the clinical scoring tool used at that college. The difference between faculty scores and students was determined by the Mann-Whitney U test. Analysis of data revealed no statistically significant difference in the perceived critical care role expectations between students and faculty.