2016 Spring Respiratory Therapist Student SLO Assessment Survey

2016 Spring Respiratory Therapist Student SLO Assessment Survey








Respiratory Therapy Spring 2016 Student SLO
Spring 2016 - Respiratory Therapy

May 2nd 2016, 2:14 pm CDT

Q3 - What did you like about this program?
I loved my professors and I felt that the class size was appropriate to enhance my learning.
Everything!
I liked how knowledgable the instructors were. The pace of the program. The small class size.
The instructors and the content.
I really enjoyed the instructors and how they taught the classes in the program.
I liked Xxxx and Xxxx as my professors. They went above and beyond of what was expected of them.
They are awesome teachers and VERY helpful.
This program got me ready and kept me excited for my future career.
The ability to learn a concept and immediately apply it in lab and then within one to two weeks apply it in
a hospital setting I liked the instructors. I thought they did an amazing job. I thought that the resources
were adequate. Overall I enjoyed the program.
Everything. The instructors are fantastic!
The small class size allowed me to really get to know my peers, and feel comfortable in the classroom
with them. I love the passion from my instructors, and how patient and knowledgeable they are. I think
Xxxx and Xxxxx are both very well suited to their jobs here at WTC.
Caring instructors most of the time and small class size.
The classes kept a great balance between desk work and hands on learning. I liked that clinicals were
done at multiple hospitals for a broader experience. I liked that I was able to learn on current equipment
in the lab before performing the skill in the hospital. I really appreciated the small class size and ability to
have one-on-one instruction when needed.

Q4 - What would you change about this program?
I don't think I would change anything about this program.
Nothing!
Nothing
I would change nothing!
I really don't think anything needs to be changed.

I think the labs could have been a little better. Maybe a little more equipment too. I would also change
some of the hours.. I know it can be difficult to change the times of classes and still fit them in, but I
found it was hard to still hold a regular job and be in class at the same time.
I would change the order of the classes, the timing of the classes, and add several classes
increase clinical presence and do away with shifts to outlying hospitals as a requirement.
I would switch a few things around such as what order we take some of the classes in. I would also
suggest spending more time on pharmacology versus pulmonary-cardio physiology. I also did not like
that this was a "spring program", meaning that we didn't technically start courses related to the program
until the Spring semester. It made me feel like we were very crunched for time. So even though this is
technically a "two year program", it's really only a year and a half. I think the only thing I would change
is the timing and sequence of some of the classes but I know the schedule is changing next year. That
would be the only thing I would change. I think it would improve this program ten fold if we were able to
do clinical at Mayo Rochester. This program really aims at placing students in the La Crosse hospitals for
employment, and makes it difficult for students who intend to move away and work elsewhere. We are
taught protocols, equipment, and techniques that are done here in La Crosse, and do not touch on things
that we would see in hospitals outside of La Crosse (example: placing arterial lines).
Clinical sites. I wish I was exposed to more.
I would've preferred the program to start in the fall and the pharmacology class to be taught along with
the disease class.

Q6 - As a result of this program: Q6_1 - I have learned effective
communication skills.
Answer % Count
Strongly Disagree 7.69% 1
Disagree 0.00%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 7.69% 1
Agree 15.38% 2
Strongly Agree 69.23% 9
Total 100% 13

Q7 - Provide any comments you have on effective communication skills
you learned.
I have learned to speak with doctors more openly and without being nervous to do so.
I have learned to have more confidence.

I am not a shy person by any means, and I have medical experience, so I don't think the program can take
credit for my communication skills. However, I can see how they go out of the way to improve the skills
of those who struggle with this (i.e. mandatory MD contacts, giving shift report, etc.).
Learned how to communicate with professionals while in a medical setting Q8 - As a result of this
program:

Q8_1 - I am able to apply mathematical concepts.
Answer % Count
Strongly Disagree 7.69% 1
Disagree 0.00%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 7.69% 1
Agree 15.38% 2
Strongly Agree 69.23% 9
Total 100% 13

Q9 - Provide any comments you have on mathematical concepts you
learned.
Like I had mentioned, I feel there needs to be more time spent on Pharmacology so that we could have
gone over some things a little more slowly such as medication dosage problems.
I learned mathematical equations used in respiratory care and how to apply them to treatment decision
making. Q10 - As a result of this program: - I learned how to transfer social and natural science theories
into practical applications.
Answer % Count
Strongly Disagree 7.69% 1
Disagree 0.00%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 0.00%
Agree 15.38% 2
Strongly Agree 76.92% 10
Total 100% 13

Q11 - Provide any comments you have on transferring social and natural
science theories into practical applications. The science theories we
learned were directly applied to disease processes, equipment use, and
treatment decision making.

Q12 - As a result of this program: Q12_1 - I learned critical thinking
skills.
Answer % Count
Strongly Disagree 7.69% 1
Disagree 0.00%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 0.00%
Agree 0.00%
Strongly Agree 92.31% 12
Total 100% 13

Q13 - Provide any comments you have on critical thinking skills you
learned.
Xxxx loves a puzzle, and really went out of their way to make us think through unusual situations. For
example, one day in the lab they made us pretend we were in a rural hospital with limited equipment, then
ran us through simulations that forced us to get very creative with our equipment. (Xxxxx also
contributed to my critical thinking, but that lab with Xxx really stood out for me). As RTs we have to
troubleshoot equipment all of the time, so this focus was very important for us. Through in class work,
assignments, and tests, I have learned how to gather pertinent patient data and use it to make sound
treatment decisions. Q14 - As a result of this program: Q14_1 - I have learned to use technology
effectively.
Answer % Count
Strongly Disagree 7.69% 1
Disagree 0.00%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 0.00%
Agree 15.38% 2
Strongly Agree 76.92% 10
Total 100% 13

Q15 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about using
technology effectively.
I wish we could have become more proficient in EPIC charting

I've learned how to use respiratory care technology, such as ventilators, as well as multiple health
information systems to effectively treat patients and communicate with colleagues.

Q16 - As a result of this program: - I have learned to value myself and
work ethically with others in a diverse population.
Answer % Count
Strongly Disagree 7.69% 1
Disagree 7.69% 1
Neither Agree nor Disagree 0.00%
Agree 7.69% 1
Strongly Agree 76.92% 10
Total 100% 13

Q17 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about
valuing yourself and working ethically with others in a diverse
population.
La Crosse is the least diverse city I've ever been to. In two years of this program, I never once saw an
African American patient. Not one single time.

Q18 - As a result of this program: - I am able to make decisions that
incorporate the importance of sustainability.
Answer % Count
Strongly Disagree 7.69% 1
Disagree 0.00%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 15.38% 2
Agree 7.69% 1
Strongly Agree 69.23% 9
Total 100% 13

Q19 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about
incorporating the importance of sustainability in decisions you make.
Provide any comments you have on what you learned about
incorporating the i...
I don't understand this statement.

Q21 - As a result of this program, I learned to: - apply advanced-level
respiratory therapy concepts to patient care situations.
Answer % Count
Strongly Disagree 7.69% 1
Disagree 0.00%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 0.00%
Agree 7.69% 1
Strongly Agree 84.62% 11
Total 100% 13

Q22 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
It's truly amazing how much I've learned in this two year program.
Concepts were enforced both in class and in the hospital setting. Q23 - As a result of this program, I
learned to: - demonstrate technical proficiency required to fulfill the role of an advanced-level Respiratory
Therapist.

Answer % Count
Strongly Disagree 7.69% 1
Disagree 0.00%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 0.00%
Agree 0.00%
Strongly Agree 92.31% 12
Total 100% 13

Q24 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
Q25 - As a result of this program, I learned to: - practice respiratory care
according to established professional and ethical standards.
Answer % Count
Strongly Disagree 7.69% 1
Disagree 0.00%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 0.00%
Agree 0.00%
Strongly Agree 92.31% 12
Total 100% 13

Q26 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
All concepts and standards were based off of the NBRC guidelines and we were regularly encouraged to
use the guidelines as our resource when in doubt. Q27 - CONCLUSION Please use this space to share
any other feedback, comments, or suggestions about your experience at Western Technical College. I
loved my professors and their passion for the program is easily noticed. They really took the time to
ensure we understood the material by always providing extra examples and analogies to assist us in
learning the material. They were always available by email, phone, and during office hours to assist us in
learning. They really are a phenomenal team!
I had a wonderful experience here at Western Technical College.
Loved the program. I'm going to miss it..... Kind of.... except hemodynamics.
I think the one thing that makes this program great is the fact that two professors (Xxxx and Xxxxx) take
such pride in what they do and it transfers to the classroom. In addition, the knowledge that they have
gained from having so many years in the field in numerous patient populations brings a level of
credibility to this program. These two people strive to incorporate their know how and pride into us and
encourage us to reach out and learn more by asking questions, getting involved with state and national
organizations and to continue our learning once we graduate.
Over all, my entire experience at Western was good.