RSP - RESPIRATORY CARE

RSP-110 Respiratory Care Pharmacology

This course introduces the student to the medications utilized in the treatment of patients with acute and chronic cardiopulmonary disorders. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

Corequisites

RSP-119, RSP-121

RSP-119 Introduction to Respiratory Care

This course is a study of the respiratory therapist's role as a member of the medical team. Gas laws, physics, physiology, and medical equipment terminology are taught. In addition, it provides the student with an in depth understanding of medical gas administration, humidity and aerosol therapy, safety systems, airway management, and infection control. Students will also learnthe mechanical devices utilized to maintain patient airways and the various utilities in the treatment of respiratory and cardiac arrest. Laboratory exercises provide students with an opportunity to develop skills in the application of all equipment modalities, and to demonstrate their skills in resuscitation and airway management. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Corequisites

RSP-110, RSP-121

RSP-121 Respiratory Care Clinical Externship I

This course introduces the student to the hospital environment. The student studies the relationship of the respiratory therapy department with other medical departments in the hospital. The student learns charting, patient rounds, equipment modalities, medication administration, and bronchial hygiene therapy. Laboratory [16.00].

Credits

1

Corequisites

RSP-110, RSP-119

RSP-210 Cardiopulmonary Diseases and Disorder

This course offers the student an opportunity to study the various disease entities and their effect on the cardiopulmonary system. The pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of pulmonary disease are presented in this course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

RSP-119, RSP-121, RSP-110

Corequisites

RSP-222, RSP-225, RSP-220

RSP-220 Fundamentals of Respiratory Critical Care

This is a course of study of the respiratory therapists' role as a member of the critical care team. Students will be introduced to advance management devices utilized to maintain patent airways. Students will learn interpretation of blood gases and sampling techniques. Introductory preparation to conduct therapeutic procedures needed to achieve adequate artificial ventilation with emphasis on non-invasive support and invasive support is part of this course. Students will learn procedures needed to assist the physician. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

RSP-110, RSP-119, RSP-121

Corequisites

RSP-210, RSP-222, RSP-225

RSP-222 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

This course is a study of physiologic mechanisms of the cardiopulmonary system, including a review of the anatomy of the pulmonary and circulating systems; ventilatory physics/mechanics, gas diffusion, physiology of internal and external respiration, oxygen transport, carbon dioxide transport and elimination, ventilation/perfusion relationships; and the neurological control of ventilation. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

RSP-110, RSP-119, RSP-121

Corequisites

RSP-210, RSP-220, RSP-225

RSP-225 Respiratory Care Clinical Externship II

This course provides the appropriate setting for the continuation of practicing and refining skills obtained throughout the course of the initial clinical experience. The student is provided the opportunity to administer medication through various types of therapy. They will also perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, airway care and management, infection control procedures, patient assessments, apply non-invasive ventilation therapy, and evaluate and record pertinent data in the patient's chart. Laboratory [16.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

RSP-110, RSP-119, RSP-121

Corequisites

RSP-210, RSP-220, RSP-222

RSP-226 Respiratory Care Clinical Externship III

This course gives the student an opportunity to develop their clinical skills of airway management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, aerosol therapy, arterial puncture and interpretation, oxygen therapy, hyperinflation therapy, non-invasive ventilation, and patient evaluation. In addition, the student will begin learning basic mechanical ventilation concepts through assessment andmonitoring. Students may have exposure to the ICU's during this rotation. Laboratory [40.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

RSP-210, RSP-220, RSP-225

RSP-231 Respiratory Care Clinical External IV

This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to develop advanced skills in the management of ventilator patients in adult critical care areas. Students will also receive an introduction to the neonatal/pediatric intensive care units. In addition, rotations through specialty areas are provided. Emphasis is placed on patient evaluation and education, decision-making skills, communication, and critical thinking skills. Laboratory [16.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

RSP-226

Corequisites

RSP-240, RSP-250

RSP-235 Respiratory Care Clinical Externship V

This course is designed to enable the student to finalize their training in the critical care areas and specialty sites. In addition, students will also rotate through the neonatal and pediatric units. Emphasis is placed on patient evaluation, management strategies, decision-making skills, and critical thinking skills. Laboratory [16.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

RSP-231, RSP-240, RSP-250

Corequisites

RSP-241, RSP-260

RSP-240 Diagnostic Monitoring and Patient Assessment

This course provides the student with an understanding of logical therapeutic interventions based upon pulmonary and hemodynamic procedures utilized in the collection, analysis, and the interpretation of this data in diagnosis and evaluation of treatment of the patient. Attention is given to fundamental physiological concept because these concepts provide a foundation for discussion of cardiopulmonary pathophysiology and common cardiopulmonary abnormalities that occur in patients. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

RSP-226

Corequisites

RSP-231, RSP-250

RSP-241 Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care

This course is a comprehensive overview of pediatric and neonatal respiratory care. Special considerations of respiratory care practice unique to pediatrics and neonatology are discussed. Topics include pediatric anatomy and physiology, fetal development, clinical assessment, oxygen therapy, airway management, mechanical ventilation, resuscitation, cardiopulmonary pathophysiology and disorders specific to this specialty. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

RSP-231, RSP-240, RSP-250

Corequisites

RSP-235, RSP-260

RSP-250 Respiratory Critical Care

This course provides the student with advance skills necessary to manage the intensive care patient. Students will learn to evaluate, monitor, and use protocols to provide advance management therapies based on pathophysiology of the critically ill patient. The laboratory portion of this course will reflect the practical application of the topics presented in lecture. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

RSP-226

Corequisites

RSP-231, RSP-240

RSP-260 Special Topics Respiratory Care

This course will focus on legal, ethical, and cultural issues in healthcare. It will address management issues, healthcare delivery and principles of reimbursement. Students will utilize cased based scenarios and simulations to enhance patient management and critical thinking skills. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

RSP-231, RSP-240, RSP-250

Corequisites

RSP-235, RSP-241