100

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