medical records documentation,gas analyzers,introduction and application of therapeutic modalities including oxygen therapy, aerosol and humidity therapy,environmental therapy,lung expan- sion therapy,airway management to include tube placement,tra- cheostomy care and tracheobronchial aspiration. An overview of
ethical practice and patient safety are included. RESP 122 Therapeutic Modalities
Prerequisite:RESP 121.Presents medicinal aerosol therapy and res- piratory pharmacology and applying it to the nervous system and its receptors. In addition,bronchial hygiene therapies,basic bedside pulmonary function testing,tracheostomy tube changes and 12-
Lead EKGs will be discussed and demonstrated. RESP 123 Cardiopulmonary Physiology
Prerequisites: APHY 102.Presents the cardiopulmonary system including ventilation,perfusion,and gas exchange;introduces inter- pretation and application of arterial blood gases,acid-base regula- tion, and physiologic monitoring.Reviews the basic principles of
physics as it relates to the respiratory system. RESP 125 Critical Care I
Prerequisites: RESP 121.Presents an introduction to the respiratory care of the critically ill patient.This includes arterial blood gas collec- tion; analysis and interpretation;and basic medical laboratory data. Introduces concepts and techniques of critical respiratory care of adults,to include establishment and maintenance of artificial air- ways. Includes application of adult mechanical ventilators and relat-
ed cardio-pulmonary monitoring equipment. RESP 126 Clinical Medicine I
Prerequisites: RESP 123.This particular course introduces etiology, symptomatology,diagnosis,therapeutics,and prognosis of selected
pulmonary diseases. RESP 129 Respiratory Care Pharmacology
Prerequisites:Program Chair Approval.The most common pharma- cological agents currently being administered are discussed accord- ing to all body systems and in relation to the nervous system and its receptors.Emphasis is placed on classifications,indications,side effects,dosages,and routes of administration.Medication discussion to include,but not limited to emergency drugs,antibacterial med-
ication and anti-fungal medications. RESP 134 Clinical Applications I
Prerequisites:Current CPR AHA Course C or equivalent and RESP 121. Introduces the student to the hospital environment. The student will be exposed to various hospitals and respiratory care depart- ments, patient charts,patient identification and communication within the hospital. Provides supervised experience in oxygen ther- apy, lung expansion therapy,humidity/aerosol therapy,inspiratory
muscle training/cough techniques,and charting. Utilizes standard precautions and infections disease protocols during patient care and
handles biohazardous materials appropriately. RESP 137 Clinical Applications II
Prerequisite:RESP 134.Provides supervised experience in selected therapeutic modalities.Students will perform lung expansion tech- niques. Additionally students will be exposed to various bronchial therapies and cough techniques. Administration of pharmacological agents using various aerosol devices will be included. Students will participate in the development of respiratory care plans,intra hospi- tal patient transports,and rapid response teams to improve patient care. Students may have observation rotations in critical care areas. Continuing certification in CPR is required.
RESP 218 Clinical Applications in Critical Care 5 Credits Prerequisites: RESP 125 and RESP 137.Provides supervised experi- ence in selected therapeutic modalities.Also includes advanced patient assessment,arterial blood gas analysis,and airway care. Provides supervised experience in adult critical care with mechani- cal ventilation.Allows students to participate in intra-hospital trans- fers along with land/air transports.Students will participate in the development of respiratory care plans to improve patient outcomes within the critical care setting.An introduction to pulmonary func- tion testing is included.Continued Certification in CPR is required.
RESP 219 Clinical Applications in Critical Care I
Prerequisites:RESP 125 and RESP 137.Provides supervised experi- ence in critical care units. Students will review data,assess patients, initiate and modify airway maintenance,perform arterial blood gas procedures/analysis and assist with managing mechanical ventilat- ed patients. Additional exposure includes utilizing disease specific ventilator protocols,infection disease protocols and quality control procedures. Allow students to participate in intra-hospital transfers along with land/air transports. Continued certification in CPR is required.
RESP 220 Clinical Applications in Critical Care II
Prerequisites:RESP 219.Continue to provide supervised experiences in the adult critical care areas. Student will review advanced data, e.g.hemodynamic monitoring,pulmonary mechanics,cardiac moni- toring, etc. Perform,interpret,and document advanced ventilator modifications and monitoring and make appropriate recommenda-
tions for modification of care. Interaction between student and physician is expected.
RESP 221 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics
Prerequisites:RESP 126.Presents in depth approaches to advanced diagnostic procedures. Special emphasis is placed on techniques of
patient evaluation,selection of equipment,performing procedures, cardiopulmonary monitoring during the procedure,interpreting test results and suggesting management of the patient. Also included are advanced techniques of patient assessment through pulmonary function testing and other selected assessment techniques.
RESP 222 Critical Care II
Prerequisites: RESP 125.Presents advanced techniques of mechani- cal ventilation of neonatal,pediatric and adult patients;includes fetal development and assessment;neonatal and pediatric assess- ment, equipment,procedures and therapeutic techniques,intro- duces related aspects of the neonatal intensive care unit environ- ment.Selected neonatal and pediatric diseases will be discussed.
RESP 224 Clinical Medicine II
Prerequisite:RESP 221.Studies etiology,symptomatology,diagnosis, therapeutics,and prognosis of disease conditions related to respira- tory care;focuses on the interrelation of all physiologic systems. Emphasis on treatment protocols;includes preparation for the national board credentialing examinations such as the CRT,RRT and
clinical simulation. RESP 226 Continuing Care
Prerequisite:RESP 125.Provides an overview of respiratory care roles in home care,alternative care sites and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Understand the purpose and function of various respira- tory equipment used in home and alternative care settings. Emphasis is placed on the importance of assessing patients’learning needs and how to effectively educate a patient and/or family mem- ber concerning smoking cessation and health management. Presents an overview of emergency preparedness in relation to dis- aster management to include vaccination protocols. Provide overview of mass casualty incident response.
RESP 229 Emergency Management
Prerequisites:Current CPR AHA Course C or equivalent.Application of various techniques in advanced cardiopulmonary support during life threatening events.At the end of the course,students will be expected to successfully apply knowledge in a mock adult patient care setting.
RESP 237 Clinical Applications of Advanced Critical Care and Specialty Rotations
Prerequisites: RESP 138.Provides additional supervised experience in selected therapeutic modalities.Also includes advanced car- diopulmonary diagnostic techniques,application of invasive and non-invasive monitoring of the cardiopulmonary system,and expe- rience in respiratory care and quality assurance roles.Also includes advanced clinical experience in adult,pediatric and neonatal inten- sive care units.Exposure to home care settings,alternative care sites and pulmonary rehabilitation programs is expected.Students are expected to complete patient care plans,written case studies and all clinical exams.Continuing certification in CPR is required.