Respiratory Course Listing

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This course introduces students to the study of pharmacological principles related to the treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. The course includes a study of the anatomy and basic function of the central and peripheral nervous systems, principles of drug action, the basic methods of drug administration, standard drug calculations, and the effects of drugs on specific body systems. Inhaled bronco-active aerosols and other agents commonly administered in the care of the cardiopulmonary patient are discussed. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is composed of a laboratory experience designed for the beginning respiratory care student. The course presents skills to perform basic respiratory care in preparation for the first clinical rotation. Students will be introduced to skills, including hand washing and isolation procedures, patient assessment, vitals, breath sounds, patient positioning, oxygen therapy devices, aerosol therapy devices, different oxygen supply systems, airway care and maintenance, and noninvasive ventilation. Students will be expected to be proficient in all skills prior to completion of the course. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is comprised of didactic material designed for the beginning respiratory care student. An introduction to respiratory care, the history of the profession, basic principles of patient safety, recordkeeping (including medical terms and abbreviations), ethical and legal implications of health care, patient education, physical principles of respiratory care, principles of infection control, pulmonary rehabilitation, patient assessment, and analysis and HIV/blood-borne pathogens are topics discussed in this course. A review of microbiology, physics, and chemistry for respiratory care will also be covered in this course. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is a lecture introducing mechanical ventilation and the equipment used in the continuous and intermittent ventilation of patients. Course content includes indications, contraindications, modes of ventilation, and hazards of continuous ventilation with significance given to ventilator management and monitoring techniques. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This laboratory course will introduce skills needed for students to enter the intensive care unit. The focus will be on mechanical ventilation which will include the set up and use of mechanical ventilators, patient assessment of the ventilated patient, monitoring of mechanical ventilation, and liberation of mechanical ventilation. Students will work in skills stations and be introduced to clinical simulations. In addition, students will learn the basics of reading chest x-rays and drawing blood from arterial lines. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
A course composed of didactic material for the beginning respiratory care student. The course presents basic principles and essential skills necessary to perform basic respiratory care in preparation for the first clinical rotation. Topics include oxygen therapy, storage and delivery of medical gases, indications and hazards of medical gas therapy, humidity and bland aerosol therapy, airway management, bronchial hygiene therapy, non-invasive ventilation, arterial blood gas puncture, and lung expansion therapy. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course allows respiratory therapy students to investigate the nature and cause of cardiopulmonary diseases which involve changes in structure and function. The etiology, clinical manifestation, pathogenesis, laboratory data and treatment for major chronic and acute cardiopulmonary disease entities will be presented. Students must complete this course with a grade of 11C11 or higher.
This is a lecture course designed to present invasive and non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic evaluation of patients. Cardiopulmonary assessment is presented utilizing pulmonary function, chest roentgenography, cardiac monitoring, hemodynamic monitoring and general laboratory tests. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This laboratory course will introduce new and review critical care skills students will need for the intensive care unit. Students will learn how to set up arterial lines, maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot the line, how to read hemodynamic values via a Swan Ganz catheter, conduct pulmonary function measurements, set up a 12 lead ECG and analyze rhythms, and advance chest x-ray interpretations. Students will also conduct patient simulations in the lab setting. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course continues to introduce students to the study of pharmacological principles related to the treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. The course includes a study of the anatomy and basic function of the central and peripheral nervous systems, principles of drug action, the basic methods of drug administration, standard drug calculations, and the effects of drugs on specific body systems. Inhaled bronco-active aerosols and other agents commonly employed in the care of the cardiopulmonary patient are discussed in conjunction with more advanced principles and therapies pertaining to acute and critical care settings. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course covers the anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system. Topics include physiological functions, including acid base relationship, gas perfusion, functions of ventilator control, ventilation perfusion analysis, cardiopulmonary and renal hemodynamics and blood gas interpretation analysis. Students must complete this course with a grade of 11C11 or higher.
This course provides supervised clinical experiences which emphasize fundamental respiratory therapy procedures. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course covers the integration of clinical practice and knowledge for the advanced student. Students receive clinical experience in adult intensive care units with an emphasis on mechanic ventilator management. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This is a lecture/laboratory course designed to present advanced cardiopulmonary assessment. Diagnostic and monitoring techniques will be emphasized. Cardiopulmonary hemodynamics, advanced pulmonary function studies, modes of ventilation and new innovations will be stressed. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This laboratory course will introduce students to advanced skills including advanced cardiac life support, advanced modes of mechanical ventilation, and alternate airway management techniques. Students will participate in patient simulations where advance care and skills will be needed. Students will properly diagnose and treat patients in a simulated environment. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course deals with the history of pharmacology, regulatory agencies and laws concerning the use of medications. Drug actions, absorption, distribution and use in the human body are discussed. The course places emphasis on respiratory drugs, cardiac drugs and related drugs that the therapist is exposed to in the hospital. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
Respiratory care of the neonate and pediatric patient is presented with special emphasis on physiology, pulmonary complications and related general and intensive care procedures. Also included is neonatal transportation and assessment of the sick newborn and child. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This lab course will coincide with the curriculum taught in RET 2714 Pediatric Respiratory Care. Students will learn how to assess the neonatal and pediatric population. Provide oxygen therapy and resuscitation when needed. Students will also learn how to intubate and mechanical ventilate thesepatients and participate in patient simulations in the lab setting. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
The student will receive supervised clinical experience emphasizing advanced modes of mechanical ventilation, patient transport and advanced hemodynamic monitoring. During this clinical rotation, students will also rotate through the neonatal and pediatric critical care units. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
The clinical rotation will be in specialty areas of adult, pediatric and neonatal medicine. Clinical skills will focus on adult and pediatric ventilator management, weaning, extubation and hemodynamic assessment. Conferences will be used to assess learning objectives and present cases. During the semester, students will be given the opportunity to become certified in ACLS. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course topics of current interest related to respiratory therapy are presented in group instruction.
In this course, topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.

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