This is a course and laboratory experience designed for the beginning respiratory care student. An introduction and working knowledge of the state-of the-art, 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, arterial blood gas puncture and analysis and HIV/blood-borne pathogens. Lab fee required.
This course is a lecture and laboratory experience introducing mechanical function of equipment used in the continuous and intermittent ventilation of patients. Course content includes indications, contraindications and hazards of continuous ventilation with significance given to ventilator management and monitoring techniques. Hands-on laboratory experiences are designed to prepare students for actual clinical situations. Lab fee required.
A course and laboratory experience designed 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 storage and delivery of medical gases, indications and hazards of medical gas therapy, humidity and bland aerosol therapy, airway management, bronchial hygiene therapy, airway pharmacology, aerosol drug therapy, arterial blood gas analysis, non-invasive ventilation and lung expansion therapy. Lab fee required.
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. Lab fee required.
This is a lecture-laboratory course designed to present invasive and non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic evaluation of patients. Cardiopulmonary assessment is presented utilizing pulmonary function, chest roentgenography, hemodynamic monitoring and general laboratory tests. Lab fee required.
This course covers physiological functions, including acid base relationships, gas perfusion, functions of ventilatory control, ventilation perfusion analysis, cardiopulmonary and renal hemodynamics and blood gas analysis. Laboratory exercises consistent with didactic material are incorporated into the course. Lab fee required.
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.
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.
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.
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. Lab fee required.
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.
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 and NRP. Lab fee required.