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Respiratory Care (RESP)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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RESP 1110 Introduction to Respiratory Care (SU)

3 credits
This course introduces students to the role and responsibilities of the respiratory therapist. Fundamental concepts including effective communication skills, legal and ethical principles, infection control and health care informatics will be presented. Emphasis will be placed physical examination techniques. Student must be accepted into the Respiratory Care program.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 1148       Lab fee: $66.00

RESP 1220 Cardiopulmonary A & P (A)

3 credits
This course provides an integrated approach to the anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system. Basic pathological concepts related to the pulmonary system will be introduced. Normal and abnormal function will be compared.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: RESP 1110
Corequisites: RESP 1230, RESP 1370, RESP 1861

RESP 1230 Respiratory Pharmacology (A)

2 credits
This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of therapeutic drug administration. Classification of drugs included are bronchodilators, anti-inflammatory agents, anti-asthma agents, mucus controlling agents, surfactants, antimicrobial agents, and other drugs used in the treatment of cardiopulmonary patients. Special emphasis will be directed to safety issues and the application to respiratory care practice.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: RESP 1110
Corequisites: RESP 1220, RESP 1370, RESP 1861
Lab fee: $55.00

RESP 1240 Patient Assessment I (SP)

2 credits
This course focuses on the role of the respiratory therapist in patient assessment. Topics included are arterial blood gases, pulmonary functions, clinical laboratory studies, imaging studies, electrocardiography and sleep studies.
Lecture: 1 hour – Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisite: RESP 1220
Corequisites: RESP 1862, RESP 1350, RESP 1360

RESP 1350 Respiratory Pathophysiology I (SP)

2 credits
This course is focused on the etiology, pathophysiology, treatment, and prognosis of chronic and infectious diseases affecting the respiratory and cardiopulmonary systems.
Lecture: 1 hour – Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisite: RESP 1220
Corequisites: RESP 1240, RESP 1360, RESP 1862

RESP 1360 Therapeutic Procedures I (SP)

3 credits
This course is focused on the basic therapeutic and diagnostic procedures performed by the respiratory therapist. Topics included are medical gas therapy, lung expansion therapy and basic airway care. Special emphasis will be placed on the indications, contraindications, techniques and effectiveness of each. The student will practice procedures in a simulated patient care environment.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: RESP 1220
Corequisites: RESP 1240, RESP 1862, RESP 1350
Lab fee: $54.00

RESP 1370 Respiratory Equipment I (A)

1 credit
This course provides a study of the principles of operation of respiratory care equipment used in basic therapeutic procedures such as medical gas therapy, humidity and aerosol therapy, lung expansion therapy, airway management and bronchial hygiene. Emphasis will be placed on assembly, troubleshooting, infection control and quality control.
Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: RESP 1110
Corequisites: RESP 1220, RESP 1230, RESP 1861
Lab fee: $25.00

RESP 1861 Introduction to the Clinical Experience (AU)

1 credit
This course is focused on introducing the student to the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on patient safety and patient confidentiality.
Directed Practice: 5 hours
Prerequisite: RESP 1110
Corequisites: RESP 1220, RESP 1230, RESP 1370
Lab fee: $25.00

RESP 1862 Clinical Practice I (SP)

2 credits
This course is focused on conducting general therapeutic respiratory care procedures in the acute care setting.
Directed Practice: 10 hours
Prerequisite: RESP 1861
Corequisites: RESP 1350, RESP 1360, RESP 1240
Lab fee: $25.00

RESP 2442 Patient Assessment II (SU)

2 credits
This course focuses on the role of the respiratory therapist in advanced patient assessment. Topics included are flexible fiber-optic bronchoscopy, cardiac output, hemodynamics, nutritional assessment and neurologic assessment.
Lecture: 1 hour – Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisite: RESP 1240
Corequisites: RESP 2452, RESP 2870, RESP 2462, RESP 2472

RESP 2452 Respiratory Pathophys II (SU)

2 credits
This course is focused on the etiology, pathophysiology, treatment, and prognosis of acute disease processes affecting the respiratory and cardiopulmonary systems seen in critically ill patients.
Lecture: 1 hour – Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisite: RESP 1350
Corequisites: RESP 2442, RESP 2870, RESP 2462, RESP 2472

RESP 2462 Therapeutic Procedures II (SU)

3 credits
This course is focused on advanced therapeutic procedures performed by the respiratory therapist. Topics include advanced airway care and bronchial hygiene therapy. The student will also perform arterial blood gas sampling. Special emphasis will be placed on the indications, contraindications, techniques and effectiveness of each. An introduction to pediatric and neonatal care will be provided. The student will practice procedures in a simulated patient care environment.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: RESP 1360
Corequisites: RESP 2442, RESP 2452, RESP 2870, RESP 2472
Lab fee: $77.00

RESP 2472 Respiratory Equipment II (SU)

1 credits
This course provides a study of the theory and principles of operation of mechanical ventilators used in the treatment of neonatal, pediatric and adult patients. Emphasis will be placed on manipulation, troubleshooting, infection control and quality control.
Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: RESP 1370
Corequisites: RESP 2442, RESP 2452, RESP 2870, RESP 2462
Lab fee: $67.00

RESP 2530 Therapeutic Procedures III (A)

3 credits
This course is focused on the respiratory management of the critically ill patient. Emphasis will be placed on the initiation and maintenance of mechanical ventilation of the adult and neonate. The student will practice in a simulated patient care environment.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: RESP 2462
Corequisite: RESP 2890        Lab fee: $10.00

RESP 2850 RESP: Seminar (A)

1 credits
This capstone course presents issues relating to the practice of respiratory care for the graduating practitioner including licensure and credentialing, membership in professional organizations and bachelor ’s degree completion opportunities.
Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisite: RESP 2890
Corequisite: RESP 2950       Lab fee: $110.00

RESP 2870 Clinical Practice II (SU)

2 credits
This course is focused on conducting respiratory care procedures in the acute and long-term, acute care settings. Experience with the pediatric and neonatal patient will be provided.
Directed Practice: 10 hours
Prerequisite: RESP 1860
Corequisites: RESP 2442, RESP 2452, RESP 2462, RESP 2472
Lab fee: $37.50

RESP 2890 Clinical Practice III (A)

2 credits
This course is focused on conducting respiratory care procedures in the critical care settings. Experience with the pediatric and neonatal patient will be provided with an emphasis on caring for the critically ill adult. Directed Practice: 10 hours
Prerequisite: RESP 2870
Corequisite: RESP 2530       Lab fee: $25.00

RESP 2950 Clinical Practicum (A)

2 credits
This course provides the student the opportunity to apply previously learned skills. Most time will be spent in the critical care setting. The student will have the opportunity to select specialty rotations in their area of interest. The students will complete the Advanced Cardiac Life Support provider course.
Practicum: 14 hours
Prerequisite: RESP 2890
Corequisite: RESP 2850        Lab fee: $25.00