RESP 303 - Introduction to Respiratory Care Procedures (5).
An introductory course that covers the fundamental theory, procedures, and equipment used in respiratory therapy. Lecture and laboratory sessions emphasize patient application of equipment and non-continuous ventilatory procedures. This course introduces the topics of oxygen therapy, bedside pulmonary function testing, bronchopulmonary hygiene techniques, IPPB therapy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, airway care, and disinfection of equipment. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in RESP 318 and RESP 325.
A course consisting of lecture and group discussion designed to introduce the student to pulmonary pathology. Special emphasis is placed on the etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of pulmonary diseases. This course includes such topics as signs and symptoms of lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, pleural and mycotic diseases. Prerequisite/Corequisite: RESP 303, RESP 325, RESP 330, or permission of instructor.
This course complements RESP 318. The pharmacological action of autonomic drugs, neurokinins, cardiovascular agents, anti-infective chemotherapeutics, and central nervous system depressants as well as drug dosage calculations are discussed. Corequisite: RESP 303 and RESP 318.
This course serves to introduce the beginning respiratory therapy student to the clinical environment. The student spends eight hours per week participating in either a clinically-oriented workshop or observing the application of respiratory therapy theory in the clinical setting. Prerequisite/Corequisite RESP 303 and RESP 319.
Designed to introduce the student to the basics of physiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. This course contains such topics as regulation of respiration and pH homeostasis, ventilation and perfusion relationships, and hemodynamics of the cardiovascular system.
Continuous Mechanical Ventilation (4 credit hours). This course covers classification of mechanical ventilators and their application to the patient. Lecture and laboratory sessions stress knowledge of the operation of adult, pediatric, and neonatal mechanical ventilators and the indications, complications, and application of the various modes of mechanical ventilation to the patient. Prerequisite: RESP 303, RESP 318, and RESP 330.
This course provides the intermediate respiratory therapy student with opportunities to practice basic respiratory therapy procedures. The student will spend a minimum of 24 hours per week in the clinical setting with emphasis placed on performance of respiratory therapy procedures and application of equipment. This course emphasizes such topics as oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, incentive spirometry, patient assessment, and IPPB therapy. The student will assume limited patient care responsibilities. Prerequisites: RESP 303, RESP 318, RESP 325, and RESP 330.
This course provides the respiratory therapy student with an introduction to the critical care setting. The student will begin to apply the procedures and equipment most often utilized in the intensive care areas. The student will spend a minimum of twenty-four hours per week in the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on continuous mechanical ventilation, artificial airways, airway care, and bedside pulmonary function testing. The student will assume limited patient care responsibilities in the critical care areas. Prerequisite: RESP 340, RESP 350 and RESP 380.
This course provides the advanced respiratory therapy student with opportunities to refine procedural and evaluative skills in the critical care areas. The student will spend a minimum of twenty-four hours per week in the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed upon the student's ability to evaluate the patient's clinical situation and recommend appropriate therapy modalities to the clinical supervisor. During this course the student will assume wider-ranging patient care responsibilities. Prerequisite: RESP 355.
Designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of cardiac arrhythmias, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, and hemodynamic monitoring. Adult and pediatric pathologic conditions commonly seen in the critically ill patient will be covered with emphasis on those causing cardiopulmonary dysfunction. Prerequisite: RESP 330 or permission of the instructor.
Lecture and laboratory introducing the student to basic pulmonary function procedures. This course allows the student to practice pulmonary function tests and interpret the results. Lecture and laboratory topics include the measurement of lung volumes and capacities, body plethysmography, blood gas analysis, and flow volume loops. Prerequisite: RESP 318, RESP 325, and RESP 330.
This course is designed to allow students the opportunity to improve and perfect skills acquired in the junior year clinical courses. Emphasis will be given to refining the student's abilities to assess patient status and administer appropriate therapy modalities. This course may also be used to assess respiratory therapy knowledge and skills of students transferring from other programs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
This course focus is on the advanced medical and respiratory care of the critically ill adult patient. Emphasis is placed on cardiopulmonary assessment and treatment of trauma, post-surgical, cardiac and renal patients. Students enrolled in this course will concurrently receive instruction in advance cardiac life-support. Prerequisite: Senior year standing or permission of instructor.
This course is designed to provide the student with an introductory knowledge of fetal and newborn cardiorespiratory anatomy, physiology, development, pathophysiology and care. Prerequisite: Senior year standing or permission of instructor.
This course focuses on the interdisciplinary approach to the rehabilitation of the adult pulmonary patient. Emphasis will be placed upon the multidisciplinary assessments, treatments and therapeutic techniques that the pulmonary rehabilitation team provides. The course, in conjunction with a specialty practicum, is designed to prepare the respiratory therapist for practice in a rehabilitation speciality. Prerequisite: Senior year standing or permission of instructor.
This course will provide a forum for discussion of practicum experiences, topical issues and new trends in respiratory therapy. The format will be that of interactive discussions between students, faculty and guest speakers. Biomedical ethics will be a primary focus. Prerequisite: Senior year standing or permission of instructor.
This course affords the senior respiratory care student with the opportunity to practice advanced evaluative and procedural skills in the intensive care setting. Emphasis is placed on quantitative assessment techniques, refinement of monitoring procedures, and interpretation of data.
Prerequisite: RESP 375 or equivalent.
RESP 435 Principles of Management and Education (3).
An introduction to basic principles of management and education and their application to the current health care environment. Course content in the management segment includes management theory, scope of management, quality issues, budgeting, personnel issues, evaluation and application of management concept. The education segment includes information on designing a lecture or course for the classroom, as an in-service or in a continuing education program. It focuses on assessing educational needs, organizing instruction, instructional methods and evaluation. Prerequisite: Senior year standing or permission of instructor.
This course is designed to allow the student to participate in an experiential learning situation. The student will develop and practice supervisory and middle management skills with the administrative structure of the respiratory therapy service. In addition to managerial responsibilities, students enrolled will be required to participate in a two-hour per week seminar. This seminar is designed to allow students in all the senior year specialty practicums to meet together to discuss current topics in respiratory care. Prerequisite: RESP 435.
The course is designed to allow the student to develop skills in educational administration, instructional design, implementation and evaluation. Students will have the opportunity to utilize all instructional resources available to the faculty. Practical classroom teaching experience will be provided to refine and develop instructional skills. In addition to teaching and developmental responsibilities, students enrolled will be required to participate in a two hour per week seminar. This seminar is designed to allow students in all the senior year specialty practicums to meet together to discuss current topics in respiratory care. Prerequisite: RESP 435 and permission of the instructor.
This course is designed to allow the student to participate in an experiential learning situation to refine clinical skills in one of the following specialty areas: neonatal respiratory care, critical care, pulmonary rehabilitation, and cardiopulmonary diagnostics. In addition to clinical responsibilities, students enrolled will be required to participate in a two-hour-per-week seminar. This seminar is designed to allow students in all of the senior year specialty practicums to meet together to discuss current topics in respiratory care. Prerequisite: RESP 400, RESP 401 and RESP 402.
RESP 490 Special Studies or Projects in Respiratory Care (1-9).
This course involves individual study, research or projects in the field of respiratory care under instructor guidance. Written reports and periodic conferences are required. Content and unit credit will be determined by student-instructor conference an/or departmental conferences. This course may be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Prerequisite: Admission to the respiratory care program and consent of instructor.
The course provides the student with the opportunity to gain experience in application of the scientific method. Emphasis will be on literary inquiries, statistical analysis, research design and the preparation of material for publication. The student will develop an independent project on thesis proposal with the aid of a faculty advisor, and prepare and submit a final report prior to graduation. Prerequisite: Senior year standing. A course in statistics and permission of instructor.