Respiratory Therapy (RSPT)

RSPT 1101

Introduction to Respiratory Care

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:1   LAB HRS:0

This course is an introduction to the field of respiratory care.

Prerequisites: None.

RSPT 1137

Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:1   LAB HRS:0

A comprehensive study of the electrical conduction system of the heart, electrophysiology, and characteristics of the common atrial, junctional, and ventricular dysrhythmias including atrioventricular blocks.

Prerequisite: Completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 1141

Respiratory Home Care/Rehabilitation

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:1   LAB HRS:0

This course is a study of respiratory home care/rehabilitation equipment, procedures, and patient education. It emphasizes treatment of patients in home care and alternate settings.

Prerequisite: RSPT 1267 with a grade of "B" or better and completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 1266

Practicum I

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

Prerequisite: Completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 1267

Practicum II

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

Prerequisite: RSPT 1266 with a grade of "B" or better and completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 1325

Respiratory Care Sciences

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2

Physics, mathematics, and chemistry as related to respiratory care.

Prerequisite: Completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 1329

Respiratory Care Fundamentals I

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:3

This course is an introduction to respiratory care fundamentals and provides a foundation for the development of knowledge and skills for respiratory care including history, medical terms/symbols, medical/legal, infection control, vital signs, physical assessment, chest x-ray interpretation, medical gas therapy, oxygen analyzers, and humidity/aerosol therapy.

Prerequisite: Completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 1331

Respiratory Care Fundamentals II

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:3

This course provides a foundation for the continued development of knowledge and skills for respiratory care including lung expansion therapy, bronchial hygiene therapy, postural drainage and percussion, artificial airways, manual resuscitation devices, suctioning, pulse oximetry, bedside spirometry, arterial sampling techniques and blood gas analysis and interpretation.

Prerequisite: Completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 2139

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:3

A comprehensive course designed to develop the cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for resuscitation of the adult. Includes strategies for managing and stabilizing the cardiopulmonary arrested patient. May include certification.

Prerequisite: RSPT 1267 with a grade of "B" or better and completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 2210

Cardiopulmonary Disease

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:0

A discussion of etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, diagnosis, history, prognosis, manifestations, treatment, and detection of cardiopulmonary diseases.

Prerequisite: Completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 2217

Respiratory Care Pharmacology

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:1

A study of pharmacological principles/practices of drugs which affect the cardiopulmonary systems. Emphasis on classification, route of administration, dosages/calculations, and physiological interactions. Prerequisite:

Prerequisite: Completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 2231

Simulations in Respiratory Care

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:1   LAB HRS:4

Theory and history of clinical simulation examinations. Includes construction types, scoring, and mechanics of taking the computerized simulation examination.

Prerequisite: Completion of all previous Respiratory Therapy courses with a minimum grade of "C" and completion of RSPT 2266 with a grade of "B" or better.

RSPT 2266

Practicum III

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

Prerequisite: RSPT 1267 with a grade of "B" or better and completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 2267

Practicum IV

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

Prerequisite: RSPT 2266 with a grade of "B" or better and completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 2305

Pulmonary Diagnostics

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2

The theories and techniques involved in pulmonary function testing diagnostics with emphasis on blood gas theory and analysis, quality control, oximetry, and capnography.

Prerequisite: Completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 2314

Mechanical Ventilation

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4

In-depth coverage and application of therapeutic procedures to achieve adequate, spontaneous, and artificial ventilation. Includes the study of mechanical ventilation with emphasis on ventilator classification, methods, principles, and operational characteristics. Includes indications, complications, and physiologic effects/principles of mechanical ventilation.

Prerequisite: RSPT 1267 with a grade of "B" or better and completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 2319

Mechanical Ventilation for the Neonatal/Pediatric Patient

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4

In-depth coverage and application of therapeutic procedures to achieve adequate spontaneous and artificial mechanical ventilation of the neonatal and pediatric patient. Includes indications, complications, and physiological effects of ventilatory support.

Prerequisite: RSPT 2266 with a grade of "B" or better and completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".

RSPT 2353

Neonatal/Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Care

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4

A study of cardiopulmonary care covering advanced concepts of acute care, monitoring, and management as applied to the neonatal and pediatric patient.

Prerequisite: RSPT 1267 with a grade of "B" or better and completion of all previous semester courses with a minimum grade of "C".