This course provides exploration into the field of respiratory care for students who are seeking a career in the profession. It emphasizes the role of the respiratory care practitioner in dealing with the legal and psychological aspects of patient care. It acquaints students with the medical terminology associated with the field of respiratory care. Other topics include employment opportunities, communication skills, and professional medical ethics.
This course includes information about the manufacture, transport, and storage of medical gases. It introduces oxygen therapy techniques. Students learn the application of the following therapy modalities: aerosol and humidity therapy, incentive spriometry, resuscitation devices, and medical asepsis.
This course is a study of advanced cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology. It emphasizes airway structures, the mechanics of ventilation, blood gas transport, and acid-base balance.
This course is a study of general medical-surgical respiratory care procedures. Topics include patient physical assessment, bedside pulmonary mechanics, basic respiratory pharmacology, airway management, chest physiotherapy, and arterial blood gas analysis.
This course emphasizes obstructive lung diseases and includes common therapeutic modalities used in their treatment, laboratory values, patient assessment techniques, disease prevention, and disease management. It includes discussions of current medical literature, physician lectures, and case presentations.
This course develops skills in ventilatory management. It emphasizes IPPB therapy, assessment of respiratory failure, continuous mechanical ventilation techniques, physiologic aspects of mechanical ventilation, and invasive and non-invasive monitoring techniques.
This course allows students to build upon experiences in both the clinic and the classroom setting. Using critical-thinking skills, students recognize the clinical signs and symptoms and treatment strategies for cystic fibrosis, pulmonary edema, neoplastic lung disease, AIDS, pulmonary abscesses, and pneumonia. The course introduces and refers to principles of chest radiography throughout the discussion of the above disorders.
This course emphasizes respiratory care pharmacology. It includes general principles and administration, drug dosages and calculations, interactions, and pharmacologic action and effect, as well as contraindications and side effects.
Students work 16.5 hours per week in clinical practice in affiliated hospitals and healthcare agencies. Along with an orientation to clinical policies and facilities, the course emphasizes the basics of oxygen therapy, patient assessment techniques, sustained maximum inspiration, medical aerosol and metered dose inhaler therapy, and medical asepsis.
Students work 16.5 hours per week in clinical practice in affiliated hospitals and healthcare agencies. The course emphasizes chest physiotherapy and postural drainage, airway management, arterial blood gas analysis, bedside monitoring techniques, hyperinflation techniques, aerosol and humidity therapy, and recall of skills from RESP 1991.
Students work 16.5 hours per week in clinical practice in affiliated hospitals and healthcare agencies. The course includes introducing students to the adult critical care setting with emphasis on ventilator and airway management and recall of skills learned in RESP 1991 and RESP 1992. It includes an observational surgery.
This course covers advanced cardiopulmonary physiology and its application to the management of the patient in cardio-respiratory failure. It provides instructional opportunities and laboratory experiences in pulmonary function testing and pulmonary home healthcare.
This course assists students in integrating critical thinking and reasoning into the pulmonary management of the acutely ill adult client. It includes physician lectures, discussion of medical literature, and case study presentations on topics related to adult critical care.
This course provides students with instructional experiences in basic interpretation of cardiac rhythms, the interpretation of hemodynamic measurements used in patient assessment, and the components of a pulmonary rehabilitation program.
This course assists students in integrating advanced-level cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing into the care plan of the adult patient. It includes physician lectures, discussions directed from current medical literature, and case study presentations on topics requiring the use of both recall and critical-reasoning skills in a clinical setting.
This course includes the study of cardiopulmonary physiology from fetal through adolescent life. Topics include respiratory support, monitoring techniques, and specific disease entities.
This course assists students in the integration of the theoretical knowledge and the actual clinical care of the acutely ill newborn or child. It includes physician lectures, discussion of current medical literature, and case study presentations directed at critical decision-making and procedural tactics used in the clinical setting.
This course introduces students to the concepts of healthcare research and preparation of continuing education programs for healthcare professionals. It provides opportunities for practical experience in group facilitation and group presentations.
Students work 16.5 hours per week in clinical practice in affiliated hospitals and healthcare agencies. The course emphasizes the adult critical care unit and ventilator theory and patient management in both the acute care and sub-acute care facility, airway care, hemodynamic monitoring, performance of 12-lead electrocardiography tracings, chest x-ray interpretation, and diagnostic pulmonary function testing. The course requires recall of skills from RESP 1991, RESP 1992, and RESP 1993.
Students work 16.5 hours per week in clinical practice in affiliated hospitals and healthcare agencies. The course is the capstone clinical practicum for the program. Topics include experiences in sleep lab studies, pulmonary rehabilitation, pediatric and neonatal respiratory care, and home healthcare. The course requires recall of skills from RESP 1991, RESP 1992, RESP 1993, and RESP 2941.