RESP Respiratory Therapy

RESP   2110   Medical Terminology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The language of medicine/health care: word construction, definitions, spelling, abbreviations, symbols and information technology systems. Develop ability to comprehend and discuss medical records and professional journals. Develop effective written and oral communication skills.

RESP   3110   Patient Assessment

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A problem solving approach to evaluation and treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. History taking, physical examination, radiographs, ECG, lab tests, spirometry, and blood gas analysis.

RESP   3120   Respiratory Care Equipment

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Theory of operation, application, and evaluation of equipment used in respiratory care. Lab emphasis on selection, trouble shooting, quality control, and asepsis.

Corequisite(s): RESP   3110 and RESP   3120L.

RESP   3120L   Respiratory Care Equip Lab

0 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Corequisite(s): RESP   3110, RESP   3120, RESP   3151C.

RESP   3151C   Clinical Practicum I

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   6 Lab Hours.

Preclinical skills development, orientation to the hospital environment, and introduction to electronic information systems.

Corequisite(s): RESP   3110.

RESP   3210   Clinical Pharmacology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Principles of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics, dynamics, drug interactions, and toxicology emphasizing drug groups used in treatment of cardiopulmonary disease.

RESP   3220   Respiratory Care Fundamentals

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Development and implementation of the care plan; evaluation of patient response to therapy with laboratory experience and extensive use of therapeutic protocols and decision making algorithms.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RESP   3110.

RESP   3220L   Respiratory Care Fund Lab

0 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Corequisite(s): RESP   3220.

RESP   3230   Diagnostic Procedures

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A problem solving approach to evaluation and diagnosis of cardiopulmonary disease with emphasis on procedural protocols, analysis of results, and application to the care plan.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RESP   3110.

RESP   3230L   Diagnostic Procedures Lab

0 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Corequisite(s): RESP   3230.

RESP   3252C   Clinical Practicum Ii

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   18 Lab Hours.

Application of therapeutic protocols, assessment of patient response to therapy and modifications of the care plan based on patient response outside of the critical care environment.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" and prior or concurrent enrollment in RESP   3110.

RESP   3315   Princ Of Mech Ventilation

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Student focus on the operating principles of ventilators used in critical care. Laboratory experience in pneumatic and electronic circuits, setting the control panel, phasing the respiratory cycle, ventilator modes, alarms and troubleshooting will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RESP   3210.

RESP   3315L   Princ Of Mech Ventilation Lab

0 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Corequisite(s): RESP   3315.

RESP   3325   Managing Ventilator Patient

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduces students to indications for vent support, initiating and monitoring the ventilator-dependent patient, recognizing acute respiratory distress and managing adverse response.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RESP   3110.

RESP   3353C   Clinical Practicum Iii

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   18 Lab Hours.

Care of the ventilator-dependent patient in the critical care environment. Patient assessment, airway care, trend monitoring, calibration, and set up of life support systems. CAI used to develop critical thinking skills.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RESP   3110.

RESP   3400   Cardiopulmonary Anat & Phys

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Emphasis on cardiopulmonary disease resulting from the most commonly seen illnesses in the region, microbiologically mediated disease (including agents, etiology, and issues related to bioterror), trauma, and lifestyle issues such as both indoor and outdoor air quality, sleep disordered breathing, and obesity.

RESP   3700   Intro Adv Practice Resp Care

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This transitional course is designed to allow students who are entering the program to learn the essentials of scholarly inquiry as they conduct basic research in respiratory therapy.

RESP   4110   Advanced Ventilatory Support

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Case oriented approach to management of the ventilator dependant patient. Laboratory experience in patient assessment and modification of the care plan based on patient response.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RESP   3400.

Corequisite(s): RESP   4110L.

RESP   4110L   Adv Vent Support Lab

0 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Corequisite(s): RESP   4110.

RESP   4120   Cardiopulmonary Critical Care

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Hemodynamic monitoring, fluid/electrolyte management, cardiovascular pharmacology and ACLS protocols.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RESP   3400.

RESP   4130   Perinatal Care

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Care of the pediatric and neonatal patient in the critical care environment. Laboratory experience in patient assessment, initiation and modification of the care plan based on patient response.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RESP   3400.

RESP   4130L   Perinatal Care Lab

0 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

RESP   4140   Cardiopulmonary Medicine

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A problem-solving approach to the pathophysiology and medical management of cardiopulmonary problems encountered in the hospital setting.

RESP   4154C   Clinical Practicum Iv

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   18 Lab Hours.

Advanced monitoring of the CP and CV system in the adult ICU environment. Home/subacute care rotation will emphasize core of the chronically ill patient. Introduction to the role of the RCP in pediatric/neonatal ICU.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RESP   3400.

RESP   4215   Prof Issues In Resp Care

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A senior capstone course with emphasis on the economics of health care, fundamental principles of management and leadership, applied research and legal issues.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RESP   3400.

RESP   4265C   Clinical Internship

12 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   36 Lab Hours.

A preceptor-based clinical capstone course designed to facilitate independent practice of respiratory care and transition into the workforce. Students must pass a comprehensive, summative clinical evaluation and earn the CRT credential to earn a passing grade. Evenings, nights, and weekend scheduling will be required. Application and interview required.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RESP   3400.

RESP   4700   Preceptorship Cardiopul Care

6 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Curriculum provides professional preceptor training program for degree completion candidates. The course is designed to encourage preceptor practice and encourage graduates to serve as mentors and clinical preceptors at their home facility. Specialized training as preceptor for asthma education or sleep disorders specialty credential is encouraged.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in RESP   3400.