RESP Respiratory Therapy

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   3140   Fundamentals of Respiratory Care I

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

An integrated approach to principles and applications of cardiopulmonary physiology, physical assessment, and basic respiratory care equipment and techniques.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   3141   Fundamentals of Respiratory Care I Lab

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

This course is a companion lab for RESP   3140, providing students an integrated approach to patient assessment, basic respiratory care equipment, and patient care.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   3150   Respiratory Care Pharmacology

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

This course covers pharmacology principles, including pharmacokinetics, dynamics, drug interactions, toxicology, and an emphasis on drug groups used in treating obstructive pulmonary diseases and basic restrictive pulmonary diseases.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Respiratory Therapy Program.

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   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   3240   Fundamentals of Respiratory Care II

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

This course is a continuation of Fundamentals of Respiratory Care I, an integrative approach to the study and application of concepts in cardiopulmonary physiology, advanced physical assessment, and advanced respiratory care equipment technology.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   3241   Fundamentals of Respiratory Care II Lab

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

The companion lab for RESP   3240, providing students an integrated approach to advanced patient assessment, respiratory care equipment, and patient care.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   3250   Diagnostics in Respiratory Care

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

This course addresses operation principles and the application of diagnostic procedures used, interpreted, and/or performed by the respiratory care practitioner.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

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   3260   Cardiopulmonary Disease I

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

This course covers the pathophysiological mechanism, clinical presentation, and management of common cardiopulmonary diseases, emphasizing the respiratory care professional's role.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

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   3330   Mechanical Ventilation I

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

This course is a study of intensive respiratory care ventilator-patient management. The course emphasizes ventilator function, waveform analysis, and advanced patient assessment.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   3331   Mechanical Ventilation I Lab

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The companion lab for RESP   3330 course is a study of intensive respiratory care ventilator-patient management. Lab emphasizes ventilator function, waveform analysis, and patient assessment.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   3340   Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care I

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   1 Lab Hour.

This course is an integrated approach to principles and applications of basic cardiopulmonary physiology, physical assessment, equipment, and techniques used in the neonatal and pediatric population.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Respiratory Therapy Program.

RESP   3350   Cardiopulmonary Advanced Care I

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

Students will explore advanced respiratory care procedures and patient assessment techniques, emphasizing cardiopulmonary anatomy, and physiology.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Respiratory Therapy Program.

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   3601   Respiratory Care Seminar I

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

An introduction to the process of basic cardiopulmonary problem-based learning using small groups and simulations. Communication, critical thinking, and peer teaching skills are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   3602   Respiratory Care Seminar II

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

Further development of cardiopulmonary problem-based learning using small groups and simulations. Professional communication, critical thinking, and peer teaching skills are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   3701   Clinical Practicum I

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

Students perform respiratory care procedures in acute care areas and alternate sites, emphasizing patient assessment, and basic care techniques.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   3702   Clinical Practicum II

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

Students perform respiratory care procedures in acute care areas or alternate sites, emphasizing advanced patient care techniques.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

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   4150   Cardiopulmonary Disease II

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

This course covers the identification and treatment of problems associated with diseases seen in the critical care setting. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based treatment methodologies and the role of the respiratory care practitioner in the critical care setting.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

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   4170   Mechanical Ventilation II

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

A study of intensive respiratory care advanced ventilator-patient management. The course emphasizes advanced ventilator function and patient assessment.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   4171   Mechanical Ventilation II Lab

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course is the lab companion to RESP   4170. A study of intensive respiratory care advanced ventilator-patient management. The course emphasizes advanced ventilator function and patient assessment.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

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   4340   Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care II

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course is an integrated approach to principles and applications of advanced cardiopulmonary physiology, physical assessment, equipment, and techniques used in the neonatal and pediatric population.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   4350   Cardiopulmonary Advanced Care II

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

Students will explore advanced respiratory care procedures and patient assessment techniques, emphasizing cardiopulmonary anatomy, and physiology.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   4590   Preceptorship Cardiopulmonary Care

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

The curriculum provides a professional preceptor training program for degree completion candidates. The course covers inter-rater reliability, inclusion, diversity, and best practices in precepting students or peers.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   4601   Respiratory Care Seminar III

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

The course includes advanced cardiopulmonary problem-based learning using small groups and simulations. Communication, critical thinking, and peer teaching skills are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   4603   Respiratory Care Professionalism

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

This course will provide an overview of basic ethical principles with an emphasis on the respiratory therapist's role. The course will address professional issues in respiratory therapy and prepare the student for transitioning to the workforce.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   4690   Advanced Respiratory Care Capstone

3,6 Credit Hours.   3,6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A variable credit capstone course is required for all BS-RESP-LAD students. Original research or project over one or more of the following areas in the respiratory care field: management, education, research, and advanced clinical practice (which may include an area of clinical specialization).

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   4701   Clinical Practicum III

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

Students perform respiratory care procedures in acute care areas and alternate sites, emphasizing patient assessment, and advanced care techniques.

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.

RESP   4702   Clinical Internship

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

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

Prerequisite(s): Admission in the Respiratory Therapy program.