Respiratory Care

RESP 2225

This is an advanced course to the profession of respiratory therapy, which covers the underlying pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary diseases. A systems approach will be utilized that will emphasize abnormal physiological processes which result in the signs and symptoms of each cardiopulmonary disorder. There will be an emphasis in diagnosis, selection and implementation of therapeutic modalities and the role of the respiratory therapist in treatment. This course is open to Respiratory Therapy students only.

Cardiopulmonary Pathologies and Therapeutics
3
CH(s)

RESP 2206

This course is a continuation of RESP 2205 Clinical Theory I Lab. This is complementary to RESP 1105 Clinical Theory. This lab focuses on the practical application of the basic technical skills used in the delivery of care to cardiopulmonary patients. The practice of clinical skills acquired during this laboratory practice will be applied in a full service respiratory care department under the guidance of a clinical instructor. Lecture and 80 hours clinical rotation. This course is open to Respiratory Therapy students only.

Clinical Theory II Lab
2
CH(s)

BIOL 2206

This course teaches techniques of isolation; handling, culturing, identifying bacteria and the inhibition of bacterial growth. Safety, cleanliness, and responsibility are taught in the laboratory. One two- hour lab per week.

Technical Microbiology Lab
1
CH(s)

RESP 2221

This is complementary to RESP 2220 Mechanical Ventilation I. This lab focuses on the practical application of invasive and non-invasive assessment and monitoring of the mechanically ventilated patient and the practice of advanced therapeutic procedures for complex medical conditions.

Mechanical Ventilation II Lab
1
CH

RESP 2205

This is complementary to RESP 1105 Clinical Theory. This lab focuses on the practical application of the basic technical skills used in the delivery of care to cardiopulmonary patients. The practice of clinical skills acquired during this laboratory practice will be applied in a full service respiratory care department under the guidance of a clinical instructor. Lecture and 80 hours clinical rotation. This course is open to Respiratory Therapy students only.

Clinical Theory Lab I
2
CH

RESP 1108

This is complementary to RESP 1107 Mechanical Ventilation I. This lab focus will be on the practical application of setup and operation of representative mechanical ventilators, the effects of positive pressure ventilation, operating modes, airway management and initiation of mechanical ventilation.

Mechanical Ventilation I Lab
1
CH

RESP 2995

The course incorporates discussion of critical questions and contemporary issues in the current health care environment. The goal is to facilitate successful transition from student to graduate respiratory care professional. The student will demonstrate the value of lifelong learning and provide evidence of adequate preparation for assuming the role of respiratory care professional. 

Respiratory Care Capstone
2
CH(s)

RESP 2299

This course will provide an opportunity for students to further their study of principles and concepts in the field and to apply their knowledge in a variety of applications both in the traditional classroom setting and in work/job related experiences. 

Special Topics in Respiratory Care
0-4
CH(s)

RESP 2270

This course will focus on assessment and monitoring techniques used in critical care medicine. The learner will explore advanced cardio-pulmonary monitoring, fluid and electrolyte management, nutritional assessment, and patient outcomes.

Intensive Respiratory Care
3
CH(s)

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