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Respiratory Care (RESP)

  • RESP 1101 
    Basic Respiratory Care

    3 credit hours

    Students will be introduced to the initiation and maintenance of common respiratory care procedures and equipment to include oxygen and aerosol administration, arterial blood gas procedure, pharmacological administration, lung expansion and airway clearance techniques. Prerequisite: Admission to the respiratory care program; concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 1105, 1120, and 1121; or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • RESP 1102 
    Intermediate Respiratory Care

    3 credit hours

    Students will continue to build upon skills learned in the prior semester with emphasis on cardiac and pulmonary pathology, positive pressure breathing, airway care, and introductory mechanical ventilation. Prerequisite: Respiratory Care 1101, Respiratory Care 1105, Respiratory Care 1120, and Respiratory Care 1121, all with a grade of C or better, or equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 1111; or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • RESP 1103 
    Advanced Respiratory Care

    3 credit hours

    Students will be introduced to application and management of life-support systems in the emergency and intensive care units. Topics include initiation, management and liberation of adult volume and pressure ventilation. Prerequisite: Respiratory Care 1102 and Respiratory Care 1111, both with a grade of C or better, or equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 1113; or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • RESP 1105 
    Respiratory Assessment and Procedures

    4 credit hours

    Students will be introduced to respiratory care patient assessment. Topics include gathering and evaluating patient history and clinical information as well as recommendations for respiratory care plans. Other topics include universal precautions, equipment safety for gas cylinders and metering devices, workplace laws, patient charting and communication, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and concepts in transcultural patient care. Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Care Program; and concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 1101, 1120, and 1121; or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • RESP 1111 
    Clinical Practice I

    2 credit hours

    Students will be introduced to the clinical practice of skills learned in the prior semester through assignments at clinical facilities. The application, quality, and independence of skills in addition to professional communication will be evaluated. Prerequisite: Respiratory Care 1101, Respiratory Care 1105, Respiratory Care 1120, and Respiratory Care 1121, all with a grade of C or better; and concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 1102; or consent of instructor. (16 clinical hours)

  • RESP 1113 
    Respiratory Care Clinical Practice

    1 credit hour

    Students are introduced to the clinical practice of intensive care procedures within surgical, cardiac, and respiratory intensive care units as well as the emergency department. Students will apply knowledge of ventilator initiation, adjustments, and liberation through assignments at clinical facilities. The application, quality, and independence of skills and as well as professional communication will be evaluated. Prerequisite: Respiratory Care 1102 and Respiratory Care 1111, both with a grade of C or better; and concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 1103; or consent of instructor. (10 clinical hours)

  • RESP 1120 
    Appld Cardiopulmonary Anat & Physiology

    4 credit hours

    Students will be introduced to cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology as related to respiratory care procedures and clinical practice. Major emphasis is placed on the pulmonary and circulatory systems, ventilation and perfusion, central nervous system control, pulmonary function, and hemodynamic measurements. Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Care Program; and concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 1101, 1105, and 1121; or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • RESP 1121 
    Science for Respiratory Care

    5 credit hours

    Students will be introduced to science concepts related to respiratory care procedures. Scientific concepts will include metabolic and respiratory acid-base balance, respiratory and cardiac formulas, blood gas data as applied to patient care, case study interpretation, and assessment. Prerequisite: Admission to Respiratory Care Program; and concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 1101, 1105, and 1120; or consent of instructor. (5 lecture hours)

  • RESP 1840 
    Independent Study - Individualized

    1 to 4 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Care Program and consent of instructor. (2 to 8 lab hours)

  • RESP 2201 
    Adv. Life Support, Monitoring & Trends

    4 credit hours

    Students will expand concepts in mechanical ventilation management and procedures in the critical care setting. Topics will cover new trends in ventilator modes, advanced ventilator graphics, hemodynamic assessment and treatment, metabolic cart, and polysomnography results. Patient management through patient scenarios will be presented. Prerequisite: Respiratory Care 2205, 2206, and 2280, all with a grade of C or better or equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 2250, 2207, and 2202; or consent of instructor. (4 lecture hours)

  • RESP 2202 
    Pulmonary Function Testing

    3 credit hours

    Students will be introduced to diagnostic tests performed in the pulmonary function lab. Topics include forced and slow vital capacity measurements, maximum voluntary ventilation, before and after bronchodilator studies, carbon monoxide diffusion, nitrogen washout, exercise testing, and other pulmonary diagnostic tests. Prerequisite: Respiratory Care 2205, 2206, and 2280, all with a grade of C or better, or equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 2201, 2207, and 2250; or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • RESP 2205 
    Neonatal/Pediatric Intensive Resp Care

    3 credit hours

    Students will be introduced to neonatal and pediatric respiratory intensive care principles. Topics include fetal circulation, congenital cardiac defects, maternal and patient assessment, airway care, ventilator initiation and management, and physiologic monitoring as applied to infants and children in the emergency and specialty intensive care units. Students will complete Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification. Prerequisite: Respiratory Care 1103 and Respiratory Care 1113, both with a grade of C or better, or equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 2280 and Respiratory Care 2206; or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • RESP 2206 
    Advanced Intensive Respiratory Care - Ad

    2 credit hours

    Students will continue to build on their clinical practice in adult emergency and intensive care units. Procedures will include clinical data evaluation, mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, airway management, chest X-ray interpretation, pharmacologic administration, and advanced cardiac life-support (ACLS). Prerequisite: Respiratory Care 1103 and Respiratory Care 1113, both with a grade of C or better, or equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 2205 and Respiratory Care 2280; or consent of instructor. (16 clinical hours)

  • RESP 2207 
    Adv Intensive Respiratory Care-Neonatal

    1 credit hour

    Students will be introduced to advanced clinical practice in emergency, neonatal, and pediatric intensive care units through assignments at clinical facilities. Other rotations include long term care, pulmonary rehabilitation, physician offices, and home health. Prerequisite: Respiratory Care 2280 and Respiratory Care 2206, both with a grade of C or better, or equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 2201, Respiratory Care 2202, and Respiratory Care 2250; or consent of instructor. (10 clinical hours)

  • RESP 2250 
    Respiratory Care Board Review

    4 credit hours

    Students will prepare for both Therapist Multiple Choice and Clinical Simulation board exams from the National Board of Respiratory Care through proctored testing. Prerequisite: Respiratory Care 2280, Respiratory Care 2205, and Respiratory Care 2206, all with a grade of C or better, or equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 2201, Respiratory Care 2202, and Respiratory Care 2207; or consent of instructor. (4 lecture hours)

  • RESP 2280 
    Adv Clinical Assessment & Protocol

    4 credit hours

    Students will learn advanced integration skills for clinical assessment of respiratory care patients in the adult intensive care setting. Topics include airway management, chest X-ray interpretation, pharmacologic agents, initiation of evidence based protocols, and best clinical practice guidelines. Students will complete Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification. Prerequisite: Respiratory Care 1103 and Respiratory Care 1113, both with a grade of C or better, or equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in Respiratory Care 2205 and Respiratory Care 2206; or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • RESP 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)

    1 to 4 credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • RESP 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4 credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.