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Respiratory Care Technology Courses

NOTE: Courses open to Respiratory Care Technology students only.

RESP 100 Introduction to Respiratory Care Technologies

3-3-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

Introduction to Respiratory Care Technology is an introductory course focusing on professionalism, medical terminology, and medical math with an emphasis on drug calculations, ethical and legal implications of healthcare, comprehensive patient assessment, respiratory anatomy, and evaluation of diagnostic studies as they relate to cardiopulmonary procedures, gathering patient information, and documentation of patient information
Additional course fee: $90.

RESP 101-102 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care (Techniques I and II)

3-3-0-4 Techniques I
Credit Hours: 4
2-4-8-4 Techniques II
Credit Hours: 4

The history, chemistry and physics of medical gases and their application and therapeutic use. Lecture and laboratory presentations of the theory and use of all currently employed modes of respiratory care, including rationale for use, proper administration, theory of operation, maintenance and preparation for reuse.
Prerequisite for RESP 101: RESP 100, which may be taken concurrently; for RESP 102: RESP 101.
Additional course fee (RESP 101): $90.
Additional course fee (RESP 102): $150.

RESP 103 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care Techniques III

2-4-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Lecture and laboratory presentation of respiratory and cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, chest physical therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation, emphasizing theory and application to clinical respiratory care.
Prerequisite: RESP 102.
Additional course fee: $90.

RESP 104 Clinical Practicum I

0-3-17-1
Credit Hours: 1

Requires systematically planned observations and applications of skills in a variety of clinical settings including routine patient care areas and intensive care units. Skills include routine respiratory care procedures such as oxygen delivery, aerosolization of bronchoactive medications, postural drainage and chest physical therapy, incentive spirometry airway management, suctioning, electrocardiography, venipuncture and arterial blood gas acquisition. Activities will include performance of skills mastered in Respiratory 100, 101, 102 and 103.
Prerequisites: RESP 103 with a grade of “C” or better and other first year prerequisites.
Additional course fee: $150.

RESP 210-211 Cardiopulmonary

3-3-0-4 Pathophysiology I
Credit Hours: 4
3-3-0-4 Pathophysiology II
Credit Hours: 4

Medical sciences as they pertain to the practice of respiratory care. Pulmonary physiology, pathology, cardiology, radiology, chest disease, neonatology, pediatrics, anesthesiology.
Prerequisite: RESP 104.
Corequisite: RESP 220-221.
Additional course fee (RESP 210 and RESP 211): $150.

RESP 220-221 Advanced Respiratory Care

4-3-0-5 Procedures I
Credit Hours: 5
3-6-8-5 Procedures II
Credit Hours: 5

Lecture and laboratory presentation of sophisticated modes of pulmonary disease diagnosis and respiratory care. Pulmonary and cardiac function testing, blood gas analysis, continuous mechanical ventilation, patient monitoring.
Prerequisite: RESP 104.
Corequisite: RESP 210-211.
Additional course fee (RESP 220): $90.
Additional course fee (RESP 221): $300.

RESP 299 Clinical Practicum II

0-3-17-1
Credit Hours: 1

Requires systematically-planned observations and applications of skills in a variety of clinical settings, specifically adult intensive care units, neonatal (newborn) and pediatric units, and sub-acute care facilities. Skills include routine respiratory care procedures such as oxygen and aerosolized medications delivery, postural drainage and chest physical therapy maneuvers, and arterial blood gas acquisition. Advanced skills, such as management of the patient on life support, will be emphasized, including variations in approach to care depending on the venue. Students will also complete three mock examinations in preparation for their board exams. RESP 299 is the terminal course in the Respiratory Care curriculum.
Prerequisites: RESP 211 and RESP 221.
Additional course fee: $150.

Unless otherwise noted, all college level courses require English 101 placement.