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RSPT  1160  Clinical I-Respiratory Care Therapist
A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.  Prerequisite: Consent of Program Director.  Corequisite: Consent of Program Director.  Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care.  1 credit hour. (W)

 

RSPT  1201  Introduction to Respiratory Care
An introduction to the field of respiratory care. Lab required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Care Program. Corequisites: RSPT 1340 and RSPT 1410. Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT  1207  Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Polysomnographic Technology Program.  2 credit hours.  (W)

 

RSPT 1213  Respiratory Care Pharmacology
A study of basic pharmacological principles/practices of cardiopulmonary drugs. Emphasis on classification, routes of administration, dosages/calculations, and physiological interaction. Prerequisites: RSPT 1201, RSPT 1160, RSPT 1340 and RSPT 1410; all with a grade “C” or better. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT  1237  Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation
Study of electrophysiology of the heart and characteristics of cardiac dysrhythmias. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT 1240  Advanced Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
Provides an advanced presentation of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system. Prerequisite: Admission to the Polysomnographic Technology Program. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT 1340  Advanced Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
Provides an advanced presentation of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system. Lab required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Care Program. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT  1361  Clinical II-Respiratory Care Therapist
A health-related, work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisite: RSPT 1160 with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT  1362  Clinical III-Respiratory Care Therapist
A health-related, work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisite: RSPT 1361 with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT  1410  Respiratory Care Procedures I
Essential knowledge of the equipment and techniques used in the treatment of cardiopulmonary disease.  Lab required.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Care Program.  Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care.  4 credit hours.  (W)

 

RSPT  1411  Respiratory Care Procedures II
Develops essential knowledge and skills of airway care and mechanical ventilation. Lab required. Prerequisite: RSPT 1410 with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT  2130  Respiratory Care Examination Preparation
Comprehensive review to optimize respiratory care credentialing exam success.  Lab required.  Prerequisites: RSPT 2255, RSPT 2353, and RSPT 2360; all with a grade of C or better.  Corequisites: RSPT 2139, RSPT 2147, RSPT 2231,  and RSPT 2361.  Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care.  1 credit hour.  (W)

 

RSPT  2139  Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) with an emphasis on airway management. Designed to develop skills for resuscitation of the adult. Includes strategies for managing and stabilizing the cardiopulmonary arrested patient. May include certification based on American Heart Association standards. Prerequisites: RSPT 2255, RSPT 2353 and RSPT 2360; all with a grade of C or better. Corequisites: RSPT 2130, RSPT 2147, RSPT 2231 and RSPT 2361. Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

RSPT  2147  Specialties in Respiratory Care
Emerging and specialty practices in respiratory care. Additionally, this is an introduction to areas of interest in which the Respiratory Therapist may find application and/or employment. The depth of instruction will provide the indications, expected outcomes, hazards and methods for hyperbaric oxygen (HBO), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), nitric oxide (NO), sleep studies, nutritional assessment, metabolic monitoring, exercise/stress testing, and electroencephalographs. Also includes home care/rehabilitation, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Lab required. Prerequisites: RSPT 2255, RSPT 2353 and RSPT 2360; all with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

RSPT  2231  Simulations in Respiratory Care
Theory of clinical simulation examinations. Includes construction types, scoring, and mechanics of taking the computerized simulation examination. Prerequisite: RSPT 2255 with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT  2247  Specialties in Respiratory Care
Emerging and specialty practices in respiratory care.  An introduction to areas of interest in which the Respiratory Therapist may find application and/or employment.  The depth of instruction will provide the indications, expected outcomes, hazards and methods for hyperbaric oxygen (HBO), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), nitric oxide (NO), sleep studies, nutritional assessment, metabolic monitoring, exercise/stress testing, and electroencephalograms.  Also includes home care/rehabilitation, and fluid and electrolyte balance.  Prerequisite: RSPT 2353.  Major Requirement: AAS-Respiratory Care.  2 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT  2255  Critical Care Monitoring
Advanced monitoring techniques used to assess a patient in the critical care setting. Lab required. Prerequisites: RSPT 1362 and RSPT 2414; both with a grade of C or better. Corequisites: RSPT 2353 and RSPT 2360.  Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT  2310  Cardiopulmonary Disease
Etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, diagnosis, history, prognosis, manifestations, treatment, and detection of cardiopulmonary diseases. Lab required. Prerequisites: RSPT 1160, RSPT 1201, RSPT 1340 and RSPT 1410; all with a grade of C or better. Corequisites: RSPT 1361 and RSPT 1411. Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT  2353  Neonatal/Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Care
A study of neonatal and pediatric cardiopulmonary care. Lab required. Prerequisites: RSPT 1362 and RSPT 2414; both with a grade of C or better. Corequisites: RSPT 2255 and RSPT 2360. Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT  2360  Clinical IV-Respiratory Care Therapist
A health-related, work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisite: RSPT 1362 with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT  2361  Clinical V-Respiratory Care Therapist
A health-related, work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisite: RSPT 2360 with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Respiratory Care. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

RSPT 2414  Mechanical Ventilation
The study of mechanical ventilation with emphasis on ventilator classification, methods, principles, and operational characteristics. Lab required. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first two semesters of the Respiratory Care Program. Corequisite: RSPT 1362. 4 credit hours. (W)

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