Respiratory Care

RES 101 Intro to Respiratory Care (3)

This course includes introduction topics pertinent to entering the respiratory care profession, i.e., medical terminology, ethical issues, and legal issues.

RES 111 Pathophysiology (2)

This course is a study of the general principles and analyses of normal and diseased states.

RES 121 Respiratory Skills I (4)

This course includes a study of basic respiratory therapy procedures and their administration. Skills required to be a Respiratory Care Professional are detailed in this course.

RES 131 Respiratory Skills II (4)

This course is a study of selected respiratory care procedures and applications.

RES 141 Respiratory Skills III (3)

This course covers mechanical ventilation systems, pediatrics and associated monitors.

RES 152 Clinical Applications II (3)

This course includes practice of respiratory care procedures in the hospital setting. This healthcare setting course will allow the student, working along side licensed healthcare professionals, to observe daily routines of the Respiratory Care professional and work to become proficient with current assigned therapeutic procedures covered in the laboratory setting. The student will be required to maintain physician contact and skills check-off of all therapeutic procedures covered in this course.

RES 154 Clinical Applications II (4)

This course includes practice of respiratory care procedures in the hospital setting.

RES 204 Neonatal/Pediatric Care (3)

This course focuses on cardiopulmonary physiology, pathology, and management of the newborn and pediatric patient. Development of the cardiopulmonary state of the fetus to changes at birth is detailed. Ventilation techniques of this special population are also addressed, as well as, testing critical thinking skills for emergency intervention on the neonatal and pediatric patient. Disease states common to these patients are also addressed in this course.

RES 207 Management in Respiratory Care (2)

This course is a study of health care management, emphasizing the importance of good planning, decision-making, and organizational skills as they relate to respiratory care.

RES 220 Hemodynamic Monitoring (1)

This course is a study of basic hemodynamic monitoring.

RES 232 Respiratory Therapeutics (2)

This course is the study of specialty areas in respiratory care, including rehabilitation.

RES 235 Respiratory Diagnostics (4)

This course is a study of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

RES 236 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics (3)

This course focuses on the purpose, use, and evaluation of equipment/procedures used in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. This course builds on the knowledge in Respiratory Diagnostics and introduces an in depth study of Electrocardiography, Pulmonary Function and Stress testing, and Radiographic procedures involved in the Respiratory Care profession.

RES 242 Adv Respiratory Care Trans (1)

This course provides a comprehensive review of respiratory care.

RES 244 Advanced Respiratory Skills I (4)

This course includes an in-depth study of mechanical ventilation and considerations for management of the critical care patient.

RES 246 Respiratory Pharmacology (2)

This course includes a study of pharmacologic agents used in cardiopulmonary care.

RES 249 Comprehensive Applications (2)

This course includes the integration of didactic and clinical training in respiratory care technology. This section will introduce the student to the alternative types of Respiratory Care including Homecare, Sleep Clinics, and Outpatient testing labs.

RES 253 Adv Clinical Studies I (6)

This course includes clinical instructions in advanced patient care practice. This healthcare setting course will allow the student, working along side a licensed health care professional, to become proficient with the skills covered to this point in the Respiratory Care Program. The student will be required to maintain physician contact and skills check-off of all therapeutic procedures covered in RES 152, Clinical Applications I; RES 154, Clinical Applications II; and RES 249, Comprehensive Applications. During this rotation the student will be encouraged to work and participate in the critical care environment and become proficient with the skills learned in the laboratory setting of mechanical ventilation.

RES 254 Adv Clinical Studies II (7)

This course includes clinical instruction in advanced patient care practice. This healthcare setting course will allow the student, working along side a licensed health care professional, to become proficient with the skills covered to this point in the Respiratory Care Program. The student will be required to maintain physician contact and skills check-off of all therapeutic procedures covered in RES 152,Clinical Applications II; RES 154, Clinical Applications II; RES 249, Clinical Applications; and RES 253, Advanced Clinical Studies I. The student will finalize all clinical responsibilities involved with the Respiratory Care Technology program and prepare for entry into the professional healthcare environment.