Respiratory Therapy

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Number Course Outcome
RESD 55Adult Respiratory Intensive Care^ MO: Analyze hemodynamic values and waveforms. ^ MO: Assess the effectiveness of ventilation and propose strategies to improve ventilation. ^ MO: Assess the effectiveness oxygenation and propose strategies to improve oxygenation. ^ MO: Compare and contrast the different methods of weaning from mechanical ventilation and choose the best method for a given patient. ^ MO: Identify the pharmacologic agents used during mechanical ventilation. ^ MO: Interpret ventilator waveforms. ^ The student will compare and contrast the features and benefits of volume controlled mechanical ventilation, (VC), and pressure controlled ventilation, (PC). ^ The student will list and describe the methods used to wean a patient from mechanical ventilation
RESD 53Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology^ MO: Distinguish and illustrate the anatomic alterations of the lungs of commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases. ^ MO: Evaluate and classify the clinical manifestations associated with commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases. ^ MO: Given a case study, create a respiratory assessment and plan for patients with commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases. ^ MO: State the general management of commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases. ^ MO: Summarize the etiologies of commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases. ^ Students will be able to evaluate and classify the clinical manifestations associated with commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases. ^ Students will be able to examine and illustrate general management of commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases.
RESD 60Comprehensive Pulmonary Assessment^ MO: Analyze patient data and determine the related pathophysiology. ^ MO: Create a patient care plans. ^ MO: Describe the causes and characteristics of common cardiopulmonary symptoms. ^ MO: Interpret arterial blood gas data. ^ MO: Locate the topographic position of thoracic landmarks on a diagram of the ^ MO: Select appropriate therapy based on patient assessment data. ^ SLO: Given arterial blood gas data, the student will be able to determine the patients acid base status. ^ SLO: Given patient assessment data, create an assessment statement and treatment plan. ^ Students will be able to analyze and apply laboratory date and recommend appropriate care. ^ Students will be able to interpret arterial blood gas results. ^ Students will be able to interpret physical examination data relative to the cardiopulmonary system.
RESD 61Current Issues in Respiratory Care^ MO: Create a prescription for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation activities in an actual patient. ^ MO: Evaluate and summarize research articles on evidence-based guidelines for respiratory therapy practices and procedures. ^ MO: Apply principles of quality improvement ^ MO: Evaluate collected sleep study data and classify the type of sleep abnormality present ^ MO: Review, collate, and interpret data collected from Respiratory Therapy student surveys using quality assurance processes. ^ Students will be able to examine quality improvement processes for determination of standards of performance. ^ Students will be able to utilize evidence-based medicine and respiratory therapy
MEDI 90Medical Terminology^ MO: Construct sentences using medical terms to diagnose medical conditions. ^ MO: Determine word meaning by interpretation of prefixes, suffixes and/or word roots. ^ MO: Differentiate between terms which sound similar and have similar spellings to translate them correctly. ^ MO: Interpret medical terms for a broad range of body systems and medical conditions. ^ Students will be able to define medical terms to identify pathological conditions in patients. ^ Students will be able to distinguish correct from incorrect spelling of medical terms
RESD 58Neonatal Intensive Care^ Students will analyze assessment findings and make recomendations for mechanical ventilation. ^ Students will be proficient in Neonatal Resuscitation.
RESD 62Pharmacology for Respiratory Care^ Given a patient scenario, the student will determine appropriate drug therapy. ^ MO: Apply drug therapy techniques. ^ MO: Calculate drug dosages. ^ MO: Compare and contrast the parasympathetic and sympathetic branches of the nervous system. ^ MO: Define key terms pertaining to the principles of drug action. ^ MO: Describe the therapeutic purpose of each major aerosolized drug groups. ^ MO: State the indications for each of the major aerosolized drug groups. ^ The student will articulate the difference between the parasympathetic and sympathetic branches of the nervous system.
RESD 52Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology^ Correctly describe the mechanisms for oxygen and carbon dioxide transport to and from the heart and lungs and body cells. ^ List and describe the five lung volumes and four lung capacities. ^ MO: Draw the trachea and right and left main stem bronchus to scale
RESD 59Respiratory Therapeutic Modalities^ MO: Determine areas of strength and weakness through the use of practice examinations to develop a personalized study plan for the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) examinations. ^ MO: Develop professional resumes. ^ MO: Evaluate patient data and make treatment recommendations. ^ MO: Initiate and modify therapeutic procedures. ^ MO: Select, assemble, use, troubleshoot, and clean respiratory therapy equipment. ^ MO: State the credentialing process for the Respiratory Care profession. ^ SLO: Given a patient scenario, the student will evaluate patient data and make recommendations for therapy. ^ SLO: Given a patient scenario, the student will perform troubleshooting, quality control, and infection control of equipment. ^ SLO: Given a patient scenario, the student will recommend to initiate or modify therapy as indicated by patient data. ^ Students will demonstrate that they are prepared for the resume and interviewing process. ^ Students will evaluate patient data and make recommendations for therapy. ^ Students will initiate and modify therapeutic interventions. ^ Students will pass a clinical simulation exam ^ Students will recommend troubleshooting, quality control, and infection control of respiratory therapy equipment. ^ Students will utilize evidence-based medicine principles.
RESD 51ARespiratory Therapy Science^ MO: Calculate oxygen cylinder duration and total. ^ MO: Compare and contrast effectiveness of various humidifiers to prevent humidity deficiency. ^ MO: Describe how humidity is generated and depleted and effects on patients. ^ MO: Describe the administration of aerosols via nebulizers. ^ MO: Explain principles of aerosol production and deposition. ^ MO: List the methods for storage, transport, and administration of medical gases. ^ MO: State the indications, hazards, and goals of medical gas therapy. ^ Student will state the indications, hazards, and goals of medical gas therapy according to the AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines for Adminstration of Oxygen in the Acute Care Hospital. ^ The student will demonstrate, in the laboratory setting, the correct procedure for aersolized medication delivery by metered dose inhaler, (MDI) and small volume nebulizer, (SVN).
RESD 51BRespiratory Therapy Science^ MO - Correctly insert a nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal airway into a mannequin. ^ MO - Determine the most appropriate mode of ventilation, settings, and alarm parameters. ^ MO - Select and properly fit appropriate mask and initiate noninvasive ventilation on a mannequin. ^ MO- Perform endotracheal suctioning on an intubated airway management trainer using proper technique. ^ MO- Select and properly fit appropriate mask and initiate noninvasive ventilation on a mannequin. ^ Student will list the indications for in-line suctioning endotracheal tube suctioning and correctly perform the procedure. ^ The student will demonstrate, in the laboratory setting, the correct procedure for opening the patient's airway and providing Bag-Mask-Ventilation, (BVM).
RESD 57BSpecial Procedures for Respiratory Care^ MO: Assess and select appropriate processes, procedure, and sequencing for bronchoscopy. ^ MO: Perform arterial punctures on an arterial puncture arm. ^ Students will be able to state the indications, hazards, and goals of mechanical ventilation ^ Students will list the appropriate techniques to administer aerosol drug therapy to mechanically ventilated patients
RESD 56BTechniques of Respiratory Therapy^ MO: Demonstrate proper storage, transport, and administration of medical gases to the ICU patient. ^ MO: Perform advanced respiratory care treatments and procedures and perform basic respiratory care treatments to include mechanical ventilation, humidity therapy, aerosolized bronchodilator, bronchial hygiene, lung expansion, non-invasive monitoring. ^ MO: Perform mechanical ventilator care to include ventilator set up and initiation. ^ MO: Perform the elements of patient assessment on critically ill patients. ^ MO: Recognize and respond to patient emergencies to include CPR and airway management. ^ SLO: The student will perform a patient-ventilator system check in the hospital setting. ^ Students will be able to calculate static and dynamic compliance. ^ The student will be able to perform a comprehensive bedside patient assessment on an adult patient in the critical care unit of a hospital. ^ The student will evaluate weaning parameters and make recommendations for weaning a patient. ^ The student will perform a patient-ventilator system check in the hospital setting.
RESD 56DTechniques of Respiratory Therapy^ MO: Demonstrate proper storage, transport, and administration of medical gases to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patient. ^ MO: Perform advanced respiratory care treatments and procedures and perform basic respiratory care treatments to include mechanical ventilation, humidity therapy, aerosolized bronchodilator, bronchial hygiene, lung expansion, non-invasive monitoring. ^ MO: Perform detailed respiratory assessment on the adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients including computation of patient lung mechanics and analysis of patient clinical data leading to a treatment plan. ^ MO: Perform mechanical ventilator care to include ventilator initiation, circuit changes, and patient-system ventilator checks on the adult and NICU patient. ^ MO: Recognize and respond to patient emergencies to include CPR and airway management according to institutional policy. ^ The student will actively participate in the weaning process of an adult patient being weaned from mechanical ventilation in the hospital clinic setting. ^ The student will assess the ventilator waveforms of a patient receiving mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit of a hospital.
RESD 56ATechniques of Respiratory Therapy^ MO: Apply basic forms of medical gas therapy to patients according to the policies of the clinical site you are assigned. ^ MO: Perform aerosolized bronchodilator treatments, bronchial hygiene treatments, lung expansion treatments, and non-invasive monitoring on patients in the clinical site you are assigned. ^ MO: Perform detailed respiratory assessment on patients in the clinical site you are assigned. ^ MO: Recognize and respond to patient emergencies including CPR and airway management in the clinical site you are assigned. ^ Student will perform a comprehensive bedside patient assessment on an Adult patient on the general care ward of a hospital. ^ The student will be able to demonstrate the correct procedure for administering an Incentive Spirometer treatment on a post-operative patient. ^ The student will be able to state the name, type of drug, dose, frequency, indication, contraindications, and complications of drugs commonly used in respiratory care.
RESD 56CTechniques of Respiratory Therapy^ MO: Demonstrate proper storage, transport, and administration of medical gases to the intensive care unit patient. ^ MO: Perform mechanical ventilator care to include ventilator set up and initiation. ^ MO: Perform advanced respiratory care treatments and procedures to include mechanical ventilation, humidity therapy, aerosolized bronchodilator, bronchial hygiene, lung expansion, and non-invasive monitoring. ^ MO: Perform the elements of patient assessment on critically ill patients. ^ MO: Recognize and respond to patient emergencies to include cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway management. ^ The student will assess the overall condition of a mechanically ventilated requiring Positive End Expiratory Pressure, (PEEP). Assessment will include HR, RR, BP, EKG, Sp02, and Cst. ^ The student will complete three patient assessments on mechanically ventilated patients. ^ The student will monitor a patient receiving Nonivasive Positive Pressure Ventilation, (NIPPV), in the hospital setting. ^ The student will verbalize the difference between Pressure Control Ventilation versus Volume Control Ventilation.
RESD 50Theory and Principles of Respiratory Therapy^ MO: Define key respiratory terms. ^ MO: Demonstrate professional behavior. ^ MO: Differentiate between scholarly journal articles and magazine articles. ^ MO: Discuss the major historical events that have shaped modern respiratory care practice. ^ MO: Evaluate various on-line sources of information pertaining to respiratory care. ^ MO: Explain what constitutes an ethical dilemma and how they arise in health care. ^ MO: Predict gas behavior under changing conditions using gas law calculations. ^ MO: State the personal protective equipment required to control the spread of airborne infections. ^ MO: Summarize the basic elements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). ^ SLO: Given a patient scenario, apply the appropriate personal protective equipment. ^ SLO: The student will be able to state how Poiseuilles Law determines airway resistance and the most significant factor that influences a patients ability to breathe through an endotracheal tube. ^ Students will describe the gas laws and relate them to Respiratory Care. ^ Students will discuss the properties of fluid dynamics and relate them to Respiratory Care.