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Respiratory Therapy SLOs


Course Number Course Name Objectives
RESD 55 Adult Respiratory Intensive Care
  • 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
  • MO: Assess the effectiveness of ventilation and propose strategies to improve ventilation.
  • MO: Assess the effectiveness oxygenation and propose strategies to improve oxygenation.
  • MO: Interpret ventilator waveforms.
  • 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: Analyze hemodynamic values and waveforms.
RESD 53 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology
  • Students will be able to examine and illustrate general management of commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases.
  • Students will be able to evaluate and classify the clinical manifestations associated with commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases.
  • MO: Distinguish and illustrate the anatomic alterations of the lungs of commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases.
  • MO: Summarize the etiologies of commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases.
  • MO: Evaluate and classify the clinical manifestations associated with commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases.
  • MO: State the general management of commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases.
  • MO: Given a case study, create a respiratory assessment and plan for patients with commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases.
RESD 60 Comprehensive Pulmonary Assessment
  • SLO: Given arterial blood gas data, the student will be able to determine the patient’s acid base status.
  • Students will be able to interpret physical examination data relative to the cardiopulmonary system.
  • Students will be able to analyze and apply laboratory date and recommend appropriate care.
  • Students will be able to interpret arterial blood gas results.
  • SLO: Given patient assessment data, create an assessment statement and treatment plan.
  • MO: Locate the topographic position of thoracic landmarks on a diagram of the
  • MO: Describe the causes and characteristics of common cardiopulmonary symptoms.
  • MO: Interpret arterial blood gas data.
  • MO: Analyze patient data and determine the related pathophysiology.
  • MO: Create a patient care plans.
  • MO: Select appropriate therapy based on patient assessment data.
  • Students will correctly identify the electrocardiographic rhythm in a 6-second electrocardiogram strip.
RESD 61 Current Issues in Respiratory Care
  • 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
  • MO: Evaluate and summarize research articles on evidence-based guidelines for respiratory therapy practices and procedures.
  • MO: Create a prescription for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation activities in an actual patient.
  • 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.
  • MO: Apply principles of quality improvement
MEDI 90 Medical Terminology
  • MO: Construct sentences using medical terms to diagnose medical conditions.
  • MO: Interpret medical terms for a broad range of body systems and medical conditions.
  • Students will be able to distinguish correct from incorrect spelling of medical terms
  • Students will be able to recognize and use medical terms in a clinical application
  • MO: Determine word meaning by interpretation of prefixes, suffixes and/or word roots.
RESD 58 Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Students will be proficient in Neonatal Resuscitation.
  • Students will analyze assessment findings and make recommendations for mechanical ventilation.
RESD 62 Pharmacology for Respiratory Care
  • The student will articulate the difference between the parasympathetic and sympathetic branches of the nervous system.
  • Given a patient scenario, the student will determine appropriate drug therapy.
  • MO: Define key terms pertaining to the principles of drug action.
  • MO: State the indications for each of the major aerosolized drug groups.
  • MO: Describe the therapeutic purpose of each major aerosolized drug groups.
  • MO: Calculate drug dosages.
  • MO: Compare and contrast the parasympathetic and sympathetic branches of the nervous system.
  • MO: Apply drug therapy techniques.
RESD 52 Pulmonary 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 59 Respiratory Therapeutic Modalities
  • 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 recommend troubleshooting, quality control, and infection control of respiratory therapy equipment.
  • Students will initiate and modify therapeutic interventions.
  • Students will pass a clinical simulation exam
  • 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.
  • 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: Evaluate patient data and make treatment recommendations.
  • MO: Select, assemble, use, troubleshoot, and clean respiratory therapy equipment.
  • MO: Initiate and modify therapeutic procedures.
  • MO: State the credentialing process for the Respiratory Care profession.
  • MO: Develop professional resumes.
  • Students will utilize clinical simulations to enhance patient management and critical thinking skills.
  • Students will utilize evidence-based medicine principles.
  • SLO: Given a patient scenario, the student will recommend to initiate or modify therapy as indicated by patient data.
RESD 51B Respiratory Therapy Science
  • The student will demonstrate, in the laboratory setting, the correct procedure for opening the patient's airway and providing Bag-Mask-Ventilation, (BVM).
  • Student will list the indications for in-line suctioning endotracheal tube suctioning and correctly perform the procedure.
  • MO - Correctly insert a nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal airway into 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.
  • MO - Select and properly fit appropriate mask and initiate noninvasive ventilation on a mannequin.
  • MO - Determine the most appropriate mode of ventilation, settings, and alarm parameters.
RESD 51A Respiratory Therapy Science
  • Student will state the indications, hazards, and goals of medical gas therapy according to the AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines for Administration 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).
  • MO: List the methods for storage, transport, and administration of medical gases.
  • MO: State the indications, hazards, and goals of medical gas therapy.
  • MO: Describe how humidity is generated and depleted and effects on patients.
  • MO: Compare and contrast effectiveness of various humidifiers to prevent humidity deficiency.
  • MO: Explain principles of aerosol production and deposition.
  • MO: Describe the administration of aerosols via nebulizers.
  • MO: Calculate oxygen cylinder duration and total.
RESD 57B Special Procedures for Respiratory Care
  • Students will be able to correctly identify the correct methods to administer bronchodilator therapy to mechanically ventilated patients
  • MO: Assess and select appropriate processes, procedure, and sequencing for bronchoscopy.
  • Students will be able to state the indications, hazards, and goals of mechanical ventilation
  • MO: Perform arterial punctures on an arterial puncture arm.
  • Explain the effect of hemoglobin (Hb) levels on Ca02 and define the consequences of anemia, polycythemia, and abnormal Hb on Ca02 - SLO
RESD 56C Techniques of Respiratory Therapy
  • 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 monitor a patient receiving Nonivasive Positive Pressure Ventilation, (NIPPV), in the hospital setting.
  • The student will complete three patient assessments on mechanically ventilated patients.
  • The student will verbalize the difference between Pressure Control Ventilation versus Volume Control Ventilation.
  • 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 the elements of patient assessment on critically ill patients.
  • 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: Recognize and respond to patient emergencies to include cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway management.
RESD 56B Techniques of Respiratory Therapy
  • 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 perform a patient-ventilator system check in the hospital setting.
  • The student will evaluate weaning parameters and make recommendations for weaning a patient.
  • Students will be able to calculate static and dynamic compliance.
  • MO: Perform mechanical ventilator care to include ventilator set up and initiation.
  • MO: Perform the elements of patient assessment on critically ill patients.
  • 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: Recognize and respond to patient emergencies to include CPR and airway management.
  • MO: Demonstrate proper storage, transport, and administration of medical gases to the ICU patient.
  • SLO: The student will perform a patient-ventilator system check in the hospital setting.
RESD 56D Techniques of Respiratory Therapy
  • 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.
  • 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 mechanical ventilator care to include ventilator initiation, circuit changes, and patient-system ventilator checks on the adult and NICU patient.
  • 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 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: Recognize and respond to patient emergencies to include CPR and airway management according to institutional policy.
RESD 56A Techniques of Respiratory Therapy
  • 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.
  • Student will perform a comprehensive bedside patient assessment on an Adult patient on the general care ward of a hospital.
  • MO: Apply basic forms of medical gas therapy to patients according to the policies of the clinical site you are assigned.
  • MO: Perform detailed respiratory assessment on patients in 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: Recognize and respond to patient emergencies including CPR and airway management in the clinical site you are assigned.
RESD 50 Theory and Principles of Respiratory Therapy
  • Students will discuss the properties of fluid dynamics and relate them to Respiratory Care.
  • When given two articles on the same topic, the student will determine which is a scholarly journal article and which is a magazine article.
  • Students will describe the gas laws and relate them to Respiratory Care.
  • The student will be able to state how Poiseuille’s Law determines airway resistance and the most significant factor that influences a patient’s ability to breathe through an endotracheal tube.
  • Given a patient scenario, select the appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • MO: Define key respiratory terms.
  • 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).
  • MO: Discuss the major historical events that have shaped modern respiratory care practice.
  • MO: Demonstrate professional behavior.
  • MO: Differentiate between scholarly journal articles and magazine articles.
  • MO: Predict gas behavior under changing conditions using gas law calculations.
  • MO: Explain what constitutes an ethical dilemma and how they arise in health care.
  • MO: Evaluate various on-line sources of information pertaining to respiratory care.