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Discipline: Respiratory Therapy Respiratory Therapy Degree: AS - Respiratory Therapy - S1205
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Adult Respiratory Intensive Care RESD 55
  • 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.
Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology RESD 53
  • 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.
Comprehensive Pulmonary Assessment RESD 60
  • 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.
Current Issues in Respiratory Care RESD 61
  • 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
Neonatal Intensive Care RESD 58
  • Students will be proficient in Neonatal Resuscitation.
  • Students will analyze assessment findings and make recommendations for mechanical ventilation.
Pharmacology for Respiratory Care RESD 62
  • 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.
Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology RESD 52
  • 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
Respiratory Therapeutic Modalities RESD 59
  • 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.
Respiratory Therapy Science RESD 51B
  • 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.
Respiratory Therapy Science RESD 51A
  • 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 aerosolized 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.
  • 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.
Special Procedures for Respiratory Care RESD 57B
  • 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
Techniques of Respiratory Therapy RESD 56C
  • 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 Noninvasive 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.
Techniques of Respiratory Therapy RESD 56B
  • 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.
Techniques of Respiratory Therapy RESD 56D
  • 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.
Techniques of Respiratory Therapy RESD 56A
  • 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.
Theory and Principles of Respiratory Therapy RESD 50
  • 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.