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Respiratory Care Course Descriptions

RSPT 1113 – Basic Respiratory Care Pharmacology (51.0908) 1 semester hours (2-0-1)

A study of basic pharmacological principles/practices of respiratory care drugs. Emphasis on classification, routes of administration, dosages/calculations, and physiological interaction. Prerequisites: RSPT 1160, RSPT 1201, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1410. Co-requisites: RSPT 1361, RSPT 1411, RSPT 2310. Two lecture hours and one lab hour per week.

RSPT 1160 – Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist (51.0908) 1 semester hour (0-0-6)

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. Co-requisites: RSPT 1201, RSPT 1410, RSPT 1307. Six contact hours per week.

RSPT 1201 – Introduction to Respiratory Care (51.0908) 2 semester hours (2-1-0)

An introduction to the field of respiratory care. Co-requisites RSPT 1160, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1410. Two lecture hours and one lab hour per week.

RSPT 1207 – Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology (51.0908) 2 semester hours (2-4-0)

Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Corequisites: RSPT 1160, RSPT 1201, RSPT 1410. Two lecture hours and four lab hours per week.

RSPT 1361 – Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist (51.0908) 3 semester hours (0-0-16)

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. Prerequisites: RSPT 1160, RSPT 1201, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1410. Co-requisites: RSPT 1113, RSPT 1411, RSPT 2310. Sixteen contact hours per week.

RSPT 1362 – Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist (51.0908) 3 semester hours (0-0-24)

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. Prerequisites: RSPT 1113, RSPT 1361, RSPT 1411, RSPT 2310. Co-requisites: RSPT 2355. Sixteen contact hours per week.

RSPT 1410 – Respiratory Care Procedures I (51.0908) 4 semester hours (3-4-0)

Essential knowledge of the equipment and techniques used in the treatment of cardiopulmonary disease. Co-requisites RSPT 1160, RSPT 1201, RSPT 1307. Three lecture hours and four lab hours per week.

RSPT 1411 – Respiratory Care Procedures II (51.0908) 4 semester hours (3-4-0)

Develops essential knowledge and skills of airway care and mechanical ventilation. Prerequisites: RSPT 1160, RSPT 1201, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1410. Co-requisites: RSPT 1113, RSPT 1361, RSPT 2310. Three lecture hours and four lab hours per week.

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RSPT 2139 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (51.0908) 1 semester hour (1-2-0)

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. Prerequisites: RSPT 2353, RSPT 2358, RSPT 2360. Co-requisites: RSPT 2231, RSPT 2147, RSPT 2361. One hour lecture and two hours lab per week.

RSPT 2147 – Specialties in Respiratory Care (51.0908) 1 semester hours (2-0-0)

Emerging and specialty practices in respiratory care. Prerequisites: RSPT 2353, RSPT 2358, RSPT 2360. Co-requisites: RSPT 2139, RSPT 2231, RSPT 2361. One hour lecture and one hour lab per week.

RSPT 2210 – Cardiopulmonary Disease (51.0908) 2 semester hours (1-4-0)

Etiology pathogenesis, pathology, diagnosis, history, prognosis, manifestations, treatment, and detection of cardiopulmonary diseases. Prerequisites: RSPT 1160, RSPT 1201, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1410. Co-requisites: RSPT 1113, RSPT 1361, RSPT 1411. Two lecture hours and four lab hours per week.

RSPT 2231 – Simulations in Respiratory Care (51.0908) 2 semester hours (1-4-0)

Theory of clinical simulation examinations. Includes construction types, scoring, and mechanics of taking the computerized simulation examination. Prerequisites: RSPT 2353, RSPT 2358, RSPT 2360. Co-requisites: RSPT 2139, RSPT 2247, RSPT 2361. One hour lecture and four hours lab per week.

RSPT 2353 – Neonatal/Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Care (51.0908) 3 semester hours (2-4-0)

A study of neonatal/pediatric cardiopulmonary care. Prerequsites: RSPT 1362, RSPT 2355. Co-requisites: RSPT 2358, RSPT 2360. Two lecture hours and four lab hours per week.

RSPT 2355 – Critical Care Monitoring (51.0908) 3 semester hours (2-4-0)

Advanced monitoring techniques used to assess a patient in the critical care setting. Prerequsites: RSPT 1113, RSPT 1361, RSPT 1411, RSPT 2310. Co-requisites: RSPT 1362. Two lecture hours and four lab hours per week.

RSPT 2358 – Respiratory Care Patient Assessment (51.0908) 3 semester hours (2-4-0)

Integration of patient examination techniques, including patient history and physical exam, lab studies, x-ray, pulmonary function, arterial blood gases, and invasive and noninvasive hemodynamics. Prerequisites: RSPT 1362, RSPT 2355. Co-requisites: RSPT 2353, RSPT 2360. Two lecture hours and four lab hours per week.

RSPT 2360 – Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist (51.0908) 3 semester hours (0-0-16)

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. Prerequisites: RSPT 1362, RSPT 2355. Co-requisites: RSPT 2353, RSPT 2358. Sixteen contact hours per week.

RSPT 2361 – Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist (51. 0908) 3 semester hours (0-0-16)

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. Prerequisites: RSPT 2360, RSPT 2353, RSPT 2358. Co-requisites: RSPT 2147, RSPT 2231, RSPT 2139. Sixteen contact hours per week.

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