Respiratory Therapy

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

RSPT 151R : Fundamentals of Respiratory Care I

Introduction to basic science, theories, and technologies in respiratory care. Instruction emphasizes the esoteric knowledge required to perform respiratory care. This course includes the fundamentals of respiratory care such as patient assessment, medical terminology, physical respiratory principles/physiology, medical gases delivery systems and therapies, humidity and aerosol therapies/diagnostics, airway clearance, and lung expansion, pulmonary function testing, chest physiotherapy, arterial blood gas, oxygen transport, and chest x-ray. The basic components will be incorporated into the discussions regard an extensive investigation in cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology.

Credits

10

Prerequisites

RSPT 152R : Fundamentals of Respiratory Care II

This course presents further instruction in the basic science, theories and technologies in respiratory care profession. Units of instruction will include, arterial blood gases puncture and analysis, sleep medicine and, airway management, pharmacology, cardiopulmonary diseases, and introduction to mechanical ventilation.

Credits

10

Prerequisites

RSPT 191R : Respiratory Practicum I

During this practicum, clinical, bedside, and laboratory application of respiratory care is presented, utilizing the facilities of affiliated clinical sites under the supervision of hospital Respiratory Care Practioners. Clinical affiliations are designed to expose students to an environment in which they can develop their skills providing direct patient care.
Fieldwork Hours: 144

Credits

3

Prerequisites

RSPT 253R : Fundamentals of Respiratory Care III

This course will prepare the students to work in critical care and obtain knowledge of Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs. This course covers material on how mechanical ventilators work, physiology of ventilator support, initiating and adjusting invasive and non-invasive ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring of the patient in the ICU, and weaning and discontinuing ventilator support from the patient. In addition, the students will receive instruction on Bronchoscopies, nutrition, pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Instruction and certification in Advance Cardiac Life Support will be obtained.

Credits

8

Prerequisites

RSPT 254R : Fundamentals of Respiratory Care IV

This course provides the students a fundamental background in the principles and concepts of neonatal and pediatric respiratory therapy. Specific topics that will be discussed include: growth and development of the fetus, the perinatal period changes that occur at birth, respiratory and cardiovascular abnormalities, neonatal and pediatric diseases, pharmacology, and the respiratory therapy equipment used to treat such conditions. Students will obtain Advanced Pediatric Life Support (PALS) certification and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification. In addition, information the student will be instructed on S.T.A.B.L.E. Program concepts.
The second session of this course will be an overview of Respiratory Care in Alternative Settings and Ethics and End of Life.
The third session of this course will focus on an intensive preparation for the student to transition to obtain licensure by successfully passing the NRBC CRT and RRT boards. The Kettering review program will be utilized for student success. In addition, interviewing and resume skills will be presented.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

RSPT 281R : Respiratory Practicum II

During this practicum, clinical, bedside, and laboratory application of respiratory care is presented, utilizing the facilities of affiliated clinical sites under the supervision of hospital Respiratory Care Practitioners. Clinical affiliations are designed to expose students to an environment in which they can develop their skills providing direct patient care.
Fieldwork Hours: 180

Credits

4

Prerequisites

RSPT 282R : Respiratory Practicum III

During this practicum, clinical, bedside, and laboratory application of respiratory care is presented, utilizing the facilities of affiliated clinical sites under the supervision of hospital Respiratory Care Practitioners. Clinical affiliations are designed to expose students to an environment in which they can develop their skills providing direct patient care.
Fieldwork Hours: 180

Credits

4

Prerequisites