Darton State College Catalog 2013 - 2014 - page 478

1111 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care
This course introduces the principles and practices of Non Critical Respiratory
Care. The course will emphasize the use of Therapist Driven Protocols and
Clinical Practice Guidelines. Basic Respiratory Care skills in modalities such as
oxygen, humidity, bland aerosol, medicated aerosol, passive hyperinflation, chest
physiotherapy, postural drainage, airway clearance therapies, arterial blood
gases and bedside pulmonary function studies will be developed. Emphasis will
be placed on setting up, using and troubleshooting equipment, and on the
physical and physiologic principles of gas exchange, ventilation, acid/base
balance and gas laws. To progress to RESP 2201, each student will be required
to successfully complete and pass a Lab competency exam. Basic math
competency is required. Students may be required to demonstrate proficiency in
basic math skills for progression in the program, A passing score of “C: or better
is required for progression in the program. The American Heart Association Basic
Life Support course will be included in this course.
Corequisite: RESP 1100, RESP 1131, RESP 1133, RESP1134.
Prerequisites: Admission into Respiratory Care Program.
Offered: Fall Semester Sophomore Year.
1131 Patient Assessment & Protocols
This course introduces the concepts and techniques of patient assessment
through inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. The student will
demonstrate proficiency in patient physical examination, and taking a complete
patient medical history. Principles of barrier protection for blood and body fluid
exposures, and isolation precautions will be emphasized. Basic chest x-ray
interpretation, basic ECG monitoring, basic laboratory values such as CBC,
electrolytes, and basic microbiology are presented. Assessment of critically ill
patients is introduced. Each student will be required to successfully complete a
Lab competency examination.
Corequisite: RESP 1100, RESP 1111, RESP 1133, RESP 1134.
Prerequisites: Admission into the Respiratory Care Program.
Offered: Fall Semester Sophomore Year.
1132 Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology
A general pharmacology course for the respiratory care professional caring for
the acute and subacute patient. Emphasis will be placed on the indications,
contraindication, hazards, and routes of administration for the drugs discussed.
The pharmacology of the major therapeutic classes of drugs important to
respiratory care will be presented.
Corequisites: RESP 1100, RESP 1111, RESP 1131, RESP 1133.
Prerequisites: None.
Offered: Spring Semester Sophomore Year.
1133 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology
A study of the normal & abnormal anatomy & pathophysiology of the cardiac,
pulmonary, & renal systems. The mechanisms of homeostatic control for acid/base
balance, ventilation, gas transport, & circulation will be addressed. Hemodynamic
monitoring will be emphasized.
Corequisites: RESP 1100, RESP 1111, RESP 1131, RESP 1134.
Prerequisites: None.
Offered: Fall Semester Sophomore Year.
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