Provides students with a foundation for college success, as well as the exploration of various health professions and tools for career planning. Emphasizes concepts of professionalism, health care ethics and confidentiality as well as an introduction to electronic health records (EHR) and relevant medical terminology.
Focuses on the essential study of the body and associated terminology with a view toward the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Focuses on the physiology of the body system on a cellular level and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Provides an introduction to respiratory care as a health care profession. Provides orientation and lecture to basic practices of respiratory care including gas laws, administration of medical gases, infection control, and essentials of equipment maintenance and sterilization; aerosol and humidity therapies included. Lab includes development of pre-clinical skills in storage and administration of medical gases, infection control, essentials of equipment maintenance and sterilization, and aerosol and humidity therapies. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better.
Provides continuation of lecture for procedures, techniques and equipment used in respiratory care. Topics include use of volume expansion therapy, bronchopulmonary hygiene therapy, airway care/management, and resuscitation. Protocols and documentation used in the practices of respiratory care will be emphasized. Lab includes to continue development of pre-clinical skills in basic respiratory care procedures, including volume expansion therapies, chest physiotherapy, humidity and aerosol treatments, and airway care/ management and resuscitation. ABG puncture and technique also will be emphasized. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better.
Introduces the study of ventilation drive mechanisms, ventilator support devices, and related physical principles. Factors leading to ventilator initiation, dependence, directed weaning protocol, assessment, monitoring and maintenance; discontinuation and documentation for adult care will be discussed. Lab includes introduction to development of pre-clinical skills, assembly, operation, clinical application, monitoring systems, and maintenance of mechanical ventilation on adults, pediatrics and infants. Clinical documentation will be practiced. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better.
Studies pulmonary rehabilitation strategies and smoking cessation and covers homecare equipment, maintenance, procedures, patient assessment, protocols, and documentation. Student will develop project pertinent to smoking cessation education for specific target groups. Research topic and presentation required. Must complete with a B- or better.
Applies an overview of cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology with emphasis on fundamental concepts of the cardiopulmonary, neurological, and cardiovascular systems as related to respiratory care essentials. Acid base balance is emphasized. Must complete with a B- or better.
Focuses on advanced applications in clinical practice. Covers testing and values related to spirometry, pulmonary function, chest radiography, EKGs, chest tube drainage, hemodynamic monitoring, and bronchoscopy. Student will give an oral presentation. Computer assisted instruction included. Must complete with a B- or better.
Emphasized are acid-base balance and fluid and electrolytes related to renal, pulmonary, metabolic, and neurological functions. Analyze, interpret, and evaluate arterial and venous blood gases. Coverage includes ventilation, clinical oxygenation, blood gas analysis and non-invasive techniques, capnometry, ABG puncture and A-line draws are emphasized. Must complete with a B- or better.
Explores the fundamentals of respiratory care patient assessment relating to cardiopulmonary diseases. Laboratory values, radiologic assessment, pulmonary function values as related to cardiopulmonary disorders and diseases. The anatomic alteration, etiology, clinical manifestations, and patient care plan will be correlated for each disease process. Development of therapist-driven protocols is emphasized. Must complete with a B- or better.
RSC 2110, RSC 2210
Provides an emphasis of pharmacological agents and their effects on the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems. Pharmacological therapeutics focusing on dosage, solutions, classifications, indications, mechanism of action, side effects, hazards, and routes of administration are discussed. Must complete with a B- or better.
Introduces students to neonatal and pediatric respiratory care, fetal lung development, anatomy and physiology, neonatal development, supplemental oxygenation, pathology, CPR, and acid-base monitoring. Must complete with a B- or better.
Provides students a supervised opportunity to work with a preceptor or clinical instructor, applying the concepts learned in the laboratory and lecture formats. Beginning therapy skills, including oxygen, aerosol and drug delivery, lung expansion therapies and other modalities, will be developed in the patient care setting. 16 contact hours per week for 8 weeks. 192 hours of clinical experience is required. Must complete with a B- or better.
Expands on a clinical experience in mechanical ventilatory support, airway management, interpretation of laboratory and diagnostic testing, gathering data, and decision making in the critical care environment. 16 contact hours per week for 8 weeks. 192 hours of clinical experience is required. Must complete with a B- or better.
Provides a continued clinical experience using advanced respiratory care equipment in the clinical setting with an emphasis on critical thinking skills, gathering data, and decision making relative to adult critical care, ventilatory mechanics, and airway management. 24 contact hours per week. Experience consists of 288 actual contact hours. Must complete with a B- or better.
Provides a continued clinical experience using advanced respiratory care equipment in the clinical setting with an emphasis on critical thinking skills, gathering data, and decision making relative to adult critical care, ventilatory mechanics, and airway management. This clinical also provides students with specialty rotations, which may include PFT lab, neonatal/pediatric care, homecare, sleep studies, out-patient clinic, sub-acute care and skilled nursing facilities. 16 contact hours per week. Experience consists of 240 actual contact hours. Students must achieve 80% or better in all coursework and 80% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.
Reviews public research topics on ethical and choice of life or death issues related to respiratory care. Review for the NBRC examination preparation and clinical proficiency using computer-assisted-instruction and other modalities. Resume and cover letter preparation are prepared. Students will take the NBRC self-assessment examinations, TMC and CSE (SAEs). Attendance to credentialing exam preparation seminar is required. Must complete with a B- or better.
Introduces students to general chemical principles, particularly emphasizing periodic properties, fundamental chemical calculations, formulas, equations, bonding, and nomenclature. Also introduced are molecular structures, chemical equilibrium, the chemistry of solutions and solubility, reduction and oxidation reactions, as well as, acids and bases. Students develop selected chemistry lab skills through the practical application of techniques and procedures. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
MTH 1060 or MTH 1110
Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.
Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.
Introduces elements of algebra including graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, rational equations, and functions. The combination of MTH 1110 and MTH 1120 satisfy the MTA College Algebra Pathway. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.
Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.
Provides a psychological foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional settings. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective strategies to improve human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.
Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.
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