Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
RSPT 51CPATIENT ASSESSMENT & PULMONARY DISEASESummer 2011
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory, .5 hour lecture-laboratory.4.5 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 66 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 4 Lab Hours: 1 Lecture/Lab: .5
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 4/26/10;1/3/11

1. Description -
Physiological approach to the etiology, management, and prognosis of the various respiratory diseases. Utilization of physical examination, chest X-ray and basic clinical laboratory tests in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disease. This course is intended for students accepted and enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy Program.
Prerequisite: BIOL 41.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Classify pulmonary diseases into restrictive and obstructive categories.
  2. Analyze clinical laboratory test results and apply them to the patient's status.
  3. Explain which respiratory therapy modalities should be used to treat various pulmonary diseases.
  4. Differentiate the major respiratory infectious disorders according to etiology, clinical signs and symptoms, and treatment approaches.
  5. Identify the various clinical disorders associated with chest and pleural trauma, including their cause, clinical features, and management.
  6. Describe the anatomic alterations associated with chest wall disorders and what treatment options exist.
  7. Differentiate the differences between small cell and non-small cell carcinoma, their clinical manifestation and management.
  8. Describe Neurologic disorders and sleep apnea.
  9. Describe the major postoperative respiratory complications and the mechanisms useful in preventing and treating these problems.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
X-ray viewing boxes and simulation mannequins .

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Pulmonary diseases
    1. Obstructive diseases
      1. COPD
      2. Asthma
      3. Bronchiectasis
      4. Cystic fibrosis
    2. Restrictive diseases
      1. Pneumothorax
      2. Pleural effusion
      3. Flail chest
      4. Mucus plugging
      5. Pneumonia
      6. ARDS
      7. Lung abscess
  2. TB
  3. Pulmonary edema
  4. Pneumoconiosis
  5. Fungal disease
  6. Clinical Laboratory Tests
    1. Electrolyte Studies
    2. Hematologic Studies
    3. Coagulation studies
    4. Chemistry studies
  7. Respiratory Therapy modalities
    1. Cough and deep breathing
    2. Incentive spirometry
    3. Lung expansion therapy
    4. Aerosolized medication therapy
    5. Bronchopulmonary Hygiene therapy
  8. Infectious diseases
    1. Pneumonia
    2. Lung abscess
    3. Tuberculosis
    4. Fungal disease of the lung
  9. Chest and pleural trauma
    1. Flail chest
    2. Pneumothorax and hemothorax
    3. Pulmonary contusion
    4. Chest trauma
  10. Chest wall disorders
    1. Scoliosis
    2. Kyphosis
    3. Kyphoscoliosis
    4. Pectus carinatum
    5. Pectus excavatum
  11. Lung cancer
    1. Small cell carcinoma
    2. Non- small cell carcinoma
      1. Adenocarcinoma
      2. Squamous cell carcinoma
      3. Large cell carcinoma
  12. Neurologic disorders and Sleep apnea
    1. Guillian-Barre Syndrome
    2. Myasthenia Gravis
    3. Sleep Apnea
  13. Postoperative atelectasis
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Methods of evaluation may include:
  1. Quizzes
  2. Midterm
  3. Comprehensive Final Exam
7. Representative Text(s) -
Des Jardins and Burton, Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease, 5th edition. Chicago: Mosby, 2006. ISBN: 9780323057271
Wilkins, Stoller and Kacmarek. Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, 9th edition. St Louis, MO: Mosby Year Book, Inc., 2009. ISBN: 9780323036573
Hanning, Brenda 51C Course Syllabus.
Hanning, Brenda 51C Lab Manual.

8. Disciplines -
Respiratory Therapy
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture demonstration on the various Respiratory Therapy diseases, their pathophysiology, etiology, presentation, treatment and management.
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Classify pulmonary diseases into restrictive and obstructive categories.
    1. Perform chest exams and evaluate results
  2. Analyze CXRs
    1. Identify anatomical landmarks
    2. Distinguish between normal and abnormal films
  3. Analyze clinical laboratory test results and apply them to the patient's status.
    1. Include in SOAP charting
  4. Identify normal laboratory test results, and anticipate patient problems which may occur.
    1. Include in SOAP charting
  5. Explain which respiratory therapy modalities should be used to treat various pulmonary diseases.
    1. Include and integrate into SOAP charting
  6. Differentiate the major respiratory infectious disorders according to etiology, clinical signs and symptoms, and treatment approaches.
    1. Incorporate into charting as a Care Plan
  7. Identify the commonality and differences between the various clinical disorders causing pulmonary restriction, including their cause, clinical features, and management.
  8. Describe the major postoperative respiratory complications and the mechanisms useful in preventing and treating these problems.
  9. Distinguish among the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of the various diseases responsible for pulmonary complications.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Assigned reading from required textbooks and lab manual competencies relevant to course content.
  2. Reading assignments will average 20-40 pages per week.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is required core course for the A.S. degree in Respiratory Therapy.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2012-08-21 09:37:49


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines