Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
RSPT 53BADVANCED RESPIRATORY THERAPY PHARMACOLOGYFall 2012
2 hours lecture.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 24 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 11/6/11

1. Description -
An in-depth study of drug groups commonly encountered in intensive respiratory care. Intended for students in the respiratory therapy program.
Prerequisite: RSPT 53A.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Identify anti-infective agents.
    1. Describe treatment for tuberculosis
  2. Identify and describe appropriate neuromuscular blocking agents.
  3. Identify and describe appropriate CNS drugs.
    1. Identify a barbiturate overdose from a narcotic overdose.
    2. Compare and contrast the effects of sedatives, hypnotics, anti-anxiety agents, anti-psychotics, and analgesics (narcotic and non-narcotic).
  4. Identify and describe appropriate cardiovascular agents.
  5. Evaluate the patient's need for various diuretic agents.
  6. Evaluate the patient's need for selected respiratory therapy agents.
  7. Calculate the pediatric dosage for various respiratory care drugs.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None.


4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Anti-infective agents
    1. Antibiotics
      1. Mode of action
      2. Penicillins
      3. Cephalosporins
      4. Amino glycosides
      5. Tetracyclines
      6. Miscellaneous antibiotic and anti-infective agents
      7. Sulfonamides
    2. Antifungal agents
    3. Antituberculosis agents
    4. Antiviral agents
    5. Aerosolized anti-infectives
  2. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
    1. Physiology of the neuromuscular junction
    2. Neuromuscular blocking agents
      1. Non-depolarizing agents
      2. Depolarizing agents
  3. Drugs affecting the Central Nervous System
    1. The central nervous system
    2. Sedatives and hypnotics
      1. Barbiturates
        1. Mechanism of action
        2. Clinical uses
        3. Overdose
      2. Nonbarbiturate hypnotics and minor tranquilizers
    3. Antipsychotic drugs
      1. Neuroleptics
      2. Antidepressants
      3. Lithium
    4. Analgesics
      1. Narcotic Analgesics
        1. Pharmacologic properties of morphine
        2. Therapeutic uses of narcotics
        3. Overdose of morphine and its derivatives
      2. Narcotic antagonists
      3. Non-narcotic analgesics
        1. Salicylates
        2. Aniline Derivatives
        3. Pyrazole Derivatives
        4. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    5. Respiratory Simulants
  4. Cardiovascular Agents
    1. The heart (Cardiac Drugs)
      1. Cardiac glycosides
      2. Antiarrhythmic agents
      3. Cardiac stimulants
    2. The circulatory system (Drugs affecting circulation)
      1. Antihypertensive agents
      2. Coronary vasodilators
      3. Vasoconstricting agents
    3. Anticoagulants
  5. Diuretic Agents
    1. Renal structure and function
    2. Acid base balance
    3. Diuretic Groups
      1. Osmotic Diuretics
      2. Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
      3. Thiazide diuretics
      4. Loop diuretics
      5. Potassium-sparing diuretics
  6. Selected agents used in respiratory disease.
  7. Pediatric Respiratory Care Pharmacology
    1. Factors affecting drug therapy in the young.
      1. Pharmaceutic factors
      2. Pharmacokinetic factors
      3. Pharmacodynamic factors
    2. Calculating pediatric dosages
    3. Aerosolized drug delivery in Neonates and Children
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Quizzes.
  2. Midterm;
  3. Final examination.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Rau, Joseph L., Jr., Respiratory Care Pharmacology, 8th ed., Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., 2011. ISBN: 978-0323075282.

8. Disciplines -
Respiratory Therapy
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture
 
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
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 -
Assigned reading from textbook, approximately one chapter per week.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required ore course for the A.S. degree in Respiratory Therapy.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-20 17:17:25


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