|1. Description - |
|An in-depth study of drug groups commonly encountered in intensive respiratory care. This course is intended for students accepted and enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy Program.|
|Prerequisite: RSPT 53A.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- Identify anti-infective agents.
- Describe treatment for tuberculosis
- Identify and describe appropriate neuromuscular blocking agents.
- Identify and describe appropriate CNS drugs.
- Identify a barbiturate overdose from a narcotic overdose.
- Compare and contrast the effects of sedatives, hypnotics, anti-anxiety agents, anti-psychotics, and analgesics (narcotic and non-narcotic).
- Identify and describe appropriate cardiovascular agents.
- Evaluate the patient's need for various diuretic agents.
- Evaluate the patient's need for selected respiratory therapy agents.
- Calculate the pediatric dosage for various respiratory care drugs.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Anti-infective agents
- Mode of action
- Amino glycosides
- Miscellaneous antibiotic and anti-infective agents
- Antifungal agents
- Antituberculosis agents
- Antiviral agents
- Aerosolized anti-infectives
- Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
- Physiology of the neuromuscular junction
- Neuromuscular blocking agents
- Non-depolarizing agents
- Depolarizing agents
- Drugs affecting the Central Nervous System
- The central nervous system
- Sedatives and hypnotics
- Mechanism of action
- Clinical uses
- Nonbarbiturate hypnotics and minor tranquilizers
- Antipsychotic drugs
- Narcotic Analgesics
- Pharmacologic properties of morphine
- Therapeutic uses of narcotics
- Overdose of morphine and its derivatives
- Narcotic antagonists
- Non-narcotic analgesics
- Aniline Derivatives
- Pyrazole Derivatives
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Respiratory Simulants
- Cardiovascular Agents
- The heart (Cardiac Drugs)
- Cardiac glycosides
- Antiarrhythmic agents
- Cardiac stimulants
- The circulatory system (Drugs affecting circulation)
- Antihypertensive agents
- Coronary vasodilators
- Vasoconstricting agents
- Diuretic Agents
- Renal structure and function
- Acid base balance
- Diuretic Groups
- Osmotic Diuretics
- Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
- Thiazide diuretics
- Loop diuretics
- Potassium-sparing diuretics
- Selected agents used in respiratory disease.
- Pediatric Respiratory Care Pharmacology
- Factors affecting drug therapy in the young.
- Pharmaceutic factors
- Pharmacokinetic factors
- Pharmacodynamic factors
- Calculating pediatric dosages
- Aerosolized drug delivery in Neonates and Children
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- 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 - |
|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. |