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Effective: Summer 2015

Corequisites: Corequisite: RSPT 50A.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
2 hours laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • To relate and strengthen concepts through media, topics include: Oxygen therapy and vital signs
  • Support concurrent lecture and laboratory sessions through an alternative learning resource. Students will be able to explain key aspects of Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology and Infection.
Description -
First of seven courses paralleling content taught in courses in the Respiratory Therapy Program. Focus on Oxygen equipment, Anatomy and Physiology, vital assessments and decision making. Develop and strengthen concepts taught in the concurrent lecture and laboratory sessions of the respiratory therapy program. Intended for students in the respiratory therapy program.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Vital signs assessments
  2. Oxygen delivery and devices
  3. Oximetry
  4. Pre-therapy preparation
  5. Preventing Tuberculosis
  6. Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
  7. Intro to clinical decision making
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Apple Macintosh computers, projectors, and videotape player.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Vital signs courseware
    1. Breath sounds
    2. Heart Rate
    3. Respiratory Rate and pattern
    4. Blood Pressure
    5. Body temperature
  2. Oxygen therapy
    1. Oxygen delivery and devices courseware
    2. O2 Therapy, A case study
    3. CPG oxygen therapy
    4. Humidity and aerosol therapy
  3. Oxymetry courseware
  4. Pre-therapy preparation courseware
  5. Preventing tuberculosis courseware
    1. Infection control
    2. Protective personal equipment
  6. Pulmonary anatomy and physiology courseware
  7. Intro to clinical decision making video

Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Computer administered and scored examinations.
  2. Quizzes.
Representative Text(s) -
Wilkins, Stoller and Kacmarek. Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care. 9th Edition. St Louis: C.V. Mosby Co., 2009. ISBN 978-0-323-03657-3

Disciplines -
Respiratory Therapy
Method of Instruction -
Self-paced, Independent study, Media lab. Media materials will provide an alternative learning resource for non-traditional students.
Lab Content -
  1. Vital signs assessment
  2. Oxygen delivery and devices
  3. Oximetry
  4. Pre-Therapy preparation
  5. Preventing Tuberculosis
  6. Pulmonary Anatomy & Physiology
  7. Intro to Clinical decision making
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Interactive computer modules.