Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
2 hours laboratory..5 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 24 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 2 Lecture/Lab:
 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: 12/14/10

1. 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.
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: RSPT 50A.
Advisory: None

2. 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
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Apple Macintosh computers, projectors, and videotape player.

4. 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

5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Computer administered and scored examinations.
  2. Quizzes.
7. 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

8. Disciplines -
Respiratory Therapy
9. Method of Instruction -
Self-paced, Independent study, Media lab. Media materials will provide an alternative learning resource for non-traditional students.
10. 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
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 -
Interactive computer modules.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is required core course for the A.S. degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-03-11 13:00:57

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines