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Effective: Summer 2015
RSPT 55BMEDIATED STUDIES IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY II.5 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: RSPT 55A.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
2 hours laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Review different aspects of patient care including: suctioning and infection control through different media programs.
  • Support concurrent lecture and laboratory sessions through an alternative learning resource. Students will demonstrate knowledge of Nebulizer therapy and aerosol therapy.
Description -
Second of seven courses paralleling content taught in courses in the Respiratory Therapy Program. Develop and strengthen concepts taught in the concurrent lecture and laboratory sessions of the respiratory therapy program. Media materials will provide an alternative learning resource for non-traditional students. Intended for students in the respiratory therapy program.

Course Objectives -
Students will learn to demonstrate and describe the following skills:
  1. Oral and Nasotracheal Suctioning
  2. Nebulizer Therapy
  3. Arterial Punctures and Lines
  4. Aerosol Therapy
  5. Basic Pharmacology
  6. Infection Control/Universal Precautions
  7. Intubation
  8. Bronchial Hygiene Therapy
  9. Blood Gas Sampling
  10. Aerosol therapy
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Computers, network printer, projectors, and videotape player.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
The following modules cover theory, procedure, indications and contraindications for the following skills. Students will need to complete and pass the modules in order to show competency at this level.
  1. Oral and nasotracheal suctioning module
  2. Nebulizer therapy interactive software
  3. Arterial punctures and lines interactive software
  4. Aerosol therapy module
  5. Basic pharmacology software module
  6. Infection control/universal precautions software module
  7. Intubation software module
  8. Bronchial hygiene therapy patient cases 1-3 CPG bronchial hygiene therapy
  9. Blood gas sampling patient cases 1-3 CPG Blood gas sampling
  10. Aerosol therapy patient cases 1-3 CPG aerosol therapy
Methods of Evaluation -
Computer administered and scored quizzes and examinations.
Representative Text(s) -
Robert L. Wilkins,PhD, RRT, FAARC, James K. Stoller, MD, MS and Robert M. Kacmarek, PhD, RRT, FAARC. Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care. 9th Edition. St Louis: C.V. Mosby Co., 2009.

Disciplines -
Respiratory Therapy
 
Method of Instruction -
Media lab
 
Lab Content -
  1. Oral and Nasotracheal Suctioning
  2. Nebulizer Therapy
  3. Arterial Punctures and Lines
  4. Aerosol Therapy
  5. Basic Pharmacology
  6. Infection Control/Universal Precautions
  7. Intubation
  8. Bronchial Hygiene Therapy
  9. Blood Gas Sampling
  10. Aerosol therapy
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Interactive computer modules