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

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

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Identifies Breath sounds correctly.
  • Analyzes arterial blood gases.
Description -
Third of seven courses paralleling content taught in courses in the respiratory therapy program. Focus on Assessments and data evaluation. 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. Age appropriate considerations
  2. Assessment of the cardiopulmonary patient
  3. Fluid, electrolyte and acid base balance
  4. The complete chest exam
  5. Acute laryngotraceobronchitis
  6. Muscular dystrophy
  7. Auscultation of breath sounds
  8. Arterial blood gas interpretation
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Computers, network printer, projectors, and videotape player.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Age appropriate considerations interactive courseware
  2. Assessment of the cardiopulmonary patient interactive courseware
  3. Fluid, electrolyte and acid base balance module
  4. The complete chest exam module
  5. Acute laryngotracheobronchitis pediatric clinical simulation
  6. Muscular dystrophy pediatric clinical simulation
  7. Auscultation of breath sounds computer module
  8. Arterial blood gas interpretation computer module
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 9780323036573

Disciplines -
Respiratory Therapy
 
Method of Instruction -
Interactive computer modules. Media materials will provide an alternative learning resource for non-traditional students.
 
Lab Content -
  1. Age appropriate considerations
  2. Assessment of the cardiopulmonary patient
  3. Fluid, electrolyte and acid base balance
  4. The complete chest exam
  5. Acute laryngotraceobronchitis
  6. Muscular dystrophy
  7. Auscultation of breath sounds
  8. Arterial blood gas interpretation
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Interactive computer modules.