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

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

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Distinguishes between the different modes of ventilation.
  • Interprets waveforms accurately.
Description -
Fourth of seven instruction and evaluation in topics paralleling content in courses in the respiratory therapy program. Content to include invasive and non-invasive ventilation strategies and management, arterial blood gases,and innovative approaches to the management of ARDS. 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. PB840 ventilator
  2. Capnography computer
  3. Arterial blood gases part I and II
  4. Weaning from mechanical ventilation
  5. Non-invasive PPV in acute respiratory failure
  6. Innovative approaches to the management of ARDS
  7. Volume vs. pressure control
  8. Ventilator induced lung injury
  9. Management of oxygen
  10. Permissive hypercapnia
  11. Auto-peep
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Computers, network printer, projectors, and videotape player.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. PB840 ventilator online training module
  2. Capnography computer module
  3. Arterial blood gases part I and II training modules
  4. Weaning from mechanical ventilation computer module
  5. Non-invasive PPV in acute respiratory failure computer module
  6. Innovative approaches to the management of ARDS computer module
  7. Volume vs. pressure control MidiSim computer module
  8. Ventilator induced lung injury MidiSim computer module
  9. Management of oxygen MidiSim computer module
  10. Permissive hypercapnia MidiSim computer module
  11. Auto-peep MidiSim computer module
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Computer administered and scored examinations.
  2. Quizzes.
Representative Text(s) -
Wilkins, Robert, James Stoller and Robert 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 based learning. Media materials will provide an alternative learning resource for non-traditional students.
 
Lab Content -
  1. PB840 ventilator
  2. Capnography computer
  3. Arterial blood gases part I and II
  4. Weaning from mechanical ventilation
  5. Non-invasive PPV in acute respiratory failure
  6. Innovative approaches to the management of ARDS
  7. Volume vs. pressure control
  8. Ventilator induced lung injury
  9. Management of oxygen
  10. Permissive hypercapnia
  11. Auto-peep
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Interactive computer modules.