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

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

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Interprets information and accurately suggests treatment in clinical simulations for patients with cardiopulmonary and pulmonary conditions.
  • Student will be able to state indications, application and risks involved with the placement of Chest tubes.
Description -
Sixth of seven media instruction and evaluation in topics paralleling content taught in courses in the respiratory therapy program. Topics covered include: COPD/Mechanical Ventilation, Head Injury, Acute Congestive Heart Failure,Near Drowning, Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Hypothermia with Cardiac Arrest,COPD/Home Care & Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Intended for students in the respiratory therapy program.

Course Objectives -
The goal of this course is to 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.
  1. COPD/Mechanical ventilation
  2. Head injury
  3. Acute congestive heart failure
  4. Pediatric near drowning
  5. Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  6. Hypothermia with cardiac arrest
  7. COPD/Home care and pulmonary rehabilitation
  8. Chest tubes and chest drainage systems
  9. Innovative approaches in the management of ARDS
  10. Management of asthma
  11. Pulmonary rehabilitation
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Computers, network printer, projectors, and videotape player.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
The course content includes information gathering and Decision making for 11 different patients whose diagnoses and classifications are listed below.
  1. COPD/Mechanical ventilation clinical simulation
  2. Head injury clinical simulation
  3. Acute congestive heart failure clinical simulation
  4. Pediatric near drowning clinical simulation
  5. Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  6. Hypothermia with cardiac arrest clinical simulation
  7. COPD/Home care and pulmonary rehabilitation clinical simulation
  8. Chest tubes and chest drainage systems computer module
  9. Innovative approaches in the management of ARDS computer module
  10. Management of asthma computer module
  11. Pulmonary rehabilitation computer module
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Computer administered and scored examinations.
  2. Quizzes.
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 -
Computer based learning.
 
Lab Content -
  1. COPD/Mechanical ventilation
  2. Head injury
  3. Acute congestive heart failure
  4. Pediatric near drowning
  5. Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  6. Hypothermia with cardiac arrest
  7. COPD/Home care and pulmonary rehabilitation
  8. Chest tubes and chest drainage systems
  9. Innovative approaches in the management of ARDS
  10. Management of asthma
  11. Pulmonary rehabilitation
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Interactive computer modules