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 -
Information gathering and decision making in the management of patients with acute and chronic respiratory conditions. Intended for students in the respiratory therapy program.
Prerequisite: RSPT 61A.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Obtain patient data, evaluate patient data and make recommendations
  2. Manipulate equipment by order or protocol including infection and quality control
  3. Initiate and modify therapeutic procedures
  4. Show competence in managing various respiratory disorders by successfully completing information gathering and decision making segments of clinical simulations
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
General Respiratory Care Textbooks and Medical Terminology Text. Apple Macintosh and PC computers.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Review patient data and make recommendations
    1. Patient history
    2. physical examination
    3. Laboratory data
    4. Pulmonary function results
    5. Blood gas results
    6. Imaging studies
    7. Monitoring data
    8. Cardiac monitoring
    9. Maternal and perinatal /neonatal history and data
    10. Sleep study results
    11. Inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation
    12. Patient interview
    13. Patient's learning needs
    14. Review radiographs
    15. Perform procedures
    16. Interpret procedure results
    17. Recommend procedures to obtain additional data
  2. Equipment manipulation, infection and quality control
    1. Manipulate equipment by order
    2. Ensure infection control
    3. Perform quality control procedures
  3. Initiation and modification of therapeutic procedures
    1. Maintain records and communicate information
    2. Maintain a patent airway including care of artificial airways
    3. Remove bronchopulmonary secretions
    4. Achieve adequate respiratory support
    5. Evaluate patient's response to respiratory care
    6. Independently modify procedures based on patient response
    7. Recommend modifications to the patient's care plan
    8. Initiate, conduct or modify respiratory care techniques in an emergency setting
    9. Act as an assistant to the physician performing special procedures
    10. Initiate and conduct pulmonary rehabilitation and home care
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Methods of instruction will include computer administered and scored examinations.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Wilkins, Stoller and Kacmarek Egan. Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, 9th ed, Mosby 2009 ISBN 978-0-323-03657-3

8. Disciplines -
Respiratory Therapy
9. Method of Instruction -
Computer based learning.
10. Lab Content -
Self study computer modules.
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: 2014-03-22 14:53:00

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines