Respiratory Care (RSP)

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RSP 100 Respiratory Pharmacology3 Credit hours   

Introduces the student to basic pharmacology of medicines used in respiratory care and physiological implications on the human body.

Pre-req: BSC 227 (may be taken concurrently) and BSC 228 and BSC 250 and RSP 101 and RSP 102 and RSP 102L.

Concurrent PR: BSC 227
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RSP 101 Intro to Respiratory Care3 Credit hours   

Introduces the student to the history of respiratory care and professional organizations. Emphasis is on the role of the respiratory therapist as a member of the health care team.

Pre-req: BSC 227 and BSC 228.

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RSP 102 Intro Resp Care Procedures3 Credit hours   

Administration of medical gases, humidity and aerosol therapy with emphasis on the handling of medical gases and safety in administration. Techniques of therapeutic procedures used in respiratory care are included.

Pre-req: BSC 227 and BSC 228.

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RSP 102L Respiratory Lab1 Credit hour   

Administration of medical gases, humidity and aerosol therapy with emphasis on the handling of medical gases and safety in administration. Techniques of therapeutic procedures used in respiratory care are included.

Pre-req: BSC 227 and BSC 228.

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RSP 200B Concepts of Respiratory Care5 Credit hours   

Designed for the board certified and state licensed CRT to enter into advanced respiratory practice. Emphasis is on concepts and principles for professional practice as an RRT.

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RSP 201 Pulmonary Pathophys3 Credit hours   

Emphasis is placed on the etiology, signs and symptoms, pathology, clinical manifestations, sequellae, and treatment. The respiratory therapist's role in the recognition and treatment of pulmonary diseases is highlighted.

Pre-req: BSC 227 and BSC 228 and BSC 250 and RSP 101 and RSP 102 and RSP 102L.

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RSP 202 Mech Vent Tech & MGT3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the fundamentals of mechanical ventilation techniques and terminology. Monitoring and the ability to solve clinical problems relating to mechanical ventilation are emphasized. Lab included.

Pre-req: BSC 227 and BSC 228 and BSC 250 and RSP 101 and RSP 102 and RSP 102L.

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RSP 203 Respiratory Internship I4 Credit hours   

Emphasis is on information gathering from the patient record, physical evaluation of the patient and basic respiratory interventions.

Pre-req: BSC 227 and BSC 228 and BSC 250 and RSP 101 and RSP 102 and RSP 102L.

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RSP 204 Pulmonary Rehab/Home Care1 Credit hour   

Emphasis on the care of the patient with long term pulmonary disability requiring home care. Psychosocial and physical needs are addressed with emphasis of quality of life and cardiopulmonary reserve.

Pre-req: RSP 203.

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RSP 205 Cardiopulmonary Diag3 Credit hours   

Emphasis on advanced techniques of pulmonary function testing. Topics include lung volume determination, diffusion/distribution of ventilation, invasive and non invasive methods of arterial blood gas sampling, analysis, and interpretation.

Pre-req: RSP 203.

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RSP 206 Neonatal/Pediatric Care3 Credit hours   

Provide knowledge of neonatal/pediatric patients; fetal cardiopulmonary development and changes at birth, care methods used and evaluation of neonatal and pediatric patients are covered.

Pre-req: RSP 100 and RSP 201 and RSP 202 and RSP 203.

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RSP 207 Intro Critical Care MGT3 Credit hours   

Designed to provide the student with knowledge of airway management, transtrachael oxygen therapy and aspiration, broncholscopy, thoracentisis, pleural chest tubes, arterial lines, ABG interpretation and analysis, transports, and electrocardiogram interpretation.

Pre-req: RSP 100 and RSP 201 and RSP 202 and RSP 203.

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RSP 208 Respiratory Care Seminar1 Credit hour   

Introduces the student to NBRC exam taking skills, mock examinations of the NBRC matrix, realistic clinical problems and situations with emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving.

Pre-req: RSP 100 and RSP 201 and RSP 202 and RSP 203.

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RSP 209 Respiratory Internship II4 Credit hours   

Emphasis is on supervised practice of humidity and aerosol therapy, aerosol drug therapy, lung inflation therapy and techniques used in electrocardiography.

Pre-req: RSP 100 and RSP 201 and RSP 202 and RSP 203.

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RSP 210 Respiratory Internship III4 Credit hours   

Emphasis is on supervised practice of arterial blood gas sampling and analysis, arterial line management, chest tube management, ECGs observation of hemodynamic measurement and monitoring, IABP management.

Pre-req: RSP 100 and RSP 201 and RSP 202 and RSP 203 and RSP 209.

Co-req: RSP 303, RSP 309
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RSP 211 Dynamics of Pulmonary2 Credit hours   

Emphasis is placed on the interaction of systems in gas exchange and renal involvement in acid base balance.

Pre-req: RSP 100 and RSP 201 and RSP 202 and RSP 203.

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RSP 212 Acute/Chronic Pulmonary Mgt3 Credit hours   

This is a 3 hour couse with emphasis placed on pulmonary function testing/interpretation and care of a patient with long term pulmonary disability requiring home care and rehabilitation.

Pre-req: RSP 100 and RSP 201 and RSP 202 and RSP 203.

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RSP 301 Intro Resp Care MGT3 Credit hours   

Introduces the student to the basic principles of management in the respiratory care department. Includes theory, scope of management, quality issues, budgeting, personnel issues, evaluation and application of management concept.

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RSP 302 Respiratory Internship IV4 Credit hours   

Emphasis is on cardiopulmonary assessment and treatment of trauma, post-surgical, cardiac, renal, neonatal and pediatric patients with refinement of monitoring procedures and interpretation of data.

Pre-req: RSP 206 and RSP 207 and RSP 208 and RSP 209 and RSP 211 and RSP 212.

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RSP 303 Clinical Respiratory Education3 Credit hours   

Designed as an introduction to clinical teaching in a respiratory care program. Emphasis is on instructional and evaluation strategies and development of performance objectives.

Pre-req: RSP 206 and RSP 207 and RSP 208 and RSP 209 and RSP 211 and RSP 212.

Co-req: RSP 308
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RSP 304 Adv Neonatal & Pediatrics3 Credit hours   

Advanced study of neonatal/pediatric pathophysiology including parenchymal disease, obstructive airway disease, lesions of the lungs and airways, congenital abnormalities, respiratory distress syndrome, apnea disorders, neurological disorders and trauma. (PR: RSP 206)

Pre-req: RSP 303 and RSP 308.

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RSP 305 Resp Cost MGT & Solutions3 Credit hours   

Introduces the student to cost solutions for respiratory departments. Topics include annual budgets, purchasing decisions, effective staffing, inventory and supply controls and cost-containment methods.

Co-req: RSP 306
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RSP 306 Resp Care Performance Improv3 Credit hours   

Provides basic principles associated with Total Quality Management (TQM) and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) to aid in problem identification and quality problem-solving for respiratory care departments.

Co-req: RSP 305
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RSP 307 Adv Tech Adult Critical Care4 Credit hours   

Emphasis is on current respiratory care procedures for the critically ill adult patient with exploration into newer techniques.

Pre-req: RSP 303 and RSP 308.

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RSP 308 Resp Mgt & Quality Improvement3 Credit hours   

This course introduces the student to basic management principles of a respiratory department. Discussion includes, scope of management, quality issues, budgeting, personnel issues, and evaluation and application of management concepts.

Pre-req: RSP 206 and RSP 207 and RSP 208 and RSP 209 and RSP 211 and RSP 212.

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RSP 314 Adv Mechanical Ventilation3 Credit hours   

Advanced theory and application of mechanical ventilation. Study of various mechanical ventilators and artificial airways, with major emphasis placed on all aspects of the management of the patient-ventilator system.

Pre-req: RSP 202 with a minimum grade of D.

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RSP 401 Intro to Sleep Disorders4 Credit hours   

Designed to teach how a polysomnogram is performed, the major categories of sleep disorders, the presenting symptoms of sleep apnea, narcolepsy, psycholphysiological insomnia and sleep disturbance due to depression.

Pre-req: RSP 303 and RSP 308.

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RSP 402 Respiratory MGT3 Credit hours   

Designed to examine respiratory care in rual America. This course will address the key issues confronting rural respiratory healthcare today, examine the causes and develop solutions to the issues.

Pre-req: RSP 302 and RSP 303 and RSP 304 and RSP 307 and RSP 308.

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RSP 403 Respiratory Care Research3 Credit hours   

Designed to provide the student knowledge about survey of research problems, methods, and designs utilized in respiratory care, with emphasis on data presentation and analysis.

Pre-req: RSP 302 and RSP 303 and RSP 304 and RSP 307 and RSP 308 and (STA 225 or MGT 218 or PSY 223 or EDF 417 or BSC 417).

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RSP 404 Adv Respiratory Care Practicum4 Credit hours   

Advanced respiratory techniques and management for clients across the life-span.

Pre-req: RSP 302 and RSP 303 and RSP 304 and RSP 307 and RSP 308 and (STA 225 or MGT 218 or PSY 223 or EDF 417 or BSC 417).

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RSP 405 Flight/Hyperbaric Care3 Credit hours   

Advanced respiratory techniques related to physiologic stressors impacting patient care due to atmospheric impact and pressure gradients and unique hazards in these environments to patients and staff.

Co-req: RSP 420
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RSP 406 Community Respiratory Care3 Credit hours   

Designed for the student to provide care in a variety of settings including clinics, schools and other settings utilizing principles of public health and client and family teaching.

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RSP 407 Clinical Decision Making3 Credit hours   

The course focuses on gathering appropriate clinical information to make evidence-based decisions in the treatment for respiratory care diseases.

Pre-req: RSP 201 with a minimum grade of D.

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RSP 420 Bison image  Capstone in Respiratory Care5 Credit hours   

Role synthesis practicum incorporating provider of care, coordinator of care, member of profession and leadership roles.

Pre-req: RSP 302 and RSP 303 and RSP 307 and RSP 308 and (STA 225 or MGT 218 or PSY 223 or EDF 417 or BSC 417).

Attributes: Capstone Course
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RSP 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics not available in other courses.

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RSP 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics not available in other courses.

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RSP 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics not available in other courses.

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RSP 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Study of topics not available in other courses.

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RSP 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Course will consist of directed and independent readings, directed and independent research, problem reports, or tutorials. Will allow students to complete individualized learning in respiratory care.

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RSP 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Course will consist of directed and independent readings, directed and independent research, problem reports, or tutorials. Will allow students to complete individualized learning in respiratory care.

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RSP 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Course will consist of directed and independent readings, directed and independent research, problem reports, or tutorials. Will allow students to complete individualized learning in respiratory care.

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RSP 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Course will consist of directed and independent readings, directed and independent research, problem reports, or tutorials. Will allow students to complete individualized learning in respiratory care.

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