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Respiratory Therapy Courses

1004
RET

Introduction to Science I

This one credit course will introduce fundamental principles, theories, and laws of chemistry relevant to the respiratory therapy practitioner.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1005
RET

Respiratory Microbiology

A review of microbiology as it relates to the profession of respiratory care. Topics include microbiological identification, surveillance, and equipment processing.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1024
RET

Respiratory Therapy I

Prerequisite: Program acceptance. Corequisite: *RET1024L, *RET1832. This introductory course will cover the practice and basic concepts of respiratory vital signs, patient assessment, medical gas therapy, oxygen therapy, humidity, aerosol, and hyperinflation therapies.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1024L
RET

Respiratory Therapy I Lab

$55.00 lab fee Corequisite: *RET1024, *RET1832. This lab complements the lecture in RET 1024. This course will introduce the student to the practice and basic concepts of respiratory therapy. Topics will include professional ethics, diversity, licensure and credentialing, infection control, vital signs, patient assessment, medical gas therapy, oxygen therapy, humidity, aerosol, and hyperinflation therapies.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 4

1264
RET

Respiratory Therapy II

Prerequisites: *RET1024, *RET1024L, *RET1832. Corequisites: RET1264L/1272L, RET1833. This course will cover the theory, practice and mastery of equipment used in hyperinflation therapy, pulmonary mechanics, bronchial hygiene therapies, medication nebulizer therapy, airway care, and arterial blood gas analysis.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1264L
RET

Respiratory Therapy II Lab

$121.00 lab fee Prerequisites: *RET1024, *RET1024L, *RET1832. Corequisites: RET1264, RET1833. This lab complements the lecture in RET 1264. Through practice and performance tests the student will demonstrate the mastery of equipment used in Hyperinflation Therapy, Pulmonary Mechanics, Bronchial Hygiene Therapies, Medication Nebulizer Therapy, Airway Care, and Arterial Blood Gas Analysis. Simulations are used to practice information gathering and decision making in respiratory therapy scenarios.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 4

1295
RET

Clinical Respiratory Medicine I

This course is an introduction to the study of pulmonary diseases including etiology, detection, treatment, prognosis of a variety of cardiopulmonary diseases. Case studies and simulations will be utilized to enhance student learning.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1350
RET

Pulmonary Pharmacology I

This course will introduce the student to pulmonary pharmacology with primary emphasis on medications used in the field of Respiratory Care. Principles of drug action, bronchodilators, mediator antagonists, and corticosteroids will be covered.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1483
RET

Pulmonary Assessment I

Physician lectures on patient assessment, physical exams, chest x-rays, breath sounds, ABG, and PFT evaluations.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1485
RET

Pulmonary Physiology

An introductory course covering the function of the respiratory system including ventilatory mechanics, gas transport, acid base physiology, neural/chemical regulation of breathing, ventilation perfusion relationships, and cardiac anatomy.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1832
RET

Respiratory Therapy Clinical I

Corequisites: RET1024, RET1024L. The primary emphasis for the clinic semester is to allow students the opportunity to become oriented to different clinical facilities, observing as many procedures as possible. All procedures in the clinical facility require completion of both a lab and clinical competency validation. Any hands on experience requires direct supervision from the clinical instructor and should be limited to hand washing, charting, medical terminology, basic patient assessment, vital signs, medical gas therapy, humidity, and aerosol.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 4

1833
RET

Respiratory Therapy Clinical II

Prerequisites: *RET1024, *RET1024L. Corequisites: RET1264, RET1264L/1272L. The primary emphasis for the second clinic semester is for the students to practice hands on skills learned in RET1264L/1272L in the following areas: hyperinflation therapy, pulmonary mechanics, bronchial hygiene therapies, medication nebulizer therapy, airway care, arterial blood gas analysis, and IPPB. All procedures in the clinical facility require completion of both a lab and clinical competency. Any hands on experience require direct supervision from the clinical instructor.

Credit hours: 2
Other hours: 8.533

1930
RET

Selected Topics Seminar I

This course is intended for students to become familiar with the fundamental concepts of basic hemodynamic monitoring and interventional pulmonary procedures (bronchoscopy, thoracentesis, and thoracotomy). This subject material is an essential component for the assessment, care, and treatment of critically ill patients.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1933
RET

Selected Topics Seminar IV

In depth study of selected aspects of respiratory therapy through simulation exercises.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1934
RET

Selected Topics Seminar V

$7.00 lab fee This course provides the student Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1935
RET

Selected Topics Seminar VI

This course will cover the theory, procedures, and selected clinical practice of pulmonary function testing.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1936
RET

Selected Topics Seminar VII

This course will introduce the new and constantly changing concepts and procedures in respiratory care.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

2007
RET

Pulmonary Pharmacology II

Prerequisite: RET1350. This course will continue the study of pulmonary pharmacology to include anti-microbial agents, anti-smoking therapy, neonatal and pediatric drug therapy, critical care and cardiovascular drugs.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2234
RET

Critical Thinking in Respiratory Care

This course examines critical thinking, assessment, and evaluation techniques necessary in the development of respiratory care plans and therapist driven protocols. Case studies and simulations will be utilized to enhance learning.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

2280
RET

Respiratory Therapy IV

Prerequisites: *RET2878, *RET2878L, *RET2834. Corequisites: RET2280L, RET2835. This course will cover advanced modalities of mechanical ventilation wave forms, management of patients in critical care settings, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2280L
RET

Respiratory Therapy IV Lab

$53.00 lab fee Prerequisites: *RET2878, *RET2878L, *RET2834. Corequisites: RET2280, RET2835. This course will prepare students to perform neonatal and infant assessment by recognizing congenital anomalies and managing infant mechanical ventilation. Lab simulations to practice skills required to pass the Neonatal Resuscitation program.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 4

2292
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Clinical Respiratory Medicine II

The continued study of pulmonary disease from RET1295. The introduction of therapist-driven protocols (TDP's) along with an advanced level of understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms activated throughout the respiratory system as a result of anatomic alterations, clinical manifestation of the disease process, and the management or treatment of the disease process. Case studies and simulations will also be utilized to enhance student learning.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

2297
RET

Pulmonary Assessment II

Physician lectures covering assessment of the cardiovascular system, hematology, blood chemistry, and electrolytes.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

2714
RET

Respiratory Therapy V

Prerequisites: *RET2280, *RET2280L, *RET2835. Corequisites: RET2714L, RET2836. This course will prepare students to perform neonatal and infant assessment by recognizing congenital anomalies and managing infant mechanical ventilation.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2714L
RET

Respiratory Therapy V Lab

$202.00 lab fee Prerequisites: *RET2280, *RET2280L, *RET2835. Corequisites: RET2714, RET2836. This lab compliments the lecture in RET2714 emphasizing the latest ventilation techniques for newborns. High Frequency Oscillation Ventilator is set up and titrated for the treatment of RDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome). Lab simulations are key to this course to practice skills for NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program); pig dissection to include umbilical artery catheters and treatment of pneumothorax is included.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 2

2834
RET

Respiratory Therapy Clinical III

Prerequisites: *RET1264, *RET1264L/1272L, *RET1833. Corequisites: RET2878, RET2878L. Emphasis in on critical care procedures, continuous patient monitoring, introduction mechanical ventilation, review and interpretation of EKG's and ABGS.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2835
RET

Respiratory Therapy Clinical IV

Prerequisites: *RET2878, *RET2878L. Corequisites: RET2280, RET2280L. Emphasis is on critical care procedures, mechanical ventilation, review and interpretation of electrocardiogram strips, hemodynamic monitoring, capnography, ventilation waveforms, and management of patients in critical care settings. Interaction is encouraged between the student and other health care providers at the patient's bedside.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2836
RET

Respiratory Therapy Clinical V

Prerequisites: *RET2280, *RET2280L, *RET2835. Corequisites: RET2714, RET2714L. This course consists of 192 supervised clinical hours. The focus is on pediatric and neonatal critical care to include: resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, as well as general care. In addition, students will continue to perfect the skills and procedures covered in RET1024, RET1264, RET2878, RET2280, and RET2714.

Credit hours: 3
Other hours: 12.8

2878
RET

Respiratory Therapy III

Prerequisites: *RET1264, *RET1264L/1272L, *RET1833. Corequisites: RET2878L, RET2834. Emphasis in on critical care procedures, continuous patient monitoring, introduction to mechanical ventilation, review and interpretation of EKG's, and ABGS.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2878L
RET

Respiratory Therapy III Lab

$67.00 lab fee Prerequisites: *RET1264, *RET1264L/1272L, *RET1833. Corequisites: RET2878, RET2834. This lab is taught in conjunction with RET2878 lecture with skills lab demonstrating correct procedures for the following: continuous patient monitoring, mechanical ventilation, airway management, intubation, extubation, suctioning, O2 therapy, EKG's, and ABGS.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 2

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