Respiratory Care (RCP)

RCP 110     Intro to Respiratory Care6/4

This course introduces the role of the respiratory care practitioner within interprofessional teams and interacting with diverse populations. Topics include medical gas administration, basic patient assessment, infection control, and medical terminology using proper written and oral communication methods to prepare students for clinical practice. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in respiratory therapy concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

RCP 111     Therapeutics/Diagnostics7/5

This course provides emphasis on therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Topics include applying problem solving strategies in the patient care setting, applying ethical principles in decision making, and practicing professional responsibilities, which will prepare students for clinical practice. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in respiratory therapy concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations.

Prerequisite: Take RCP 110;

Corequisite: None

RCP 112     Patient Management6/4

This course provides entry-level skills in respiratory care procedures in acute and non-acute care settings. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic modalities and physiological effects, monitoring mechanical ventilation, and problem-solving strategies based on evidence-based medicine protocols and clinical practice guidelines. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in respiratory therapy concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations.

Prerequisite: Take RCP 111;

Corequisite: None

RCP 113     RCP Pharmacology2/2

This course covers the drugs used in the treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. Emphasis is placed on the uses, actions, indications, administration, and hazards of pharmacological agents. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence though written evaluations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

RCP 114     C-P Anatomy & Physiology3/3

This course provides a concentrated study of cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology essential to the practice of respiratory care. Emphasis is placed on cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology, acid/base balance, and blood gas interpretation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these concepts through written evaluation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

RCP 115     C-P Pathophysiology2/2

This course introduces the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnoses, prognoses, complications, and management of cardiopulmonary diseases. Emphasis is placed on developing, evaluating, and modifying respiratory care plans based on evidence-based medicine protocols and clinical practice guidelines. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in cardio-pulmonary disease concepts through written evaluations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

RCP 122     Special Practice Lab2/1

This course provides additional laboratory learning opportunities in respiratory care. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic procedures and equipment management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through laboratory evaluations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

RCP 123     Special Practice Lab3/1

This course provides additional laboratory learning opportunities in respiratory care. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic procedures and equipment management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through laboratory evaluations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

RCP 145     RCP Clinical Practice II15/5

This course provides entry-level clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required performance evaluations.

Prerequisite: Take RCP 110;

Corequisite: Take RCP 111;

RCP 154     RCP Clinical Practice III12/4

This course provides entry-level clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required performance evaluations.

Prerequisite: Take RCP 111;

Corequisite: None

RCP 210     Critical Care Concepts6/4

This course provides further refinement of acute patient care and underlying pathophysiology. Topics include a continuation in the application and management of mechanical ventilation, assessment underlying pathophysiology, and introduction of critical care monitoring. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in respiratory therapy concepts and procedures through written, laboratory and/or clinical simulation evaluations.

Prerequisite: Take RCP 111;

Corequisite: None

RCP 211     Adv Monitoring/Procedures6/4

This course includes advanced information gathering and decision making for the respiratory care professional using evidence-based respiratory care protocols. Topics include advanced cardiac monitoring, special procedures, respiratory care protocols, and disease management. Upon completion, students should be able to assess, recommend, and independently modify respiratory care protocols through written, laboratory and/or clinical simulation evaluations.

Prerequisite: Take RCP 210;

Corequisite: None

RCP 213     Neonatal/Ped's Concepts2/2

This course provides comprehensive coverage of the concepts of neonatal and pediatric respiratory care. Emphasis is placed on pathophysiology, patient assessment and special therapeutic needs of neonates and children based on evidence-based medicine protocols and clinical practice guidelines. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the neonatal and pediatric respiratory care concepts through written evaluations.

Prerequisite: Take RCP 111;

Corequisite: None

RCP 215     Career Preparation3/1

This course provides an overview of respiratory therapy concepts in preparation for credentialing exam. Emphasis is placed on registry preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of respiratory therapy and be prepared for successful completion of the credentialing process.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

RCP 222     Special Practice Lab2/1

This course provides additional laboratory learning opportunities in respiratory care. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic procedures and equipment management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through laboratory evaluations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

RCP 234     RCP Clinical Practice IV12/4

This course provides advanced practitioner clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required performance evaluations.

Prerequisite: Take RCP 111;

Corequisite: Take RCP 210;

RCP 245     RCP Clinical Practice V15/5

This course provides advanced practitioner clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required performance evaluations.

Prerequisite: Take RCP 210;

Corequisite: Take RCP 211;