Respiratory Therapy (RES)

RES 250  Concepts of Respiratory Therapy     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Concepts of Respiratory Therapy is a study of the role of the respiratory therapist and foundations for treatments. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in BIO 250 and credit or concurrent enrollment in BIO 375.

RES 300  Cardiopulmonary Assessment     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Study of methods for data collection, assessment, and evaluation necessary for effective treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program.

RES 310  Respiratory Clinical Practice I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Application of respiratory therapy practice with an emphasis on basic therapeutic interventions. 135 hours of clinical practice. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program.

RES 315  Respiratory Diagnostics I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: A study of basic diagnostic studies in the monitoring and evaluation of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RES 300, RES 310, and RES 325.

RES 325  Pharmacology for the Respiratory Therapist     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: A study of pharmacology with an emphasis on medications used in the care of patients with respiratory conditions. Includes does calculations, methods of administration, and recognition of adverse effects. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Respiratory Therapy program.

RES 360  Respiratory Clinical Practice II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Application of respiratory therapy practice in acute care settings with an emphasis on advanced therapeutic interventions. 135 hours of clinical practice. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RES 300, RES 310, and RES 325.

RES 400  Mechanical Ventilation     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: In-depth examination of mechanical ventilation and equipment. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RES 300, RES 310, and RES 325.

RES 405  ACLS/PALS     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Emergency management of adult and pediatric patients. Includes completion of the American Heart Association courses on Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RES 315, RES 360, and RES 400, or department approval.

RES 410  Respiratory Clinical Practice III     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Application of respiratory therapy practice in specialty care environments. 180 hours of clinical practice. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RES 315, RES 360, and RES 400.

RES 415  Respiratory Diagnostics II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: A study of advanced diagnostic studies in the monitoring and evaluation of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. This course builds on content from Respiratory Diagnostics I. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RES 315, RES 360, and RES 400.

RES 425  Neonatal Respiratory Care     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Examination of topics related to the assessment, diagnosis, and management of cardiopulmonary disease in neonatal patients. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RES 315, RES 360, and RES 400.

RES 430  Pediatric Respiratory Care     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Examination of topics related to the assessment, diagnosis, and management of cardiopulmonary disease in pediatric patients. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RES 315, RES 360, and RES 400.

RES 460  Respiratory Clinical Capstone     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Clinical practicum experience that includes application of evidence-based practice in interdisciplinary practice settings. 180 hours of clinical practice. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RES 410, RES 415, RES 425, RES 430.

RES 470  Senior Seminar - NBRC Prep     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: A review of respiratory care and preparation for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Entry Level Therapist Multiple-Choice (TMC) Examination and the advanced Clinical Simulations Exam (CSE). Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RES 410, RES 415, RES 425, and RES 430.