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SLCC Catalog

   
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Course Descriptions

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Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010 ); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010 ); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990 ).

 

Respiratory Therapy

  
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    RESP 1100 - Introduction to Respiratory Therapy & Medical Terminology

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to the role of a Respiratory Therapist in the hospital setting as a member of the health care team. This course includes the history of the profession, professional organization, credentialing, and licensing agencies. It also includes discussion on medical ethics, communication, legalities, medico-legal issues of health care, medical charting, patient and employee safety, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) regulations, and an introduction to medical terminology, patient assessment and patient care documentation.

    Prerequisite: Completion of all prerequisite courses and admission into the Respiratory Therapy program.
    Semester: Spring


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    RESP 1110 - Cardiopulmonary Structure & Function

    Credits: 3
    Human anatomical structure and function with a concentration on cardiac, pulmonary, and renal structure and function with emphasis on physiology as related to the practice of respiratory care.  This course covers gas laws and physical principles associated with respiratory, gas transport and acid base regulation.  It also covers ventilation, pulmonary mechanics, circulation, hemodynamics, and introduces fetal newborn anatomy and physiology and basic cardiac and renal function.

    Prerequisite: Completion of all prerequisite courses and admission into the Respiratory Therapy program.
    Semester: Spring


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    RESP 1120 - Cardiopulmonary Infections & Diseases

    Credits: 3
    This course covers respiratory-specific infections & diseases, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Universal Precautions recommendations and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens standard. Methods used to protect patients and workers from invasion by pathogenic microbes, how tissues react and restored to normal function. Also covers human diseases, injuries, conditions, and disorders as they relate to respiratory therapy practice. Review of all body systems and the specific clinical applications of respiratory care diagnosis.

    Prerequisite: Completion of all prerequisite courses and admission into the Respiratory Therapy program
    Semester: Spring


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    RESP 1130 - Respiratory Care Therapeutics I

    Credits: 3
    Theory and clinical applications of a wide range of respiratory therapy modalities, including medical gases (including cylinders, regulators, flow metering devices, and liquid oxygen), aerosols, humidity, hyperinflation techniques, chest physiotherapy, and airway clearance techniques. Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are introduced, and students must master clinical indications, contraindications, side-effects, and desired therapeutic outcomes.

    Prerequisite: Completion of all pre-requisite courses and admission into the Respiratory Therapy program
    Recommended Prerequisite: RESP 1135  
    Semester: Spring


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    RESP 1135 - Therapeutics I Laboratory Practical

    Credits: 2
    Introduction to patient care fundamentals, including professionalism, communication techniques, body mechanics, patient interactions, and documentation. Basic equipment design, function, troubleshooting and care of respiratory therapy devices and circuitry used to deliver and monitor therapy, humidity and aerosol therapy, bronchial hygiene, hyperinflation modalities and airway clearance.

    Prerequisite: RESP 1130  
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    RESP 1200 - Respiratory Care Pharmacology

    Credits: 3
    Principles of pharmacology including administration routes and dosage calculation, including sedation management, anesthesia, analgesia, chemotherapeutic agents, specific application of principles associated with aerosolized medications, and topical absorption, as well as a continuation of patient assessment.

    Prerequisite: RESP 1100 RESP 1110 RESP 1120 RESP 1130 , and RESP 1135  
    Semester: Summer


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    RESP 1210 - Cardiopulmonary Injuries & Disorders

    Credits: 3
    This course examines the pathophysiology related to ventilation, perfusion, and oxygenation.  Special emphasis on causes and effects of cardiopulmonary failure including a review of multiple body systems involved in this process.

    Prerequisite: RESP 1100 RESP 1110 RESP 1120 RESP 1130 , and RESP 1135  
    Semester: Summer


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    RESP 1230 - Clinical Practice I

    Credits: 4
    Students are placed in the hospital setting in order to practice clinical application of all skills learned in RESP 1135  and RESP 1225  while developing interaction skills with patients and other members of the health care team. Proficiency must be demonstrated in providing therapies, monitoring and documenting care, and prioritizing to develop time management skills, while students participate in clinical care conferences and in evaluation of the appropriateness of care with respect to Clinical Practice Guidelines.

    Prerequisite: RESP 1100 RESP 1110 RESP 1120 RESP 1130 , and RESP 1135  
    Semester: Summer
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    RESP 2300 - Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics

    Credits: 3
    In-depth review of pulmonary function studies, blood gas analysis and interpretation of arterial, capillary, and mixed venous blood gases. Emphasis on case-based learning and application of diagnostic findings to initiate or modify patient care. Introduction of cardiac assessments and interventions.

    Prerequisite: RESP 1200 RESP 1210 RESP 1220 RESP 1225 , and RESP 1230  
    Semester: Fall


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    RESP 2320 - Critical Care/ACLS

    Credits: 2
    Advanced cardiopulmonary instruction with emphasis on the presentation and management of patients in the Intensive Care Unit and emergency settings. Includes patient assessment and procedures involved in resuscitation  and current practices in advanced life support.

    Prerequisite: RESP 1200 RESP 1210 RESP 1220 RESP 1225 , and RESP 1230  
    Semester: Fall


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    RESP 2330 - Clinical Practice II

    Credits: 4
    Clinical experience emphasizing the provision of mechanical ventilation and assessment of patients in the emergency and intensive care.

    Prerequisite: RESP 1200, 1210, 1220, 1225, 1230
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    RESP 2415 - Pediatric & Neonatal Care Lab Practical

    Credits: 2
    Techniques associated with airway management, ventilatory support, and resuscitation of infants and children, including case-based learning of patient assessment and initiation of appropriate respiratory support.

    Prerequisite: RESP 2300 RESP 2310 RESP 2315 RESP 2320 , and RESP 2330  
    Corequisite: RESP 2410  
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    RESP 2420 - Comprehensive Review

    Credits: 1
    Comprehensive review for the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) exam.

    Prerequisite: RESP 2300, 2310, 2315, 2320, 2330
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    RESP 2430 - Clinical Practice III

    Credits: 5
    Advanced clinical practice providing experience in neonatal intensive care as well as demonstrating competency in adult intensive care, emergency care, and general respiratory care. Clinical rotations include experience in the home care setting and sleep laboratory.

    Prerequisite: RESP 2300 RESP 2310 RESP 2315 RESP 2320 , and RESP 2330  
    Additional Course Fee Required


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