RET: Respiratory Care

Courses

Credit(s)ContactLab

RET 1025C. PRINCIPLES OF RESPIRATORY CARE.

646

Prerequisite: Acceptance to Respiratory Care A.S. Degree program. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BSC 2093C Course and laboratory experience designed for beginning respiratory care student. Introduction and working knowledge of state of the art: basic principles of equipment operation and therapeutic objectives for administration of medical gases, humidity, aerosol, therapy modalities and airway management. This course includes learning activity designed to ensure competence in oral communication. (Special Fee: $80.00).

RET 1264C. PRINCIPLES OF MACHANICAL VENTILATION.

433

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in RET 1275C, RET 1295C and RET 1450C Functions of advanced respiratory equipment including: negative and positive pressure mechanical ventilators, indications, initiation, monitoring, management and complications. Bedside assessment and evaluation prior to and during weaning from ventilator support. (Special Fee: $41.00).

RET 1275C. CLINICAL CARE TECHNIQUES.

433

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in RET 1025C and RET 1485C Presents basic principles and essential skills necessary to perform patient care safely and effectively. Includes medical asepsis, terminology, communication, patient assessment and position, medical ethics, and behavioral problems unique to patients with respiratory illness. Orientation to clinical rotation. Student must maintain C through didactic portion to participate in clinical setting. (Special Fee: $56.00).

RET 1295C. CHEST MEDICINE.

433

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in RET 1025C and RET 1485C Respiratory care students investigate nature and cause of cardiopulmonary diseases that involve changes in structure and function. Presents etiology, clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, lab data and treatment for major chronic and acute pulmonary disease entities. This course includes learning activity designed to ensure competence in oral communication. (Special Fee: $72.00).

RET 1450C. BASIC PHYSIOLOGY MONITORING.

323

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in RET 1025C and RET 1485C Emphasis on basic diagnostic and monitoring principles used in determining clinical evaluation of patients. Cardiopulmonary assessment using electrocardiography, chest roentgenography and lab test. (Special Fee: $43.00).

RET 1485C. CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSIOLOGY.

433

Prerequisite: Acceptance to Respiratory Care A.S. Degree program. Includes pulmonary functions: normal ventilation and regulation of respiration, response to gases and ions, lung reflexes and ventilatory and mechanical factors. Also includes pulmonary circulation, gas diffusion, manifestations of disease and blood gas analysis. (Special Fee: $12.00).

RET 1874L. CLINICAL PRACTICE I.

4024

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in RET 1275C, RET 1295C and RET 1450C Student assigned clinical tasks in patient floor care under supervision of staff respiratory therapist or clinical instructor. (Special Fee: $50.00).

RET 1875L. CLINICAL PRACTICE II.

4024

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in RET 1264C and RET 1874L Student assigned clinical practice in intensive care, cardiac care, progressive care and emergency room units under supervision of staff respiratory therapist or clinical instructor. Emphasis on volume ventilators and advanced patient care, pediatric/neonatal as well as adult. (Special Fee: $109.00).

RET 2244C. LIFE SUPPORT.

323

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in RET 1264C and RET 1874L Emphasis on advanced cardiopulmonary assessment diagnostic and monitoring techniques. Stresses cardiopulmonary thermodynamics, advanced pulmonary function studies and innovations. (Special Fee: $31.00).

RET 2350C. RESPIRATORY PHARMACOLOGY.

433

Pre-requisite: BSC 2094C or department approval; and acceptance to the Respiratory Care A.S. Degree Program. History of pharmacology, regulatory agencies and regulations concerning use of drugs. Drug action, absorption, distribution, and use in human body. Emphasis on respiratory drugs, cardiac drugs and related drugs therapist is exposed to in a hospital.

RET 2714C. PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY CARE.

433

Prerequisite: RET 1264C or departmental approval. Instruction includes the following areas: development and physiology of fetal and neonate lung; perinatal circulation; neonatal pulmonary disorders; treatment of perinatal patients with respiratory care techniques and pediatric respiratory therapy. (Special Fee: $31.00).

RET 2876L. CLINICAL PRACTICE III.

4024

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in RET 1875L, RET 2244C, and RET 2714C Students are assigned clinical practice in critical care environments under the supervision of a staff respiratory therapist or clinical instructor. An emphasis on mechanical ventilation and hemodynamic monitoring in the adult, pediatric and neonatal population. (Special Fee: $97.00).

RET 2930. SELECTED TOPICS IN RESPIRATORY CARE.

1-3variable

Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Selected topics in respiratory care based on the needs and areas of interest of the class and the professor. May include laboratory and/or field work as part of the class. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied.

RET 3287. CARDIOPULMONARY DIAGNOSTICS.

330

Prerequisite: Admission into the Cardiopulmonary Program and Community Health Track or into the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Program. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of non-invasive cardiopulmonary diagnostic procedures. These primary diagnostic studies include cardiopulmonary exercise testing, non-invasive cardiac and respiratory diagnostics and monitoring, with an emphasis on data analysis and clinical application.

RET 3354. MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY.

303

Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Respiratory Care or A.S. Degree in Cardiovascular Technology, and state or national credential within discipline. This course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of pharmaceutical therapy for acute and chronic illness in patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Topics will include the identification of drug classes, administration techniques, and elimination of the drug by the body, as well as research and development.

RET 3536. CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILITATION.

330

Prerequisite: A.S. Degree is Respiratory Care or A.S. Degree in Cardiovascular Technology, and state or national credential within discipline. This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Students will learn how to optimize the quality of life for chronically ill patients with cardiopulmonary disease through rehabilitation, education and outpatient management.

RET 3715. NEONATAL MEDICINE.

330

Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Respiratory Care or A.S. Degree in Cardiovascular Technology, and state or national credential within discipline. This course will provide students an overview of fetal and neonatal development and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system. Normal and abnormal physiology, diagnostics, and possible treatment available to the neonatal patient will be discussed. An examination of trends and technology utilized for neonatal care will be researched.

RET 4034. PROBLEMS IN PATIENT MANAGEMENT.

330

Prerequisite: Admission into the Cardiopulmonary Program and Community Health Track or into the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Program. This course provides an overview of health care delivery as it relates to the management of patient care within acute care facilities, long term care, outpatient centers and home care environments. An overview of the US health care system will be provided, along with an exploration of barriers to health care access and the impact on health status.

RET 4440C. CARDIAC ULTRASOUND I.

323

Prerequisite: Admission to the B.S. degree program in Cardiopulmonary Sciences and Non-Invasive Cardiology Track. This course presents an introduction to non-invasive cardiology, including those tests performed for the purpose of the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The course is designed to introduce students to the physics of ultrasound technology, as well as medical sonography where students can apply the use of scanning cardiac circulation, cardiac valves and myocardium. (Special Fee: $25.00).

RET 4441C. CARDIAC ULTRASOUND II.

323

Prerequisite: Min grade of C in RET 4440C This course presents an introduction to specialized non-invasive cardiology, standards of patient care, current and emerging technologies, clinical integration of data, protocols, pathophysiology and therapeutic measures will be emphasized. (Special Fee: $25.00).

RET 4443. CARDIAC ULTRASOUND PHYSICS.

220

Prerequisite: Admission to the BSCARDIO Program and Cardiac Ultrasound Concentration or Echocardiography Advanced Technical Certificate Corequisite: RET 4440C This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of cardiac ultrasound Physics from its function to its use in diagnosing cardiac states. Students will learn how to use both the tools of the ultrasound machines to their optimum. They will be also be learning to provide accurate data to the reading cardiologist.

RET 4444C. CARDIAC ULTRASOUND III.

321

Prerequisite: Admission to the BSCARDIO Program, Cardiac Ultrasound Concentration or Echocardiography Advanced Technical Certificate and RET 4440C, RET 4640, RET 4441C, RET 4942L and RET 4943L Corequisite: RET 4944L This course emphasizes the theory and clinical application of tools used in advanced cardiac ultrasound procedures. This includes the clinical integration of data, protocols, pathophysiology and therapeutic measures for specialized echocardiographic techniques such as; TEE, Stress echo, Echo contrast, and congenital echocardiography. There will be an emphasis on indications, contraindications, therapeutic measures, patient safety and well-being.

RET 4524. COMMUNITY HEALTH.

330

Prerequisite: Admission into the Cardiopulmonary Program and Community Health Track. This course provides an overview of the public health system. Students will discuss how to provide education involving disease management for acute and chronic cardiopulmonary illness. The course will discuss state and local emergency management, reimbursement, and legislation.

RET 4940. COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICE LEARNING.

110

Prerequisite: Admission into the Cardiopulmonary Program and Community Health Track. RET 4524 Corequisites: RET 4524 This course is designed to provide students with community health partners in order to promote, support, and deliver quality healthcare for our patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Students will learn how engaging ideas to solve problems in healthcare delivery, access and prevention are addressed. Students can expect to complete 80 hours of service.

RET 4942L. CARDIAC ULTRASOUND CLINICAL PRACTICE I.

2016

Prerequisite: Admission to the B.S. degree program in Cardiopulmonary Sciences and Non-Invasive Cardiology Track. RET 4440C This course provides an introduction to non-invasive cardiac diagnostic modalities in the clinical setting, including observation, pre and post-procedure activities and performance, under supervision, basic echocardiographic examinations, including 2-D mode and Doppler.

RET 4943L. CARDIAC ULTRASOUND CLINICAL PRACTICE II.

2016

Prerequisite: Admission into the B.S. degree program in Cardiopulmonary Sciences and Non-Invasive Cardiology Track. Corequisite or Prerequisite: RET 4441C This course continues the development of skills and concepts begun in Clinical Practice I and provides an introduction to specialized echocardiographic techniques in the clinical setting, including observation, pre and post-procedure activities, and participation in the performance, under supervision, of specialized echocardiographic techniques such as TEE, Stress, contrast and congenital echocardiography.

RET 4944L. CARDIAC ULTRASOUND CLINICAL PRACTICE III.

3240

Prerequisite: Admission to the BSCARDIO Program, Cardiac Ultrasound Concentration or Advanced Technical Certificate in Echocardiography and RET 4440C, RET 4640, RET 4441C, RET 4942L and RET 4943L. Corequisite: RET 4444C This course will introduce the student to the clinical application of advanced echocardiographic tools used clinically in the hospital setting. Final objective being the performance and use of these tools by the sonographer. Students can expect to spend 360 hours in clinical practice during the semester.