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RSPC 350: Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care This course will emphasize the diagnosis and care of the neonatal and pediatrics patients in the intensive care setting. Mechanical ventilation of the neonate will be stressed. 3 credits, Spring RSPC 385: Homecare/Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation This course will include presentations and discussions of objectives, methods and expectations of homecare and cardio/pulmonary rehabilitation. Current issues in pulmonary rehabilitation will be discussed. The course will present various community agencies that provide and assist with chronic health problems. Included will be issues in patient/family education. Prerequisite: departmental consent 2 credits, Spring RSPC 390: Pulmonary Function Testing This course explores the use of various tests used to measure lung function with an emphasis on lung volume tests and spirometry evaluation. Some time will be spent in the laboratory and at the bedside utilizing equipment to measure lung mechanics. 1 credit RSPC 393: Special Topics in Respiratory Care This is an elective course. The course is developed by faculty around specific areas of interest. Outcomes may be developed by the faculty or mutually by student and faculty. 3 credits RSPC 404: Clinical Practicum IV This clinical will assist the student in synthesizing the skills learned throughout their course of study in the areas of intensive care unit, management, patient education and homecare. Prerequisite: RSPC 303 2-6 credits, Spring RSPC 414: Advanced Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology This course is a continuation of RSPC 314 with an expansion on chest radiography and hemodynamics. Prerequisite: RSPC 317 3 credits, Spring RSPC 421: Advanced Cardiopulmonary Assessment This course will be a continuation of the RSPC 321 course where advanced skills are taught in the area of Critical Care. Prerequisite: RSPC 321 3 credits, Spring RSPC 426: Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Assessment The physiological basis of the electrocardiograph will be presented. All the major arrhythmias will be emphasized. At the end of the course the student will be able to perform a basic analysis of the twelve lead EKG. A brief overview of echocardiography will also be included. Prerequisite: RSPC 317 2 credits, Fall Polysomnography Certificate The Respiratory Care Program is now offering a certificate in Polysomnography. Students must be admitted to this certificate option. This would include Respiratory Care Bachelor’s degree candidates or students holding an Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Care and eligible to take the Certified Respiratory Care practitioner exam (CRT). RSPC 361: Polysomnography Science I This course is designed to provide both didactic and laboratory training for entry-level personnel in the basics of Polysomnographic Technology. Students will become familiar with medical terminology, instrumentation setup and calibration, recording and monitoring techniques, documentation, professional issues, and patient-technologist interactions related to Polysomnographic Technology. Laboratory sessions will provide practical experience in the skills required of an entry-level Polysomnographic Technologist. Corequisite: RSPC 362 2 credits, Fall RSPC 362: Polysomnography Clinical I This course is designed to provide clinical experience and training for entry-level personnel in

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015  
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