2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Respiratory Care Therapist

RESP 102 – 4 Credits
Basic Respiratory Care

Introduces fundamental principles of respiratory care; covers patient assessment, medical gas therapy, respiratory pharmacology, sterilization, and microbiology. Includes laboratory practice with equipment necessary to develop basic techniques. 4 lecture hours a week, 3 hours laboratory a week. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: Admission into the program Lab fee: $30.00

RESP 103 – 3 Credits
Therapeutics and Pathology

Provides a knowledge base of the pathology of the respiratory system; emphasizes various treatment modalities. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: RESP 102; RESP 104 taken concurrently Lab fee: $60.00

RESP 104 – 3 Credits
Clinical Practicum I

Enables students to learn and perform under close supervision the skills taught in lecture and the laboratory. Emphasizes patient assessment, oxygen delivery systems, and bronchial hygiene techniques. 8 hours of clinical and 3 hours of lab each week. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: RESP 102; Corequisite: RESP 103 Lab fee: $30.00

RESP 200 – 2 Credits
Clinical Practicum II

Provides continued practice in the skills necessary to practice respiratory care in the general care setting; provides an introduction to critical care concepts and practice. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: RESP 103 and RESP 104 Lab fee: $30.00

RESP 201 – 3 Credits
Specialized Assessment of Oxygenation and Ventilation

Introduces cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology and the diagnostic procedures necessary in the assessment of oxygenation, ventilation, and cardiac function. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring). Lab Fee: $30.00

Prerequisites: RESP 201, RESP 202, and RESP 203 must be taken concurrently

RESP 202 – 4 Credits
Principles of Ventilation Management

Provides a theoretical and mechanical basis of the principles and practices of ventilator support; also covers pressure and volume ventilation. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring). Lab Fee: $30.00

Prerequisites: RESP 103; RESP 104, RESP 200, RESP 201, and RESP 203 taken concurrently

RESP 203 – 5 Credits
Clinical Practicum III

Introduces the coronary, medical, and surgical intensive care units; provides practice with the equipment necessary to develop advanced technical skills. 15 hours of clinical and 3 hours of lab each week. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: RESP 102, RESP 103, RESP 104, and RESP 200; Corequisites: RESP 201 and RESP 202 Lab fee: $30.00

RESP 204 – 4 Credits
Advanced Principles and Practices of Respiratory Care

Introduces respiratory care specialty areas to include: pulmonary function testing, arterial blood gas monitoring equipment, respiratory pathology, and cardiac drugs. 4 lecture hours a week. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: RESP 201, RESP 202, and RESP 203; RESP 205 and RESP 206 must be taken concurrently Lab fee: $30.00

RESP 205 – 3 Credits
Respiratory Care Specialists

Explores a variety of topics, to include neonatology, pulmonary rehabilitation, home care, diagnostic techniques, polysomnography, and hyperbaric medicine. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: RESP 201, RESP 202, and RESP 203; RESP 204 and RESP 206 must be taken concurrently

RESP 206 – 5 Credits
Clinical Practicum IV

Provides the student with experience in a variety of advanced clinical settings; covers pulmonary function, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, home care, pediatric, and neonatal care. 15 hours of clinical and 3 hours of lab each week. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: RESP 201, RESP 202, and RESP 203; Corequisites: RESP 204 and RESP 205