University Bulletin 2017-2018

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Cardiorespiratory Care

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  • CRC 330
    Cardioresp Care Assessmt Skill
    5 cr

    A presentation of patient assessment skills to prepare for subsequent courses in the curriculum. Modules included are chart review and history, vital signs, physical assessment of the chest, chest radiography, laboratory assessment, bedside pulmonary function testing, electrocardiography, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Students are prepared to function in a problem-based learning curriculum. Special Fee.

  • CRC 331
    Respiratory Anatomy-Physiology
    3 cr

    The structure and function of the respiratory system will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on (1)the physiologic ramifications associated with respiratory therapeutic intervention and (2)interrelationships between the pulmonary and renal systems and how these two systems influence and control the body's acid-base status.

  • CRC 332
    Intermittent-Diag Cardio Care
    4 cr

    This course will focus on cases involving patients receiving intermittent respiratory care modalities including oxygen and aerosol therapy, resuscitation, airway care, pharmacology, chest physiotherapy, incentive spirometry, and IPPB. Infection control issues will be included. Diagnostic issues include pulmonary function testing and arterial blood gas analysis. Students will discuss the pathophysiology, health promotion and disease prevention aspects of each case. Relevant laboratory exercises will be conducted.

  • CRC 334
    Pharmacology
    3 cr

    An overview of pharmacological principles will be presented. Emphasis will be given to drugs influencing the respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, and renal systems.

  • CRC 335
    Intensive Cardioresp Care
    5 cr

    This course will focus on cases involving patients receiving intensive cardiorespiratory care modalities including mechanical ventilation, invasive and non-invasive monitoring, artificial airways, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Diagnostic issues will include hemodynamic monitoring and fiberoptic bronchoscopy. Students will discuss the pharmacology, pathophysiology, health promotion and disease prevention aspects of each case. Relevant laboratory exercises will be conducted.

  • CRC 342
    Inter Cardioresp Care Pract
    3 cr

    Clinical experiences are conducted in the care of patients who are receiving respiratory care modalities, as discussed in the cases in CRC 332. Students prepare and present case studies relevant to this patient population.

  • CRC 345
    Intensive Cardioresp Care Prac
    5 cr

    Clinical experiences will involve patients who receive intermittent and intensive care modalities and diagnostic procedures discussed in the cases in CRC 335. Students will prepare and present case studies relevant to this patient population.

  • CRC 415
    Research Methodology
    2 cr

    A survey of research designs, methods, and evaluative techniques, applicable to basic science and clinical research studies.

  • CRC 428
    Cardiorespiratory Diseases
    3 cr

    This course will discuss the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, patient assessment, diagnostic testing, laboratory data, and respiratory therapeutic interventions pertaining to common pulmonary, cardiac, and cardiovascular disease. Review of electrocardiography and Advanced Cardiac Life Support are included. The role of the respiratory therapist during bronchoscopy is also presented.

  • CRC 430
    Neonatal-Pediatric Cardio Care
    3 cr

    This course will focus on cases involving infants and children. Topics include developmental anatomy and physiology, assessment, pathophysiology, basic and intensive care, pharmacology, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and resuscitation. Students will discuss the pharmacology, pathophysiology, health promotion and disease prevention aspects of each case. Relevant laboratory exercises will be conducted.

  • CRC 435
    Critical Care Concepts
    3 cr

    This course presents current theories and applications of adult critical care, in addition to those of mechanical ventilation. It focuses on pathophysiology, diagnostic procedures, and clinical presentation of disease.

  • CRC 440
    Advanced Clinical I - W
    6 cr

    Clinical experiences will involve the care of neonatal and pediatric patients who receive intermittent and intensive cardiorespiratory care, as discussed in the cases in CRC 430. Students will prepare and present case studies relevant to this patient population.

  • CRC 441
    Advanced Clinical II
    6 cr

    Clinical experiences involve the care of patients who are placed in subacute settings, in the sleep laboratory, and those who receive intensive cardiovascular procedures and pulmonary function testing, and bronchoscopy. Students will prepare and present case studies relevant to this patient population.

  • CRC 446
    Cardiorespiratory Care Educ -W
    2 cr

    General educational principles and projects will receive major emphasis. These principles and projects include writing instructional objectives, developing didactic and clinical instructional strategies, and constructing evaluation instruments. Accreditation and credentialing issues will also be addressed. Developing and presenting instructional units will be among the various projects initiated by the students.

  • CRC 447
    Cardiorespiratory Care Mgt
    2 cr

    This course will provide the student with experiences and projects pertaining to the management of a respiratory therapy and cardiopulmonary department. Some management functions include: JCAHO respiratory therapy standards, staff scheduling, departmental budgeting, quality assurance, evaluation of personnel, purchasing, and grievance procedures.

  • CRC 450
    Clinical Research I - W
    2 cr

    This is the first part of a two-part course. Students will design and perform a research project, relating to either clinical practice, education, or management. The work involved in this course will extend through two successive semesters. Students register for CRC 450 in the Fall Semester of the senior year for two credit hours and for CRC 451 in the Spring Semester for two credit hours. Special Fee.

  • CRC 451
    Clinical Research II - W
    2 cr

    This is the second part of a two-part course. Students will design and perform a research project, relating to either clinical practice, education, or management. The work involved in this course will extend through two successive semesters. Students register for CRC 450 in the Fall Semester of the senior year for two credit hours and for CRC 451 in the Spring Semester for two credit hours. Special Fee.

  • CRC 460
    Advanced-Level Exam Review
    3 cr

    This course is designed to assist students in preparing for the Therapist Multiple-Choice and Clinical Simulation Examinations offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Respiratory therapy equipment, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic interventions, medications, and related procedures relevant to these examinations will be reviewed in the form of assignments, discussions, and practice examinations.

  • CRC 499
    Senior Honors Project - W - H
    3 TO 6 cr

    Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research project relevant to the field of Cardiorespiratory Care study that will lead to a formal presentation at the annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty members, chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition and may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours. Requires permission of department chair and completion of an approved project prospectus.

  • CRC 533
    Obstructive Pulmonary Dis Mgt
    3 cr

    This course provides the information necessary for disease management of patients with obstructive pulmonary diseases (OPD). Emphasis will be placed on epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, patient and family teaching skills, and patient management. Smoking cessation techniques are included. The administrative aspects of establishing a program/clinic and reimbursement issues will be discussed. This course is open to registered respiratory therapists and registered nurses (with a baccalaureate degree), nurse practitioners, NP students, physician assistants and PA students. Successful completion of this course will help prepare for the National Asthma Education Certification Board examination.

  • CRC 543
    Obstruct Pulm Dis Mgt-Clinical
    3 cr

    This course provides the clinical skills necessary for COPD and asthma management. Emphasis is on the clinical manifestations, verifying diagnosis, patient and family teaching skills, smoking cessation techniques, administrative aspects of establishing a clinic and reimbursement, and disease management, in several clinical settings. This course is the clinical correlate of CRC 533, open to registered respiratory therapists and registered nurses (with a baccalaureate degree), nurse practitioners, NP students, physician assistants, and PA students. Successful completion of this course will help prepare for the National Asthma Education Certification Board examination.

  • CRC 590
    Sp Topics Resp Ther Education
    3 cr

    Topics will include accreditation, use of NBRC school score reports and self-assessment examinations, roles of key personnel, tenure and promotion policies, the instructor's roles in classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction, student evaluation, student counseling and services, higher education law, and current issues in respiratory therapy and allied health education.