Provides basic skills necessary for the application of medical gases, aerosol and humidity therapy, chest physiotherapy, airway management, incentive spirometry, intermittent positive pressure breathing, arterial blood gases, and cleaning and sterilization. Prerequisites: Admission to respiratory therapy major, junior status, completion of General Education and core requirements. Supervised experience: one hour lecture, nine hours clinical practice per week.
RESP 322 PHARMACOLOGY (Fall 2019)
Investigation of pharmaceutical preparations employed in current medical practice with emphasis on those relevant to the respiratory care practitioner. Prerequisites: RESP 301, 302, 303 with C or better, or consent of instructor. Three hours lecture per week.
RESP 401 NEON & PEDIATRIC RESP CARE (Fall 2019)
Survey of current techniques employed in the respiratory treatment of children from birth through adolescence. Special attention to neonatal physiology and abnormalities requiring respiratory care and to the pulmonary significance of select childhood diseases. Certifications in Neonatal Resuscitation and Pediatric Advanced Life Support are included. Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of instuctor. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.
RESP 403 CLINICAL PRACTICUM III (Fall 2019)
Supervised clinical experience in critical settings with special rotations through areas focusing on intensive care techniques and neonatal/pediatric respiratory care. Prerequisites: Senior status, completion of RESP 200- and 300-level courses with a C or better, or consent of instructor. Supervised experience: one hour lecture, nine hours clinical practice per week.
RESP 420 RESPIRATORY CARE SEMINAR (Spring 2020)
Emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills regarding the appropriate therapy for patients receiving respiratory care. Problem-based learning, case examples, computer simulation and frequent physician input allow students to develop an enhanced understanding of the importance of appropriate respiratory care. Prerequisites: Senior standing, C or better in RESP 401, 402, 403 and 404 or permission of the instructor. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.
Maryland Respiratory Care Practitioner License, Maryland Board of Physicians
Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs), under the direction of a physician, evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing disorders. These breathing disorders include, but are not limited to, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis and coronary heart disease. RCPs also manage and monitor patients on life support, treat premature infants, patients with lung cancer, AIDS and accident victims.