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Course Descriptions for RSPT (Archived)

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RSPT 1141 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Respiratory Home Care/Rehabilitation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310 and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: Designed to develop an understanding of respiratory home care/rehabilitation equipment, procedures, and patient education with the emphasis of treatment of patients in home care and alternate settings. (2 Lab.)


RSPT 1213 (2 Credit Hours)
Currently not available at any DCCCD location.

Basic Respiratory Care Pharmacology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1227 and RSPT 1431.
Course Description: A study of basic pharmacological principles/practices of respiratory care drugs. Emphasis on classification, routes of administration, dosages/calculations, and physiological interaction. (2 Lec.)


RSPT 1227 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Applied Physics for Respiratory Care
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Care Program; a grade of "C" in all courses in Semester I and II.
Course Description: Review of the theoretical and practical applications of mathematics and physics with focus on the applicability and clinical utility of the modalities, techniques, procedures, equipment, and diagnostic tests utilized in respiratory care. (2 Lec.)


RSPT 1260 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1227 and RSPT 1431.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (12 Ext.)


RSPT 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1227 and RSPT 1431.
Course Description: An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Includes the terminology used in respiratory physiology. (3 Lec.)


RSPT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Respiratory Care Procedures II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1227 and RSPT 1431.
Course Description: Provides student with the essential knowledge of airway care and mechanical ventilation. Airway care includes indications, techniques, equipment, and hazards and complications. Mechanical ventilation includes indications, initiation, modes, clinical application, management, complications, and weaning. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RSPT 1431 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Respiratory Care Fundamentals II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in all courses in Semester I and Semester II, RSPT 1227, and Elective course.
Course Description: Provides a foundation for the development of knowledge and skills for respiratory care including lung expansion therapy, postural drainage and percussion, artificial airways, manual resuscitation devices, suctioning, pulse oximetry, bedside spirometry, arterial sampling techniques and blood gas analysis and interpretation. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


RSPT 2131 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Simulations in Respiratory Care
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: The theory and history of clinical simulation examinations. Topics include the construction types, scoring, and mechanisms of taking the computerized simulation examination. (2 Lab.)


RSPT 2163 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1141, RSPT 2113, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2262, RSPT 2314, and RSPT 2453.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (6 Ext.)


RSPT 2166 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1141, RSPT 2113, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2262, RSPT 2314, and RSPT 2453.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


RSPT 2258 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Respiratory Care Patient Assessment
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2310 and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: Instruction in the integration of patient examination techniques, clinical lab studies, x-ray, pulmonary function, arterial blood gasses, and invasive and non-invasive hemodynamics results in patient assessment. (2 Lec.)


RSPT 2262 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (12 Ext.)


RSPT 2310 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Cardiopulmonary Disease
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1227 and RSPT 1431.
Course Description: A discussion of pathogenesis, pathology, history, prognosis, manifestations, treatment, and detection of cardiopulmonary diseases. (3 Lec.)


RSPT 2314 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Mechanical Ventilation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: Designed to provide in-depth coverage and application of therapeutic procedures to achieve adequate, spontaneous, and artificial ventilation with emphasis on ventilator classification, methods, principles, and operational characteristics. Include indications, complications, and physiologic effects/principles of mechanical ventilation. This course also emphasizes initiation, management, and weaning of ventilatory support. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RSPT 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Respiratory Care Pharmacology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1227 and RSPT 1431.
Course Description: A study of pharmacological principals/practices of drugs which affect the cardiopulmonary systems. Emphasis on classification, route of administration, dosages/calculations, and physiological interactions. (3 Lec.)


RSPT 2325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310 and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: A study of physical, radiological, hemodynamic, laboratory, nutritional, and cardiopulmonary diagnostic assessment of the pulmonary patient. (3 Lec.)


RSPT 2453 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Neonatal/Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Care
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: Advanced study of concepts of acute care, monitoring, and management as applied to the neonatal and pediatric patients. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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