Respiratory Care (RES)

RES 1000 — Introduction to Respiratory Care
3 Credit hours  

Serves as an introduction to the profession of Respiratory Care, including its history, organizational hierarchy, and current as well as future trends. Students will be introduced to basic patient assessment skills and techniques, as well as infection control practices and will be given laboratory time to practice and master these skills. Professionalism in the healthcare setting, as well as legal implications and licensure requirements, will also be discussed. "C" grade policy applies.
Corequisites: BIO 1110, CHM 1120, RES-1000L.

RES 1010 — Respiratory Care Procedures I
3 Credit hours  

Provides an overview of the equipment and procedures which are used by entry-level respiratory care practitioners to administer floor therapy. This includes: oxygen therapy, humidity and aerosol therapy, volume expansion therapy, and bronchial hygiene therapy. "C" grade policy applies.
Corequisites: RES 1110, RES-1010L, RES 1090.

RES 1020 — Respiratory Care Procedures II
3 Credit hours  

Provides an introduction of the student to care and maintenance of various artificial airways, including placement and suctioning techniques. An introduction to positive pressure ventilation will be provided, as well as the many cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques that are used in the field of Respiratory Care. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 1010, RES 1110
Corequisites: RES-1020L, RES 1120, RES 1410.

RES 1090 — Respiratory Care Pharmacology
2 Credit hours  

Instructs Respiratory Care students in an overview of the cardiopulmonary medications covered by Ohio Law regarding the practice of Respiratory Care and focuses on the general principles of pharmacology and selected drug classifications related to the cardiac, circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems. "C" grade policy applies.
Corequisites: RES 1010, RES-1010L, RES 1110.

RES 1110 — Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
4 Credit hours  

Examines concepts associated with structure and function of both pulmonary and cardiovascular systems. The characteristics and theories of gas behavior, chemical laws, and hemodynamic principles will be thoroughly examined. The basis of oxygen and carbon dioxide transport within the body and electrical activity of the heart (ECG interpretation) will be covered. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 1000
Corequisites: RES 1010, RES-1010L, RES 1090.

RES 1120 — Pulmonary Diagnostics
3 Credit hours  

Includes a survey of the many types of tests used to diagnose and treat illness in the field of respiratory care. Included will be the principles and techniques used in the measurement and interpretation of Pulmonary Function Studies. Acid-based physiology and factors determining normal and abnormal blood gases as well as interpretation and application of the results will also be covered. Hemodynamics and other types of critical care monitoring will be introduced and explained as they pertain to the critical care respiratory patient. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 1010, RES 1090, RES 1110
Corequisites: RES 1020, RES-1020L, RES-1120L, RES 1410.

RES 1410 — Clinical Experience I
1 Credit hour  

Provides clinical experience in the maintenance and safe handling of equipment and oxygen therapy, basic respiratory therapeutic procedures, patient assessment skills, collecting and gathering medical information from the electronic and hard copy patient chart, aerosol therapy, humidity therapy, lung volume expansion therapy, metered dose inhaler use, and bronchial hygiene therapy. Students will participate, as available, in equipment sterilization and disinfection procedures. A valid CPR card is required for all clinical courses. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 1010, RES 1110, RES 1090
Corequisites: RES 1020, RES-1020L, RES 1120, RES-1120L.

RES 1420 — Clinical Experience II
2 Credit hours  

Provides clinical experience in positive pressure therapy, aerosol therapy, and a variety of pulmonary function tests. Students will gain further experience with bronchial hygiene therapies, including postural drainage and chest percussion. Students will perform arterial blood gas sampling on hospital patients, and will observe/ assist with maintenance of blood gas analyzer machines. Surgery rotations for intubation experience will be provided. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 1020, RES 1120, RES 1410
Corequisites: RES 2100, RES-2100L, RES 2230.

RES 1990 — Independent Study in RES
2 Credit hours  

Provides the Respiratory student the opportunity for in depth work on a respiratory topic. The first week of the term, the student will meet with the chairperson and submit in writing the proposed topic of study and the plan. The chairperson or another Respiratory faculty will provide continued support throughout the project. "C" grade policy applies.

RES 2100 — Respiratory Procedures III
3 Credit hours  

Provides instruction in the theory and procedures with advanced respiratory care as associated with mechanical ventilation. This course will explore the various devices and monitoring techniques used in the management of ventilators. Students will also be given the opportunity to accomplish experiments simulating set-up modification, operation, and troubleshooting of various ventilators. "C" grade policy applies.
Corequisites: RES-2100L, RES 1420, RES 2230.

RES 2110 — Respiratory Procedures IV
4 Credit hours  

Provides an in-depth study of the respiratory management of both the neonatal and pediatric patient. Emphasis will be placed on the development of the cardiorespiratory system in relation to pathologies and critical care management. Essential knowledge, skill and abilities required for the practice of respiratory care in the perinatal and pediatric specialty area will be presented. Laboratory instruction for this course will focus on the critical care equipment and therapeutic modalities required for the care of the neonatal, infant, and pediatric populations. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 2100
Corequisites: RES-2110L, RES 2410, RES 2550.

RES 2230 — Respiratory Disease
2 Credit hours  

Provides a full review clinical assessment skills and introduces Respiratory Care students to techniques used in diagnosing cardiopulmonary disease. A wide variety of lung diseases will be explored in a problem-based learning format which integrates case studies, clinical simulations and use of Human Patient Simulator. Emphasis will be placed on the basic pathologies of each disease and a review of treatment options will be discussed. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 1120, RES 1410, BIO 1400
Corequisites: RES 1420, RES 2100, RES-2100L.

RES 2410 — Advanced Clinical Experience I
3 Credit hours  

Provides advanced clinical practice in the art of patient assessment and testing that is essential to the discipline. Various clinical tests including arterial blood gas measurement, chest radiographic imaging, and cardiac and pulmonary stress testing will be provided to the student during clinical rotations to correlate findings with patient disease states and conditions. Students will take part in physician rounds, and attend physician lectures where patient case studies will be presented. Students will begin rotations in the adult critical care setting, where they will gain experience in managing artificial airways, mechanical ventilators, and hemodynamic measurement equipment. Students will also take part in rotations with department managers to gain an appreciation for the skills needed to manage a respiratory care department, while meeting quality assurance standards. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 1420, RES 2230, RES 2100
Corequisites: RES 2110, RES-2110L, RES 2550.

RES 2420 — Advanced Clinical Experience II
3 Credit hours  

Provides further clinical experiences that will include continued rotations in adult critical care settings, as well as new specialty rotations in such areas as pulmonary rehabilitation, sleep disorder clinics, home care, skilled nursing facilities, and physician rounds. Students will also gain clinical experience in the care of neonatal patients through rotations in the labor & delivery and neonatal ICU areas. The clinical experience will culminate in a preceptorship rotation in which the student gains real-world experience through management of a full work assignment, under the watchful eye of an assigned mentor. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 2110, RES 2410, RES 2550
Corequisites: RES 2510.

RES 2510 — Respiratory Care Capstone
1 Credit hour  

Allows students to demonstrate their proficiency by integrating technical knowledge with core skills and abilities. Study will be done of realistic clinical problems and situations with emphasis on analyzing and evaluating these problems to formulate acceptable respiratory care plans. Such care plans shall include selection of appropriate equipment, drugs, laboratory tests, equipment parameters and changes, treatment modalities and suggestions to physicians. Practice will be provided in the necessary techniques to take the NBRC clinical simulation examination. Computer simulations are an integral part of this course. The course will include an e-portfolio assignment and an exit evaluation of critical thinking and writing. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 2410, RES 2550, RES 2100
Corequisites: RES 2420.

RES 2550 — Advanced Cardiopulmonary Care
2 Credit hours  

Provides an opportunity to apply previously learned respiratory care procedures and pharmacologic interventions in the care of the critically ill patient. Course modules will focus on the American Heart Association critical care guidelines for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Adult Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS). AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers certification required. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 2100 or enrollment in a healthcare program and Instructor approval.

RES 2610 — Polysomnography Clinical I
1 Credit hour  

Provides clinical experience in an orientation to the sleep center, patient assessment, preparation, hook-up, monitoring, and education. Opportunities in stage recognition, troubleshooting, equipment preparation and disinfecting, and documentation will also be offered to the participant. A valid CPR card is required in all clinical courses. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: Current second year Respiratory Care student or currently licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner.

RES 2620 — Polysomnography Clinical II
1 Credit hour  

Provides clinical experience and orientation to the sleep center, patient assessment, preparation, hook-up, monitoring, and education. Opportunities in stage recognition, troubleshooting, equipment preparation and disinfecting, and documentation will also be offered to the participant. A valid CPR card is required in all clinical courses. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 2710, RES 2610
Corequisites: RES 2720, RES-2720L.

RES 2710 — Polysomnography Technology I
3 Credit hours  

Introduces the student to sleep medical technology, instrumentation set up and calibration of polysomnographic equipment, and recording and monitoring the patient during a polysomnogram. This course is the first in a two course sequence and is designed for the Respiratory Therapist wanting to enter into sleep technology. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 1420, RES 2230, or currently licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner.

RES 2720 — Polysomnography Technology II
3 Credit hours  

Provides the student with an introduction to the different types of sleep studies and the purpose of each. The student will learn about a variety of sleep disorders, the symptoms of each, and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments. Scoring of Polysomnograms and sleep stages will also be discussed. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RES 2610, RES 2710
Corequisites: RES-2720L.