RCBS - RESPIRATORY CARE

RCBS - 1010   FIRST AID/CPR
[1 hour]  American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary course, along with a Basic First Aid course.  Students successfully completing the course will receive the National Safety Council certification cards in both first aid and CPR, Basic Life Support, Health Care Provider level, by the American Heart Association.

RCBS - 1150   FUNDAMENTALS OF PATIENT ASSESSMENT
[3 hours]  An introductory experience in respiratory care, including the skills necessary for basic assessment and treatment of the pulmonary patient with oxygen.  Medical ethics and interpersonal communications skills along with  protection of the patient and staff from infection will also be covered.  Corequisite: RCBS 1160

RCBS - 1160   RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY
[3 hours]  A study of respiratory physiology, including gas laws, gas transport, and the mechanics of ventilation.  Corequisite: RCBS 1150

RCBS - 1250   AIRWAY CARE AND MAINTENANCE
[3 hours]  Discussion and practice of procedures used to establish and maintain a patent airway.  Artificial airways, aerosol therapy, Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing, and bronchopulmonary drainage are included in this course.  Prerequisite: RCBS 1150, 1160; CPR certification  Corequisite: RCBS 1260

RCBS - 1260   CARDIOPULMONARY THERAPEUTICS
[3 hours]  Discussion of the principles and agents used in the pharmacologic treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases.      Prerequisite: RCBS 1150, 1160  Corequisite: RCBS 1250

RCBS - 1350   PATIENT MONITORING
[3 hours]  Laboratory and clinical experiences are provided in invasive and non invasive procedures used to monitor patient status, including blood gas analysis, pulse oximetry and capnography.  Prerequisite: RCBS 1250, 1260  Corequisite: RCBS 1360

RCBS - 1360   ACID BASE BALANCE
[3 hours]  This course includes a discussion of acid base and electrolyte balance, and interpretation of laboratory values.  Prerequisite: RCBS 1250, 1260   Corequisite: RCBS 1350

RCBS - 2450    ADVANCED THERAPEUTICS
[4 hours]  Theoretical principles involved in the initiation, maintenance and discontinuance of mechanical ventilation.   Laboratory experiments on a variety of adult mechanical ventilators.  Clinical experiences that encompass the total care of the critically ill patient.  Prerequisite: RCBS 1350, 1360  Corequisite: RCBS 2460

RCBS - 2460   CARDIOPULMONARY PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
[3 hours]  Discussion of the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and treatment of diseases affecting the cardiopulmonary systems is presented.  Case studies involving various disease states will also be reviewed.  Prerequisite: RCBS 1350, 1360   Corequisite: RCBS 2450

RCBS - 2550   MECHANICAL VENTILATION OF THE ADULT
[3 hours]  Theoretical principles involved in the initiation, maintenance and discontinuance of mechanical ventilation on the adult patient.  Special emphasis on the monitoring of hemodynamic values in critically ill patients.  Prerequisite: RCBS 2450, 2460   Corequisite: RCBS 2560

RCBS - 2560   CARDIOPULMONARY DIAGNOSTICS
[3 hours]  Discussion of the theory of cardiopulmonary diagnostics to include cardiac rhythm analysis, hemodynamic monitoring, spirometry, and x-ray interpretation.  Prerequisite: RCBS 2450, 2460   Corequisite: RCBS 2550

RCBS - 2990   INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 4 hours]  A course designed to provide educational opportunities in a specialized academic area under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

RCBS - 3100   CLINICAL ASSESSMENT
[3 hours]  This course will aid the student in the design, development and implementation of patient respiratory care plans.  The students´┐Ż critical thinking skills are enhanced through the use of case studies and clinical simulations that are combined with assessment techniques to evaluate the care and the steps necessary to modify care.  Prerequisite: RCBS 2550, 2560 or permission of instructor

RCBS - 3200   NEONATAL/PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY CARE
[4 hours]  A discussion of the etiology, pathophysiology and treatment of neonatal and pediatric disorders.  Laboratory exercises designed to familiarize student with neonatal and pediatric resuscitation and ventilation.  Prerequisite: RCBS 2550, 2560

RCBS - 3300   ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT
[2 hours]  American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support course designed to aid in the management of cardiopulmonary emergencies.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; RCBS 1010

RCBS - 3400 ADVANCED CARDIOPULMONARY THERAPEUTICS FOR THE RCP
[3 hours]  Course will provide students with knowledge and skills outlined by Ohio Respiratory Care licensure law for administration of medications in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary ailments.  Prerequisite:  Instructor´┐Żs permission.

RCBS - 4100   NEONATAL/PEDIATRIC CLINICAL
[2 hours]  Applied neonatal and pediatric care including mechanical ventilation and invasive and non-invasive monitoring.  Prerequisite: RCBS 3200

RCBS - 4300   ADVANCED PULMONARY DIAGNOSTICS AND PROCEDURES
[4 hours]  Advanced studies in the theory and practice of pulmonary monitoring including calculation and interpretation of hemodynamic values, indirect calorimetry, indirect spirometry, exercise testing, impedance pneumgraphy, and apnea monitoring.  Prerequisite: RCBS 3100, 3200

RCBS - 4500   DELIVERY OF CARE AT ALTERNATIVE SITES
[4 hours]  The delivery of care to cardiopulmonary patients outside of the acute care facility will be discussed.  Standards of care in addition to the funding of this care will be investigated.  Special procedures in respiratory care will be presented.  Prerequisite: RCBS 3100

RCBS - 4600   ADVANCED CRITICAL CARE
[3 hours]  Discussion of current ventilatory support techniques and specialized procedures used in the monitoring and management of critically ill patients.  Clinical experiences concentrate on advanced skills in the acute care setting.  Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor

RCBS - 4700   RESEARCH ANALYSIS IN RESPIRATORY CARE
[3 hours]  Review of appropriate statistical knowledge required to analyze applied/clinical and basic published research.  Includes a review of the elements of basic research design, reliability and validity, and critical review of cardiopulmonary research literature.  Prerequisite: HEAL 4800

RCBS - 4740   POLYSOMNOGRAPHY I
[3 hours]  Examination of the physical and physiologic/neuromuscular basis for sleep disorders, including sleep apnea syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.  Practical application of overnight diagnostic screening, emergency procedures, patient safety, equipment set-up, calibration and safety.  Prerequisite: RCBS 4300, 4500

RCBS - 4760   PLOYSOMNOGRAPHY II
[3 hours]  Examination of the pathology and morbidity associated with sleep dysfunction and sleep disorders.  Continued practical application of overnight testing procedures and specialized treatment procedures, i.e., continuous positive airway pressure, supplemental oxygen administration, multiple sleep latency testing, nocturnal penile tumescence, infant/pediatric studies.  Prerequisite: RCBS 4300, 4740

RCBS - 4990   INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 4 hours]  Independent study of specific topics and issues under the supervision of a faculty member of the Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance.  The student will participate in independent reading, clinical/laboratory research, field experience and other similar activities.  Independent study course must have a specialty: seminar sheet required.

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