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RSPT 1115 - Respiratory Therapy Procedures 2

Credit Hours: 7.00


Prerequisites: Admission into the Respiratory Therapy Program; RSPT 1050 , RSPT 1060 , and RSPT 1085  all with grade C or better

Corequisites: RSPT 1140  and RSPT 1200  

(replaces RSPT 1111 and RSPT 1120)

RSPT 1115 is an orientation to the procedures, techniques, and equipment used in the practice of respiratory therapy. Topics covered include use of protocols, oxygen therapy, airway dilation therapy, volume expansion therapy, pulmonary hygiene therapy, airway management, resuscitation, and documentation. Students will develop psychomotor skills in respiratory therapy procedures.

Billable Contact Hours: 9

When Offered: Winter semester only

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to apply respiratory therapy protocols to differing clinical situations.

Objectives:

  1. Given a patient scenario, the student will select the appropriate protocol for successful treatment of a patient.
  2. Given a patient scenario, the student will follow the appropriate protocol pathway for successful treatment of a patient.
  3. Given a patient scenario, the student will determine the appropriate followup action once the desired response to the therapy has or has not been achieved.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop a respiratory patient care plan.

Objectives:

  1. Perform data gathering through chart review, interview, diagnostic testing and patient assessment.
  2. Given a patient scenario, interpret the data and determine the appropriate action required.
  3. Given a patient scenario, select the protocols necessary and incorporate them into a care plan.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability use respiratory therapy equipment while performing the procedures involved in the safe and appropriate administration of therapies.

Objectives:

  1. Using a lab partner or anatomic model, demonstrate the ability to select, set up, maintain, and troubleshoot diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory therapy equipment.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to perform respiratory therapy procedures in a safe and appropriate manner.
  3. Using a lab partner or anatomic model, demonstrate the ability to setup, monitor and discontinue oxygen therapy.
  4. Using a lab partner or anatomic model, demonstrate the ability to draw up medications, perform aerosol therapy, monitor, and discontinue airway dilation therapy.
  5. Using a lab partner or anatomic model, demonstrate the ability to administer, monitor and discontinue volume expansion therapy.
  6. Using a lab partner or anatomic model, demonstrate the ability to administer, monitor and discontinue pulmonary hygiene therapy.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to discuss and demonstrate ways to establish and maintain a patent airway and adequate artificial ventilation.

Objectives:

  1. List and compare the options available for establishing an open airway.
  2. Describe the indications for, advantages of and disadvantages for the most common artificial airways.
  3. Given a patient scenario, describe the technique most appropriate for maintaining a patent airway and adequate artificial ventilation.
  4. On an anatomical model, demonstrate the ability to select, properly insert, maintain, and remove the following airways:
    1. Oral pharyngeal airways
    2. Nasal pharyngeal airways
    3. Troubleshooting
  5. On an anatomical model, demonstrate the ability to provide adequate artificial ventilation with the following devices:
    1. Fluid shield.
    2. Pocket mask.
    3. Bag-valve-mask.
    4. Demand valve.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to perform chest compressions
  2. Demonstrate the ability to open an airway and provide ventilation
  3. Demonstrate set up and use of a defibrillator

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate proper documentation of respiratory therapy procedures.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to complete the most common types of respiratory care documentation:
    1. Oxygen form.
    2. Treatment form.
    3. Data gathering (triage form)
    4. Care plan.
  2. Compare the benefits and drawbacks of the three major forms of charting.
  3. Describe the purpose of a patient chart, discuss some of the legal aspects of recordkeeping and list some general rules for medical record keeping.
  4. Describe the components of a traditional medical record.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Module A: Diagnostics

  1. Pulmonary Function Testing
  2. Cardiovascular
  3. Blood Gases

Module B: Protocols and Documentation

  1. Respiratory Therapy Consult Service
  2. Treatment Protocols
  3. Respiratory Disorders and Scenarios
  4. The Medical Record

Module C: Medical Gas Therapy

  1. Compressed Gases
  2. Oxygen Therapy
  3. Delivery Systems
  4. Humidity and Aerosol Therapy

Module D: Aerosol Medication Delivery

  1. Selecting Equipment
  2. Administration
  3. Monitoring Effectiveness

Module E: Pulmonary Hygiene

  1. Directed Cough
  2. Breathing Retraining and Inspiratory Muscle Strengthening
  3. Bland Aerosols
  4. Mucolytics
  5. Chest PhysioTherapy
  6. Positive Airway Pressure Therapy
  7. Secretion Clearance Devices

Module F: Volume Expansion

  1. Incentive Spirometry
  2. Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing
  3. Continuous Positive Pressure Therapy

Module G: Emergency Management

  1. Normal airway
  2. Opening the airway
  3. Pharyngeal airway adjuncts
  4. Equipment for Ventilation and Defibrillation
  5. CPR Techniques

Primary Faculty
Zahodnic, Richard
Secondary Faculty
Niemer, Laurie
Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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