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RSPT 1200 - Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology

Credit Hours: 1.50


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

Corequisites: RSPT 1115  and RSPT 1140  

RSPT 1200 is designed to teach aerosol delivery of respiratory medications that are specifically delivered by respiratory care practitioners. An in‑depth study of the autonomic nervous system will be covered to explain the mechanism of drug actions. The student will learn indications, modes of delivery, dosages, and adverse reactions of respiratory medications. The student also will be introduced to critical care pharmacology.

Billable Contact Hours: 1.5

When Offered: Winter semester only

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will identify and describe the generic and trade names, routes of administration, dosages, mechanism of action, and adverse reactions of all respiratory medication (Respiratory Medication Packet).

Objectives:

  1. Given a respiratory medication, state the generic and trade names.
  2. Given a respiratory medication, state its most common routes of administration and the dosage associated with that route.
  3. Given a respiratory medication, state the mechanism of action.
  4. Given a respiratory medication, state the hazards, complications, and adverse reactions associated with that medication.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will identify and describe the generic and trade names, routes of administration, mechanism of action, and adverse reactions to all critical care medications (Advanced Critical Care Medication Packet).

Objectives:

  1. Given a critical care medication, state the generic and trade names.
  2. Given a critical care medication, state its most common routes of administration and the dosage associated with that route.
  3. Given a critical care medication, state the mechanism of action.
  4. Given a critical care medication, state the hazards, complications, and adverse reactions associated with that medication.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will develop an in-depth knowledge of the autonomic nervous system and be able to apply this knowledge in describing the action of respiratory and critical care medications.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the function of the neural junction.
  2. Compare and contrast the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.
  3. Compare and contrast adrenergic and cholinergic receptors.
  4. Differentiate between the different methods of bronchodilation.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will interpret and evaluate a medication order, perform drug calculations, and safely administer aerosol therapy.

Objectives:

  1. List the components of a proper medication order.
  2. Compare and contrast different methods of aerosol delivery.
  3. Given appropriate information, derive drug dosage calculations.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will recognize adverse reactions to medications and take appropriate actions.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the procedure you would follow in the event of an adverse reaction.
  2. Describe how a respiratory care practitioner can decrease the incidence of oral fungal infections when administering aerosolized steroids.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will apply and evaluate assessment data and respiratory physiology to determine the appropriate drug therapy and treatment protocol.

Objectives:

  1. List those agents used as an aid to smoking cessation for the relief of nicotine withdrawal.
  2. Describe how a treatment protocol can be used to titrate medication delivery for an asthmatic patient.

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
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. General Pharmacologic Principles
    1. Generic and Trade Names
    2. Classification
    3. Indications
    4. Actions
    5. Adverse Reactions
    6. Contraindications
    7. Dosages
  2. Drug Dosing
    1. Solute
    2. Solvent
    3. Solution
    4. Percent of Solution
    5. Mass of Drug
    6. Volume of Drug
    7. Neuroreceptors
  3. Bronchodilators
    1. Mechanism of Action
    2. Sympathomimetics
    3. AntiCholinergics
    4. Xanthines
  4. Aerosol Delivery
    1. Small Volume Nebulizers
    2. Continuous Aerosol Therapy
    3. Metered Dose Inhalers
    4. Dry Powdered Inhalers
    5. Small Particle Aerosol Generators
  5. Mucolytics
  6. Anti-Inflammatory Agents
    1. Mast Cell Stabilizers
    2. Leukotriene Antagonists
    3. Corticosteroids
  7. Anti-Infective Agents
  8. Surface Active Agents
  9. Anesthetic Agents
  10. Nicotine Replacement Therapy
  11. Cardiovascular Agents
  12. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

Primary Faculty
Niemer, Laurie
Secondary Faculty
Zahodnic, Richard
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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