RSPT 1210 - Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Care
Credit Hours: 1.50
Prerequisites: Admission into the Respiratory Therapy Program
Corequisites: RSPT 1115 and RSPT 1140
RSPT 1210 introduces students to neonatal and pediatric respiratory care. The course covers fetal lung development, anatomy and physiology, neonatal development, pathology, CPR, acid‑base monitoring, and introduction to mechanical ventilation of the newborn.
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 develop an understanding of the changes in anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system that occur from conception through the early neonatal period.
- Differentiate the phases of prenatal cardiopulmonary development.
- Differentiate between the different phases of labor and delivery.
- Identify and describe the factors that cause changes in cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology during the first minutes of postuterine life.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will develop an understanding of the cardiopulmonary pathologies that exist in the infant and child.
- Given a neonatal respiratory disorder, describe the pathophysiologic alterations present.
- Given a neonatal cardiac defect, describe the pathophysiologic alterations present.
- Given a neonatal respiratory disorder, describe the therapeutic interventions used to treat the disorder.
- Given a neonatal cardiac defect, describe the therapeutic interventions used to treat the disorder.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will utilize information gathered from laboratory, diagnostic testing, and patient assessment to evaluate respiratory and cardiac function.
- Differentiate between the various methods of assessing cardiovascular status during the perinatal period.
- Given a clinical scenario, convert the baby’s weight to the desired units, calculate the baby’s Apgar score, and suggest appropriate interventions based upon the measured score.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will apply pharmacological agents to the treatment protocol of infants and children with respiratory and cardiac disorders.
- Given a respiratory medication, state the indication, contraindication, dosage, mechanism of action, and adverse reactions associated with its use.
- Describe how a respiratory care protocol can be used to manage a patient with cardiopulmonary disease in the neonatal or pediatric period.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will analyze and evaluate respiratory treatment with the use of invasive and non-invasive monitoring.
- State the indication for an umbilical arterial line and describe the technique for placement.
- Differentiate between the various methods available to control arterial blood-gas values.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will apply airway management and resuscitative techniques and protocols from the American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) guidelines and evaluate patient response.
- Given a clinical scenario where a neonate/infant/child needs to be intubated, select the correct equipment and describe the technique required to successfully intubate the patient and manage the airway.
- Describe the technique associated with cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the infant.
- Describe the technique associated with cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the child.
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:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Embryonic Development
- Assessment of Fetal Growth
- Assessment of Labor and Delivery
- Post-Delivery Stabilization and Recovery
- Assessment of the Newborn
- Thermal Regulation
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Neonatal Diseases
- Congenital Heart Diseases
- Pediatric Diseases.
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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