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RSPT 1140 - Cardiopulmonary Pathology

Credit Hours: 3.00


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 1200  

RSPT 1140 is a detailed study of disease affecting the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. The student will study the assessment process and the role of the Respiratory Care Practitioner in developing and implementing therapist‑driven protocols. The anatomic alterations, etiology, clinical manifestations, and patient care plan will be reviewed for each disease process.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

When Offered: Winter semester only

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the assessment process and the role of the Respiratory Care Practitioner in developing and implementing therapist driven protocols.

Objectives:

  1. Given the results of an arterial blood sample, interpret the acid base disturbance, degree of compensation, and level of oxygenation present.
  2. Given the results of a pulmonary function study, determine the type and severity of respiratory disorder present.
  3. Describe the physical assessment techniques used in the pulmonary assessment of a patient.
  4. List the five respiratory protocols and describe when each is used.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to state the clinical definition of the disease and describe the etiology of each disorder.

Objectives:

  1. Given a disease of the pulmonary system, state a definition of the disease.
  2. Given a disease of the pulmonary system, state the etiology of the disease.
  3. Given a cardiovascular disease, state a definition of the disease.
  4. Given a cardiovascular disease, state the etiology of the disease.
  5. Given a disease of the neurological system, state a definition of the disease.
  6. Given a disease of the neurological system, state the etiology of the disease.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the anatomic alterations of the lungs caused by common respiratory disorders.

Objectives:

  1. Given a disease of the pulmonary system, state the anatomic alteration associated with the disease.
  2. Given a cardiovascular disease, state the anatomic alteration associated with the disease.
  3. Given a disease of the neurological system, state the anatomic alteration associated with the disease.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the major pathophysiologic mechanisms activated throughout the respiratory system as a result of the anatomic alterations.

Objectives:

  1. Given a disease of the pulmonary system, state the pathophysiologic alterations associated with the disease.
  2. Given a cardiovascular disease, state the pathophysiologic alterations associated with the disease.
  3. Given a disease of the neurological system, state the pathophysiologic alterations associated with the disease.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the common clinical manifestations that develop as a result of pulmonary and cardiovascular disease.

Objectives:

  1. Given a disease of the pulmonary system, describe the clinical manifestations associated with the disease.
  2. Given a cardiovascular disease, describe the clinical manifestations associated with the disease.
  3. Given a disease of the neurological system, describe the clinical manifestations associated with the disease.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate the assessment data & develop an appropriate treatment care plan for each disease process.

Objectives:

  1. Given a disease of the pulmonary system, list the assessment data that should be performed to treat the disease.
  2. Given a disease of the pulmonary system, list components of the treatment plan used in the management of the disease.
  3. Given a cardiovascular disease, list the assessment data that should be performed to treat the disease.
  4. Given a cardiovascular disease, list components of the treatment plan used in the management of the disease.
  5. Given a disease of the neurological system, list the assessment data that should be performed to treat the disease.
  6. Given a disease of the neurological system, list components of the treatment plan used in the management of the disease.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the role of the RCP in disease prevention.

Objectives:

  1. List interventions that Respiratory Care Practitioners can use to treat patients with pulmonary disorders.
  2. List interventions that Respiratory Care Practitioners can use to treat patients with cardiovascular disorders.
  3. List interventions that Respiratory Care Practitioners can use to treat patients with neurological disorders.

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. Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation
    1. Modes
    2. Elimination of PaCO2
    3. Improvement of Oxygenation
  2. Assessment Process
  3. Therapist Driven Protocols
  4. Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases
    1. Asthma
    2. Emphysema
    3. Bronchieactasis
    4. Chronic Bronchitis
    5. Cystic Fibrosis
    6. Croup
    7. Epiglottitis
  5. Cardiovascular Diseases
    1. Myocardial Infarction
    2. Congestive Heart Failure
    3. Pulmonary Embolism
    4. Cerebral Vascular Accident
  6. Flail Chest
  7. Pneumothorax
  8. Neuromuscular Disease
  9. Sleep Disorder
  10. ARDS
  11. Atelectasis
  12. Cancer of the Lung
  13. Drowning
  14. Interstitial Lung Disease
  15. Smoke Inhalation
  16. Pneumonia
  17. Lung Abscess
  18. Tuberculosis
  19. AIDS

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



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



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