Respiratory Therapy (RESD)

RESD 50  Theory and Principles of Respiratory Therapy

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   
Prerequisite: ANAT 10A, ANAT 10B, CHEM 10, MATH 51, MEDI 90
Corequisite: RESD 51A, RESD 52

History of respiratory care, patient confidentiality, patient safety, principles of infection control, bloodborne and airborne pathogens, ethical and legal implications of practice, professionalism, physical principles of respiratory care, and computer applications in respiratory care.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623242RESD:50R9:00am - 11:05amK. Coreas67A-138

RESD 51A  Respiratory Therapy Science

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Corequisite: RESD 50 and RESD 52

Principles of respiratory therapy equipment. Emphasis placed on methods of administration of therapy and application of specialized equipment in the clinical setting. Also includes respiratory physiology and oxygen transport.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623243RESD:51AT1:00pm - 4:10pmJ. Hutchinson67A-138
W1:00pm - 4:10pmJ. Hutchinson67A-138
Fall 201623244RESD:51AT1:00pm - 4:10pmJ. Hutchinson67A-138
R1:00pm - 4:10pmJ. Hutchinson67A-138

RESD 51B  Respiratory Therapy Science

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: RESD 50 and RESD 51A
Corequisite: RESD 53 and RESD 60

Respiratory therapy equipment will be presented. Emphasis is placed on the methods of administration of therapy and the application of specialized equipment in the acute care setting and the application of mechanical ventilation in the clinical setting.

RESD 52  Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: MEDI 90, CHEM 10, ANAT 10A and 10B, MATH 51
Corequisite: RESD 51A, RESD 50

Anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary, neurological, and renal systems emphasizing clinical application of physiological concepts.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623245RESD:52W9:00am - 12:10pmM. Wiesner67A-138

RESD 53  Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Corequisite: RESD 51B

Anatomic alterations of the lungs, etiology, overview of the cardiopulmonary clinical manifestations, and general management of commonly encountered cardiopulmonary diseases.

RESD 55  Adult Respiratory Intensive Care

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Corequisite: RESD 56B

Provides an in-depth approach to the current modalities and monitoring tools of respiratory care. Emphasis is on the adult patient who is critically ill with primary and/or secondary cardiopulmonary failure.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623246RESD:55M10:00am - 1:10pmM. Wiesner67A-138

RESD 56A  Techniques of Respiratory Therapy

2.5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 143
Prerequisite: RESD 51B
Corequisite: RESD 57B

Clinical practice in intensive care and mechanical ventilator procedures in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients in a hospital setting. The student is expected to perform basic therapeutic modalities mastered in RESD 51A and RESD 51B and apply concepts learned in the first academic sessions of the Respiratory Therapy Program. Instruction in the application of therapeutic modalities and diagnostic procedures performed in the general management and treatment of adult and pediatric patients requiring respiratory care are introduced.

RESD 56B  Techniques of Respiratory Therapy

6 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 324
Prerequisite: RESD 56A
Corequisite: RESD 55, RESD 58

Clinical practice in the hospital setting. The student is expected to perform basic therapeutic modalities mastered in RESD 51A and RESD 51B and apply concepts learned in the first three semesters of the Respiratory Therapy Program. Instruction in the application of therapeutic modalities and diagnostic procedures performed in the management and treatment of adult and pediatric patients requiring respiratory care are done. Emphasis of intensive care and mechanical ventilator procedures are introduced.

RESD 56C  Techniques of Respiratory Therapy

2.5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 143
Prerequisite: RESD 55

Clinical practice in the hospital setting. Continued practice of intensive care and mechanical ventilator procedures in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients.

RESD 56D  Techniques of Respiratory Therapy

6 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 324
Prerequisite: RESD 56C
Corequisite: RESD 59 and RESD 61

Clinical practice including adult and neonatal intensive care requiring demonstration of all learned clinical skills. Application of therapeutic modalities and diagnostic procedures performed in the management and treatment of adult and pediatric intensive care patients. A six-week rotation is done in the neonatal intensive care unit. The student is expected to perform basic therapeutic modalities mastered in RESD 51A and RESD 51B and apply concepts learned in the first four semesters of the Respiratory Therapy Program.

RESD 57B  Special Procedures for Respiratory Care

1.5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 27   
Prerequisite: RESD 51B
Corequisite: RESD 56A

Application and skills development in pharmacology, bronchoscopy, mechanical ventilation, and arterial blood gas puncture.

RESD 58  Neonatal Intensive Care

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Corequisite: RESD 56B and RESD 55

Emphasizes neonatal pathophysiologies, etiologies, and ramifications. Encompasses the newest techniques in monitoring equipment used in the treatment and maintenance of the premature infant. Designed primarily for respiratory therapists and nurses.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623250RESD:58M3:00pm - 6:10pmJ. Garcia67A-138

RESD 59  Respiratory Therapeutic Modalities

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: RESD 55
Corequisite: RESD 56D and RESD 61

Advanced practitioner review and evaluation of patient data, equipment manipulation, and therapeutic respiratory therapy procedures. Student self-assessment and preparation for board examinations, credentialing and employment. Students are required to purchase self-assessment examinations.

RESD 60  Comprehensive Pulmonary Assessment

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   
Corequisite: RESD 51B and RESD 53

Techniques of pulmonary assessment including history taking, clinical laboratory data, pulmonary function testing data, chest X-rays, physical exam findings, arterial blood gas data, hemodynamic monitoring data, exhaled gas monitoring data, nutrition, and synopsis of findings; extensive practice in interpreting this data.

RESD 61  Current Issues in Respiratory Care

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

Prerequisite: RESD 56C
Corequisite: RESD 56D and RESD 59

Explores recently developed health care techniques and strategies for diagnostics, assessment, and therapeutics and their impact on respiratory therapists.

RESD 62  Pharmacology for Respiratory Care

1.5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 27   
Prerequisite: RESD 50 and RESD 51A and RESD 52

Commonly used respiratory care drugs with emphasis on dosage, indications, contraindications, adverse reactions, and expected outcomes.

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