Respiratory Therapy (RSPT)

RSPT 50  Polysomnography I  (4.0 Units)  

Topics include sleep terminology, sleep structure and disorders, complete patient set-up and data acquisition. Students will also learn the basics of noninvasive treatments for certain sleep disorders.

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

RSPT 138  Coop Ed Respiratory Therapy  (1-8 Units)  

Cooperative Education: This course is designed for students who are cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or possible career changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training through work-based learning experiences. Students must have a co-op approved worksite to enroll in this class and establish new learning objectives. Please refer to the Cooperative Education section in the catalog for more information

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

RSPT 221  Basic Cardiopulmonary Clinical Practicum  (3.0 Units)  

Clinic-based practicum in which students perform a variety of cardiopulmonary assessments and therapies appropriate to their level in the respiratory therapy and echocardiography courses. Students present case studies based on patient-information gathering that include history and physical, review of systems, rationale for diagnostics and treatment, vital signs, medical history, questionnaire, scores, treatments, and study data.

Prerequisite(s): RSPT 231 or RSPT 90; Minimum grade C

Lab Hours: 162.00

Transfer: Not transferable

RSPT 222  Advance Cardiopulmonary Clinical Practicum and Case Studies  (3.0 Units)  

Critical care clinic-based practicum in which students perform a variety of cardiopulmonary assessments and therapies. Students present case studies based on critical care patient-information gathering that include history and physical, review of systems, rationale for diagnostics and treatment, vital signs, medical history, questionnaire, scores, treatments, and study data.

Prerequisite(s): RSPT 233; Minimum grade C

Lab Hours: 162.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

RSPT 230  Introduction to Respiratory Therapy  (3.0 Units)  

Course introduces the student to respiratory therapy as a health science profession including history, professional requirements, responsibilities, professional organizations, and credentialing of the respiratory care practitioner. Provides basic anatomy and physiology, physics and math, and basic cardiopulmonary pathology to provide the student a foundation of theory and application. Offered summer.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

RSPT 231  Basic Fundamentals of Respiratory Therapy  (10.0 Units)  

This course introduces respiratory therapy students to basic physical assessment, infection control, clinical applications of basic therapeutic and diagnostic modalities, chart review and documentation. Students are provided with an extensive orientation to the hospital environment and administration of basic respiratory therapy to clients.

Prerequisite(s): RSPT 230

Lecture Hours: 72.00; Lab Hours: 324.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

RSPT 232  Patient Assessment & Clinical Application of Respiratory Therapy  (10.0 Units)  

This course expands the theory and application of respiratory therapy introduced in RSPT 230 and 231. Course content includes advanced cardiac life support and airway management, advanced assessment of cardiopulmonary pathology, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, home care, transport, patient education, medical ethics. Content also includes thorough discussion of labs, imaging, ECG, and pharmacology. The student will spend 24 hours per week in the hospital administering respiratory modalities. Offered Spring semester. .

Prerequisite(s): RSPT 231; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 72.00; Lab Hours: 324.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

RSPT 233  Intensive Respiratory Therapy Care  (13.0 Units)  

This course expands the theory and application of respiratory therapy introduced in RSPT 232. Content includes advanced modalities such as mechanical ventilation, systemic assessment of the intensive care patient, advanced cardiopulmonary physiology and pathology.

Prerequisite(s): RSPT 239 and BIOL 211 or BIOL 231; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 72.00; Lab Hours: 486.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

RSPT 234  Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Therapy Care and Related Pathophysiology  (13.0 Units)  

This course is an advanced study of the theory and application of neonatal and pediatric respiratory care. The content will include: mechanical ventilatory support, advanced cardiopulmonary pathophysiology, equipment used in NICU and PICU, umbilical line and capillary blood sampling and analysis, endotracheal intubation, and principles of PALS and NRP.

Prerequisite(s): RSPT 233 and BIOL 221; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 72.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

RSPT 239  Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation Support  (2.0 Units)  

This course introduces the principals of mechanical ventilation, allows hands-on experience with current ventilators, and reinforces therapeutic care.

Prerequisite(s): RSPT 232; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

RSPT 243  Clinical Simulation  (1.0 Units)  

This course will prepare individuals for the National Board of Respiratory Care's (NBRC), Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination (TMC) and Clinical Simulation examinations. Those already certified (Certified Respiratory Therapist) and designated registry eligible by the NBRC will be able to review, evaluate, and improve their clinical assessment, decision making, and test taking skills. , UC

Prerequisite(s): RSPT 233; Minimum grade C or CRT/RCP credentials with "registry eligibility" as designated by the NBRC/RCB.

Lecture Hours: 18.00

Transfer: Not transferable