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Respiratory Care Courses

RESP 1225 Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology Credit Hrs: 2
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: RESP 1320, 1410
Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology studies the different classes of drugs that affect the cardiopulmonary system. Topics include routes of administration, drug calculations, indications, modes of action, adverse reactions and assessment of effectiveness.

RESP 1320 Cardiopulmonary Physiology Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: RESP 1225, 1410
Cardiopulmonary Physiology provides an in-depth study of the physiology of the cardiopulmonary system. Topics include the mechanics of breathing, ventilation/perfusion relationships, gas transport mechanisms and neurologic control of ventilation. Maintenance of acid/base balance and the interpretation of arterial blood gases are also discussed.

RESP 1410 Fund of Respiratory Care I Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: RESP 1320, 1225
Fundamentals of Respiratory Care 1 introduces the student to the Respiratory Care profession. Topics covered include professional organizations, licensure,
terminology, medical gas therapy, equipment cleaning, isolation techniques and basic patient assessment.