RSPT 63A: ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY & PATIENT MANAGEMENT
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||3 lecture per week (36 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Describe and identify the pathophysiology related to the signs and symptoms of pulmonary disorders.
- Select the appropriate treatment for various pulmonary disorders.
The student will be able to:
A. Describe and identify the pathophysiology related to the signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary disorders.
B. Gather appropriate information in the assessment of the various pulmonary diseases.
C. Select the appropriate treatment for various pulmonary disorders.
D. Interpret arterial blood gases and evaluate the patient's need for treatment.
E. Identify the methods used to drain the pleural space and complications associated with those methods.
F. Practice ventilator waveforms and ventilator strategies.
A. Cardiopulmonary disorders
1. Status asthmaticus and asthma guidelines
2. COPD guidelines
3. Pleural diseases
4. Pulmonary vascular disease
5. Acute lung injury and ARDS
6. Pulmonary edema
9. Near drowning
10. Smoke inhalation and burns
B. Physical assessment of the critically ill patient
3. Chest exam
5. Laboratory results
C. Treatment strategies
1. ARDSNet protocol
2. Ventilator management
3. Hemodynamic monitoring
4. Therapist driven protocols
D. Acid base balance
1. Permissive hypercapnea
E. Chest tubes and Chest tube drainage systems
1. Types of chest trauma
2. Chest Tubes
F. Ventilator waveforms and management strategies
1. Air trapping
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Methods of evaluation may include:
A. Exams including Midterm Exam
B. Patient Case Study assignment and presentation
C. Comprehensive Final Exam
Method(s) of Instruction
Lecture and discussion on advanced topics in Respiratory Therapy including diseases, protocol based care and management guidelines.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Des Jardins, T., and G. Burton, Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease, 7th ed. Missouri, Mosby, 2015. ISBN: 9780323244794
Kacmarek, Stoller, and Heuer, Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, 10th ed. St Louis, MO, C.V. Mosby Co., 2013. ISBN: 9780323082037
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading assignments related to course content.
B. Reading assignments will vary from 20-60 pages a week.
C. Students will also need to compile data on a patient and present a case study.