Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 – 2:10
The focus of this lecture course is on the theoretical application of the basic therapeutic techniques used by respiratory care professionals. Topics include airway care, gas therapy, humidity and aerosol therapy, lung expansion therapy, chest physical therapy and patterns of cardiopulmonary dysfunction.
1. The student will be taught the techniques of lung expansion therapy to include: incentive spirometery. PEP devices, intermittent positive pressure breathing and continuous positive airway pressure
2. Bronchial hygiene maneuvers will be reviewed and students will be responsible for displaying knowledge of: manual and mechanical chest physiotherapy, airway clearance techniques to include cough and suctioning.
3. The airway management techniques requisite for respiratory care professionals will presented and demonstrated. Students will demonstrate skill in: oral intubation, tracheostomy care, placement of nasal and oral simple airways.
4. Students will receive instruction in thoracic imaging techniques and can demonstrate competence in simple radiographic image interpretation and can demonstrate knowledge of standard practices relating to imaging commonly used with pulmonary patients.
5. Instruction will be provided in causes and treatment of pulmonary infections, obstructive and interstitial lung diseases.
6. The clinical condition of respiratory failure will be discussed. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the techniques for treatment and causes of respiratory failure.
7. As time permits, students will receive instruction in introductory concepts relating to mechanical ventilation.
There will be six in-depth lecture examinations. These exams may consist of multiple choice, short answer, definitions, listing, true false, and/or essay. A cumulative final exam will be given. Weekly assignments will be given. GRADED ITEMS AND GRADE DETERMINATION:
Lecture Exams: 70%
Cumulative Final Exam: 25%
For a missed lecture exam, a 15% grade reduction will be taken for each day after the scheduled exam date. The professor reserves the right to make unscheduled exams essay in nature and considerably more challenging.
Regular class attendance is required. No distinction is made between excused and unexcused absences unless the absence has been cleared through the office of the Dean of Students, Athletic Department or Academic Affairs. If a student misses a lecture, it is the student's responsibility to work with other class members to determine what material was missed. Please refer to the MSU Student Handbook for more information.
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