Respiratory Therapy (RTH) at Central Virginia Community College


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RTH 101 - Integrated Sciences for Respiratory Care I
Integrates the application of mathematics, chemistry, microbiology, physics, and computer technology as these sciences apply to the practice of respiratory care.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 102 - Integrated Sciences for Respiratory Care II
Integrates the concepts of mathematics, chemistry, physics, microbiology, and computer technology as these sciences apply to the practices of respiratory care.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 121 - Cardiopulmonary Science I
Focuses on pathophysiology, assessment, treatment, and evaluation of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Explores cardiopulmonary and neuromuscular physiology and patho- physiology.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 131 - Respiratory Care Theory and Procedures I
Presents theory of equipment and procedures and related concepts used for patients requiring general, acute and critical cardiopulmonary care. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
RTH 132 - Respiratory Care Theory and Procedures II
Presents theory of equipment and procedures and related concepts used for patients requiring general, acute and critical cardiopulmonary care. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
RTH 135 - Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures I
Focuses on purpose, implementation and evaluation of equipment, and procedures used in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of patients with cardiopulmonary disease.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 1-3 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
2 credits
RTH 145 - Pharmacology for Respiratory Care I
Presents selection criteria for the use of, and detailed information on pharmacologic agents used in pulmonary care.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
RTH 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 217 - Pulmonary Rehab., Home Care and Health Promotion
Focuses on purpose and implementation of a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program. Explores procedures and approaches used in pulmonary home care. Identifies and discusses major health and wellness programs applied to cardiopulmonary patients.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
RTH 222 - Cardiopulmonary Science II
Focuses on assessment, treatment, and evaluation of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Explores cardiopulmonary, renal, and neuromuscular physiology, and pathophysiology.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 223 - Cardiopulmonary Science III
Continues the exploration of topics discussed in RTH 121 and 222.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
RTH 224 - Integrated Respiratory Therapy Skills I
Presents intensive correlation of all major respiratory therapy subject areas reflecting the entry-level and advanced practitioner matrices. Emphasizes assessment, implementation, and modification of therapy to patient response.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
RTH 226 - Theory of Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
Focuses on cardiopulmonary physiology and pathology of the newborn and pediatric patient.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
RTH 236 - Critical Care Monitoring
Focuses on techniques and theory necessary for the evaluation and treatment of the critical care patient, especially arterial blood gases and hemodynamic measurements. Explores physiologic effects of advanced mechanical ventilation.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits