Respiratory Therapy (RTH) at Virginia Western Community College


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RTH 110 - Fund. Theory and Procedures for Respiratory Care
Focuses on the development of basic respiratory care skills necessary to enter the hospital environment.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week. 3-4 Credits
This is a first semester course that requires acceptance into the Respiratory Therapy program.
3-4 credits
RTH 110 Detailed Outline
RTH 111 - Anatomy & Physiology of the Cardiopulmonary System
Concentrates on anatomy and physiology of the cardio- pulmonary system.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 112 - Pathology of the Cardiopulmonary System
Presents pathophysiology of medical and surgical diseases with emphasis upon diseases of cardiopulmonary system.
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 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 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 151 - Fundamental Clinical Procedures I
Offers clinical instruction in basic patient care practices.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
RTH 152 - Fundamental Clinical Procedures II
Offers clinical instruction in basic patient care practices.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
RTH 215 - Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Focuses on purpose and implementation of comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 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 225 - Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Procedures
Focuses on the cardiopulmonary, physiology, pathology and application of therapeutic procedures in the management of the newborn and pediatric patient.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 245 - Pharmacology for Respiratory Care II
Concentrates on pharmacologic agents used in the management of the critically ill patient.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
RTH 253 - Advanced Clinical Procedures III
Offers clinical instruction in advanced patient care practices.
Clinical 15-20 hours per week.
3-4 credits