Respiratory Therapy (RTH) at Wytheville 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 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 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 199 - 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
RTH 215 - Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Focuses on purpose and implementation of comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 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 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 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 254 - Advanced Clinical Procedures IV
Offers clinical instruction in advanced patient care practice.
Clinical 15-20 hours per week.
3-4 credits
RTH 265 - Current Issues in Respiratory Care
Explores current issues affecting the profession of respiratory care.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
RTH 267 - 12 Lead Electrocardiographic Diagnostics
Presents a basic review of cardiac anatomy and physiology, and fundamental EKG's including the dysrhythmias. The focus of the remainder of the course is 12-lead diagnostics, including bundle branch clocks; hemiblocks; digitalis effects; myocardial ischemia, injury and infarction and related wave changes.
Lecture 3 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