Fall 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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RC 112    Respiratory Care Pharmacology    3 Units

Prerequisite: RC 110, 111, and 113 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 121, 122, and 123
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the concepts and principles of pharmacology required in the practice of respiratory care, including medications, actions, dosages, routes of administration, and adverse reactions. Topics include patient education of medication delivery devices, patient monitoring devices, utilization techniques, and the standards for therapeutic efficacy in relation to asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and smoking cessation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC L.Hunsaker           ARC MAIN HeEd 715        30141 
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RC 121    Concepts of Airway Care & Mechanical Ventilation    4 Units

Prerequisite: RC 110, 111, 113, and 120 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 112, 122, and 123
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course expands on the principles of respiratory failure, airway protective techniques, and advanced life support. Topics include mechanical ventilator theories and modes, invasive and noninvasive airway care, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) procedures.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        09:00AM-11:05AM LEC J.Coldiron           ARC MAIN HeEd 716        10012 
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RC 122    Airway Care & Mechanical Ventilation Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: RC 110, 111, 113, and 120 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 112, 121, and 123
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces higher levels of clinical practice including critical care. It covers advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), airway protective procedures, and mechanical ventilation. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
Th        07:30AM-10:35AM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        30143 
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Th        11:00AM-02:05PM LAB J.Coldiron           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        30144 Textbook


RC 123    Clinical Externship I    3 Units

Prerequisite: RC 110, 111, 113, and 120 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 112, 121, and 122
Enrollment Limitation: Meet the health requirements of the Los Rios Community College District for Allied Health Programs and certification in Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider.
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory course in the clinical practice of respiratory care. The course presents the principles of medical gas delivery devices; humidity, aerosol and hyperinflation therapies and chest physiotherapy. It also covers the application, patient assessment, patient monitoring, and the evaluation of the efficacy of medical gas, humidity, aerosol, hyperinflation therapies, and chest physiotherapy. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
T         06:30AM-04:30PM LAB L.Hunsaker           Off Campus Hospital      13002 
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T         06:30AM-04:30PM LAB A.Gonzales           Off Campus Hospital      30142 Textbook


RC 140    Theory III - Respiratory Care in Specialty Areas    3 Units

Prerequisite: RC 130, 131 with a grade of "C" or better; current certification of advanced cardiopulmonary life support.
Corequisite: RC 141
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course presents the principles of neonatal/pediatric respiratory care, including basic and advanced techniques as well as transport of mechanically ventilated newborns and children. It also presents the principles underlying cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, including patient assessment, stress testing, reconditioning techniques, psychosocial aspects specific to the home setting and long term ventilator care.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 716        31352 
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RC 141    Techniques III - Neonatal/Pediatric and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Techniques    1 Unit

Prerequisite: RC 130 and 131 with grades of "C" or better.
Corequisite: RC 140 and 142.
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides in class laboratory practice in medical gas, humidity/aerosol, hyperinflation and bronchial hygiene therapies, airway management and non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilatory support as applied to neonatal and pediatric patients in specialized critical care units. It also provides practice in pulmonary rehabilitation techniques, cardiopulmonary stress testing, sleep studies and respiratory care techniques in the home setting.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
W         02:30PM-05:35PM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        13266 
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W         11:00AM-02:05PM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        14336 Textbook


RC 142    Clinical Application: Neonatal/Pediatric and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Techniques    6 Units

Prerequisite: RC 130, 131, and 132 with grades of "C" or better.
Corequisite: RC 140 and 141.
Enrollment Limitation: Meet the health requirements of the Los Rios Community College District for Allied Health programs and certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Hours: 324 hours LAB
Description: This course provides clinical practice in the application of medical gas, humidity/aerosol, hyperinflation and bronchial hygiene therapies, airway management and non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilatory support as applied to neonatal and pediatric patients in specialized critical care units. It further provides practice in the application of pulmonary rehabilitation techniques, cardiopulmonary stress testing, sleep studies and respiratory care techniques in the home setting. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
ThF       06:30AM-04:30PM LAB J.Coldiron           Off Campus Hospital      14188 
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This class meets Thursdays and Fridays.

ThF       06:30AM-04:30PM LAB W.Miller             Off Campus Hospital      14190 Textbook
This class meets Thursdays and Fridays.

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 19, 2010