Spring 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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RC 110    Cardiopulmonary Pathologies for Respiratory Care    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: RC 111
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Respiratory Care Program.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the common pathologies affecting the cardiopulmonary system and related pharmacological treatment. Topics include obstructive and restrictive airway diseases, early childhood respiratory diseases, infectious pulmonary diseases, and pulmonary vascular diseases.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

W07:30AM-10:20AMLECL.IlagaARC MAIN HeEd 71611367Textbook

RC 111    Principles of Respiratory Care    7 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: RC 110
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Respiratory Care Program.
Hours: 108 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces critical thinking skills necessary for entry into clinical practice in respiratory care. It includes a comprehensive overview of the cardiopulmonary system with emphasis on applied physiology. Additionally, it covers ventilation, gas transport, gas exchange, and acid-base balance, including interpretation of data and the relationship of therapeutics to physiological principles. Respiratory care equipment, patient assessment skills, safe practices, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), human rights and privacy, personal health and hygiene, and hospital orientations are introduced. This course is preparation for general practice as a respiratory care practitioner. It covers laboratory skills and procedures with emphasis on the application of theories and techniques related to assessment, evaluation, and interpretation of patients with cardiopulmonary illness. Included are concepts of Basic Life Support. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

F08:00AM-02:35PMLECL.Ilaga TBA TBA
F08:00AM-02:35PMLECD.Czaja TBA TBA
M07:00AM-10:15AMLABD.CzajaARC MAIN HeEd 71612393Textbook
M07:00AM-10:15AMLABL.IlagaARC MAIN HeEd 71612393Textbook
M10:20AM-01:35PMLABD.Czaja TBA TBA12394Textbook
M10:20AM-01:35PMLABL.Ilaga TBA TBA12394Textbook
M01:40PM-04:55PMLABJ.Hughes TBA TBA13456Textbook

RC 130    Respiratory Care in Neonatal and Pediatric Populations & Diagnostic Studies    4 Units

Prerequisite: RC 121, 122, 123, and 124 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 131 and 132
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares students to work in laboratories and special care areas of a hospital. Topics cover perinatal and pediatric diseases, labor and delivery, rehabilitation, and advanced diagnostic studies performed by respiratory therapists. Additional topics include bronchoscopy, advanced pulmonary function studies, bronchial provocation testing, polysonography, exercise stress tests, metabolic studies, hemodynamic measurements, and cardiovascular testing.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

T07:25AM-11:35AMLECD.Czaja TBA TBA11044Textbook
T07:25AM-11:35AMLECW.Miller TBA TBA11044Textbook

RC 131    Respiratory Care in Neonatal and Pediatric Populations & Diagnostic Studies Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: RC 121, 122, 123, and 124 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 130 and 132
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course prepares students for general practice as respiratory care practitioners. It provides 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. Additionally, it covers pulmonary rehabilitation techniques, cardiopulmonary stress testing, sleep studies, and respiratory care techniques in the home setting. Field trips may be required. Students must successfully complete the National Board for Respiratory Care Self Assessment Examinations to receive a passing grade in this course. Students are responsible for fees associated with this examination.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

T12:00PM-03:05PMLABD.Czaja TBA TBA11045Textbook
T12:00PM-03:05PMLABW.Miller TBA TBA11045Textbook
T03:15PM-06:20PMLABD.Czaja TBA TBA11825Textbook
T03:15PM-06:20PMLABW.Miller TBA TBA11825Textbook

RC 132    Clinical Externship II    6 Units

Prerequisite: RC 121, 122, 123, and 124 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 130 and 131
Enrollment Limitation: Student must meet the health requirements of the Los Rios Community College District for Allied Health Programs and certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Hours: 324 hours LAB
Description: This is a preparatory course for advanced practice as respiratory care practitioners. Topics include clinical practice in the application of airway management, including intubation, suctioning, and bronchoscopy, to adult patients in critical care units. Additionally it includes clinical practice in application of non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilatory support, ventilator settings/adjustments, monitoring, adjusting ventilators to improve oxygenation and/or ventilation and discontinuance from mechanical ventilatory support. Clinical experience is provided in regional hospitals and clinics. A portion of this course may be offered with a TBA component which may include working in clinical sites.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

WTh06:30AM-04:35PMLABJ.Coldiron TBA TBA11838Textbook
WTh06:30AM-04:35PMLABL.Ilaga TBA TBA11046Textbook
WTh06:30AM-04:35PMLABD.Czaja TBA TBA11046Textbook
WTh06:30AM-04:35PMLABJ.Hughes TBA TBA11046Textbook
WTh06:30AM-04:35PMLABW.Miller TBA TBA20356Textbook

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2017