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Courses:
Gary White

Brief Course Descriptions

RT 110 Physical Science for Respiratory Care
An introductory course that applies the physical sciences to cardiopulmonary physiology, respiratory care equipment and operation, and application of physical laws to mechanical and physiological measurements.

RT 111 Respiratory Care Fundamentals I
First course in a four-quarter series on respiratory care fundamentals. This course will orient the student to the respiratory care profession, cover pulmonary anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, and introduction to respiratory disease states, fundamentals of oxygen therapy and training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

RT 120 Respiratory Care Fundamentals II
Second course in a four-quarter series on respiratory care fundamentals. This course includes arterial blood gas interpretations, humidity and aerosol therapy, oxygen analyzer, pulse oximetry, airway maintenance and secretion management, patient assessment, manual resuscitation and work ethics and professionalism. A CPR instructor course in included.

RT 131 Respiratory Care Fundamentals III
Third course in a four-quarter series on respiratory care fundamentals. This course includes hyperinflation therapy, chest physiotherapy, introduction to positive pressure ventilators, a seven-hour unit on AIDS-related education (required by Washington State law) and infection control.

RT 140 Respiratory Care Fundamentals IV
Fourth in a series of respiratory care fundamentals covering the psychosocial stages of development from infants to geriatrics; a foundation describing unique requirements of the pediatric patient and pediatric disorders and the classification, theory and operation of adult acute care ventilators.

RT 131 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
Introductory course on cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology. This course includes the structure and function of the cardiopulmonary system and is fundamental to the application of the art and science of respiratory care.

RT 215 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology
Lecture course discussing the pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary disease including obstructive, restrictive, and vascular and lung injury.

RT 130 Fundamentals of Spirometry and Blood Gas Analysis
The first in a series of three courses applying the technique of spirometry and blood gas analysis in the diagnosis of cardiopulmonary dysfunction.

RT 213 Pulmonary Volumes, Diffusion and Instrumentation
Advanced course in pulmonary diagnostics relating to measurement and assessment of flow volume loops, lung volumes, distribution and diffusion.

RT 223 Advanced Pulmonary Diagnostics
Advanced pulmonary diagnostic procedures, including radiographic, bronchoscopies, polysomnography, cardiopulmonary stress testing and exercise physiology.




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