Concentrates on the anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
This course is offered in the first semester of the program and is designed for beginning respiratory care students. The purpose of this course is to introduce fundamental principles of cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology and medical terminology. Medical terminology is studied through the use of a self-paced, programmed text.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
This is an entry-level course; therefore, there are no course prerequisites.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
B. understand anatomy and physiology of the airway
C. understand anatomy and physiology of the lungs
D. understand anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
E. perform basic arterial blood gas interpretation
A. Medical terminologyRevised 4/00
B. Cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology
C. Cardiopulmonary assessment skills1. gas exchangeD. Acid Base Balance
2. gas transport
3. arterial blood gas interpretation