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RES 123 - Cardiopulmonary Physiology

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 3

Description: This course covers cardiopulmonary physiology and related systems.

Course Topics:
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiac System
  • Basic operation of a fluid filled system
  • Arterial Pressure Monitoring
  • Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring
  • Pharmacologic influences on hemodynamics
  • Monitoring patients in shock

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Students are expected to have viewed the online presentations prior to class and come to class prepared with their text.

Grading System:
The standard mathematical procedure of rounding will be applied to arrive at a whole number percentage in the final grade calculation.

An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Evaluate the pulmonary anatomy and physiology to include a full physical assessment of the system.
  2. Evaluate the cardiovascular anatomy and physiology to include a full physical assessment of the system. 
  3. Analyze the operation of a fluid-filled system.
  4. Analyze arterial pressure monitoring to include placement of an indwelling arterial catheter.
  5. Analyze pulmonary artery pressure monitoring.
  6. Identify and evaluate techniques used to monitor cardiac output.
  7. Summarize the continuous monitoring of mixed venous oxygen saturation.
  8. Summarize the pharmacologic influences on hemodynamic parameters.
  9. Summarize the monitoring of a patient in shock.
  10. Evaluate weekly literature searches involving differing aspects of cardiopulmonary physiology. 

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