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RES 246 - Respiratory Pharmacology


Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 3 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 2

Description: This course includes a study of pharmacologic agents used in cardiopulmonary care.

Course Topics:
  • Sources of drugs, effects of drugs on the body and factors that alter drug effects
  • Physiology of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • Outlining the mechanism of action of adrenergic, antiadrenergic, cholinergic, anticholinergic drugs, and aerosolized antimicrobials
  • Explaining the mechanism of action of respiratory care medications
  • Analyzing a case study and recommend the appropriate respiratory care medication to administer
  • Given a case study, appropriately modifying the medication regimen
  • Recognizing the side effects to respiratory care medications
  • Analyzing the medication regimen for a case study patient and deducing if the regimen is appropriate.

Textbooks:
Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Students are expected to have viewed the video 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. Summarize the general pharmacological principles.
  2. Diagram the sources of drugs, effects of drugs on the body and factors that alter drug effects.
  3. Compare and contrast the physiology of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous.
  4. Outline the mechanism of action of adrenergic, antiadrenergic, cholinergic, anticholinergic drugs, and aerosolized antimicrobials.
  5. Explain the mechanism of action of respiratory care medications.
  6. Analyze a case study and recommend the appropriate respiratory care medication to administer.
  7. Given a case study, appropriately modify the medication regimen.
  8. Recognize side effects to respiratory care medications.
  9. Analyze the medication regimen for a case study patient and deduce if the regimen is appropriate.

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  • Identity Verification
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  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Orientation and Support
  • Proctored Exams

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  • Academic Integrity
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  • Withdrawals


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2023-2024