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RES 247 - Advanced Respiratory Pharmacology

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

Description: This course covers the indications, side effects, and hazards of pharmacologic agents used in the intensive care unit. Emphasis is on agents commonly administered by the respiratory care practitioner.

Course Topics:
  • Basic ECG monitoring and rhythm interpretation
  • Application of medications used ACLS principles
  • Application of neuromuscular blocking agents, cardiovascular pharmacology, circulatory pharmacology, and diuretics

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. Interpret ECG’s from 3-lead tracings.
  2. Apply the principles of pharmacology to ACLS.
  3. Summarize the general pharmacological principles relating to the use of neuromuscular blocking agents and their mechanism of action.
  4. Apply the principles of pharmacology to the cardiovascular system.
  5. Apply the principles of pharmacology to drugs affecting the circulation.
  6. Apply the principles of pharmacology to diuretic agents.
  7. Summarize the effects of smoking on the cardiopulmonary and other organ systems and pharmacologic agents to aid in smoking cessation.

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