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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Respiratory Care (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Health Sciences

Health Sciences degree programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. The limited enrollment courses are offered during the technical portion of the program that includes clinical, practicum, or professional practice experience. The technical section of a program has restrictions on the number of students that may start the limited enrollment courses each term (or year), based on space availability and accreditor guidelines, for example, objective quantitative factors. As a result of this limited class size, there may be a waiting period between completion of the prerequisites and other program requirements for entry into the limited enrollment courses, and the start of those courses. Some programs have instituted a competitive selection process for entry to the limited enrollment/restricted courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet found on the Health Sciences webpage: http://www.sinclair.edu/academics/divisions/hs/

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Program Prerequisites
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Description: An introductory survey course for students pursuing health science degrees or who have not previously taken high school chemistry. Topics include matter and measurement, atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, energy changes, atomic structure and bonding, acid/base chemistry, chemical kinetics, and organic chemistry. Three classroom hours, two lab hours per week. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445

Corequisites: CHE 1151 CHE 1151 CHE 1151

Corequisites: CHE 1111

Description: The survey course studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, cytology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, (blood, heart and blood vessels), the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system and the reproductive system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120 or MAT 1130

Corequisites: BIO 1108

Description:

The lab component of a survey course that studies the structure and function of the human body. Lab work topics include histology, cytology and the anatomy of the skeleton, muscles, nervous system structures, blood components, the heart, blood vessels and structures within the respiratory, digestive, urinary and male and female reproductive systems. Summarization is achieved through the dissection of a preserved fetal pig.

Corequisites: BIO 1107

Description: Solve health science applications; convert within and between metric, household and apothecary systems; read and interpret health science labels and graphs; calculate and apply statistical concepts; solve problems involving parenteral, pediatric and/or intravenous administration and dosage calculations. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Choose from MAT 1130 or Any Mathematics, Statistics & Logic elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology including anatomic, diagnostic, symptomatic, procedural, eponymic terms and standard abbreviations required for a working knowledge and understanding of the language of medicine.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description:

Respiratory Care as a profession to include standards of practice, regulating agencies, ethics and legal issues, education and program requirements, communication in health care and areas of clinical focus and employment outlook for a respiratory therapist.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

Fall Semester (First Year)
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Description: Orientation to the health care delivery system, including history, economics, medical/legal issues, professionalism, ethics, sociological aspects and wellness concepts. Orientation to the use of technology in the health care system will also be provided, including user interfaces, telecommunications and networks. The development of health care team skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving strategies and multicultural health care perspectives, will be presented. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description:

Advanced study of adult lung, heart and renal anatomy and physiology, including: ventilation, pulmonary mechanics, diffusion, gas transport, cardiac function and pulmonary perfusion, acid-base balance and interpretation, control mechanisms and physiological stressors; microbiology and infection control methods; emphasis on application/integration of respiratory sciences to patient scenarios.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: BIO 1107

Description: Respiratory care theory, physical assessment, equipment and skill development of procedures required for clinical practice, including vital signs, isolation precautions, body mechanics, respiratory vitals, airway management, oxygen therapy, humidity and aerosol therapy, medicinal therapy, bronchoscopy and charting. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: RET 1100 and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RET 1102

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Corequisites: RET 1101

Description:

Actions, effects, dosages and indications for drug classes commonly used to treat pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: CHE 1111 and Restricted to Majors

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: Respiratory care theory, equipment and skill development of procedures required for clinical practice, including fluidics, hyperinflation therapy, Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV), bronchopulmonary hygiene therapy, arterial blood gas puncture and analysis, pulse oximetry, electrocardiographs (ECGs), capnography, home care, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and smoking cessation techniques. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Prerequisites: RET 1101 and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RET 1202

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RET 1201

Description:

Actions, effects, dosages and indications for drug classes commonly used to treat pulmonary and cardiovascular disease.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Prerequisites: RET 1124 and Restricted to Majors

Description: Diseases and disorders affecting the cardiopulmonary systems emphasizing diagnosis, selection and implementation of therapeutic modalities and the role of the respiratory care practitioner in treatment.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Prerequisites: RET 1101 and Restricted to Majors

Description: Acquire and evaluate clinical data, initiate prescribed respiratory care treatments, manage life support activities, evaluate and monitor patient responses to therapy and modify the prescribed therapy to achieve the desired therapeutic objectives. Fifteen directed practice hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Prerequisites: RET 1101 and Restricted to Majors

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Summer Semester (First Year)
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Description:

Development of the fetus, anticipation of high-risk pregnancies and care of the newborn infant, emphasizing neonatal and pediatric physiology and diseases, and pertinent diagnostics.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Summer Only

Prerequisites: RET 1201 and Restricted to Majors

Description: Enhance clinical skills by performing prescribed therapy, evaluating clinical data, assessing patient status and observing/performing diagnostic studies, rehabilitation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and patient education in multiple health care settings. Seven practicum hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Summer Only

Prerequisites: RET 1201 and Restricted to Majors

 

Term hours subtotal:

3

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Description:

Diseases and disorders affecting the cardiopulmonary systems emphasizing diagnosis, selection and implementation of therapeutic modalities and the role of the respiratory care practitioner in treatment.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: RET 1201 and Restricted to Majors

Description: Assessment and treatment of patients in respiratory failure to include the following categories: airway management and emergencies, physiology and treatment of oxygenation/ventilation failure, physiology of lung mechanics, ventilator classification and management, positive pressure ventilation including volume and pressure control ventilation modes, ventilator troubleshooting, weaning from mechanical ventilation, and the application of ventilator graphic interpretation in the management of the mechanically ventilated patient. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: RET 2250 and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RET 2102

Description:

Lab to accompany RET 2101

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RET 2101

Description: Enhance clinical skills by performing prescribed mechanical ventilation within the critical care environment, diagnostic studies and evaluating clinical data on the adult and pediatric patient. Fifteen directed practice hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: RET 1303 and Restricted to Majors

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description:

Assessment, management, and treatment of critically-ill patients to include the following categories:

Management of neonatal/pediatric mechanical ventilation, advanced modes of ventilation, non-conventional oxygenation and ventilation strategies, diagnostics, special procedures for the respiratory therapist in the critical care setting, critical conditions, nutritional considerations, transport, and home care ventilation/disease management. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Prerequisites: RET 2101 and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RET 2202

Description:

Lab to accompany RET 2201

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Corequisites: RET 2201

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Description:

Advanced resuscitation techniques for the adult and pediatric patient with additional focus on disaster and epidemic preparedness/treatment and transport of the critically ill patient. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Prerequisites: RET 2101 and RET 2250 and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RET 2222

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Description:

Summative skills performance to include initiating prescribed respiratory care treatments, managing life-support activities, evaluating patient responses to such therapy and modifying therapy, performing diagnostic studies, rehabilitation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, providing education for in-patient and home care environment, performing mechanical ventilation on adults, pediatrics and neonates and completing a communication skills assessment. Seven practicum hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Prerequisites: RET 2101 and Restricted to Majors

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.