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RES 118 - Respiratory Pharmacology

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: RES 114 , RES 112 , BIO 209  
Co-requisites: RES 115 , RES 116  and RES 117  

The study of respiratory pharmacology with emphasis on the properties of medications and their effects on the patient. The competencies a respiratory care practitioner must demonstrate to be safe and effective will be stressed. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Recognize the indications of bronchodilator therapy.
  2. Select the necessary medication to achieve bronchodilation.
  3. Describe the difference between a parasympatholytic and mucokinetic agent and corticosteroids.
  4. Describe the method of action, classification and affects on the autonomic nervous system of commonly administered aerosolized medications.
Listed Topics
  1. Module I    -  Basic Drug Science
  2. Module II   -  Autonomic Nervous System
  3. Module III  -  Parasympatholytics
  4. Module IV  -  Mucokinetic Agents
  5. Module V   -  Corticosteroids
  6. Module VI  -  Central Nervous System Depressants
Reference Materials
Respiratory Care Pharmacology
Mosby-Yearbook, Inc., Latest Edition
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 07/13/2006

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