RES 118 - Respiratory Pharmacology
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Recognize the indications of bronchodilator therapy.
- Select the necessary medication to achieve bronchodilation.
- Describe the difference between a parasympatholytic and mucokinetic agent and corticosteroids.
- Describe the method of action, classification and affects on the autonomic nervous system of commonly administered aerosolized medications.
- Module I - Basic Drug Science
- Module II - Autonomic Nervous System
- Module III - Parasympatholytics
- Module IV - Mucokinetic Agents
- Module V - Corticosteroids
- Module VI - Central Nervous System Depressants
Respiratory Care Pharmacology
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Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 07/13/2006
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