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Respiratory Care (Limited Access Program)
Program Information
A.S. Degree - Code 2117/2217 - Catalog 2012/2013
Melanie McDonough, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3759
Connie Kisner, Staff Assistant, 386-506-3080
Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor, 386-506-3052, brownm@daytonastate.edu
08/30/2012 M - 1307

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes Mission:
The mission of the Respiratory Care program is to provide a learning-centered, widely diverse, high quality education to empower individuals to meet the needs of the community.

Description:
This program provides training in the use of special equipment, medications and other diagnostic and therapeutic modalities to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients who need temporary, emergency or long-term cardiopulmonary assistance. Students learn to administer medical gases, humidity and aerosol therapy, use positive pressure breathing machines, perform pulmonary drainage and clearance procedures, manage patient airways, perform pulmonary rehabilitation and home care, manage short and long term continuous mechanical ventilation and perform a variety of other special procedures.

Graduates are eligible to take the entry-level Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and advanced practitioner Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) examinations, of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and are eligible for licensure in the state of Florida.

The Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Committee on the Accreditation of Respiratory Care [CoARC], 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244 [817] 283-2835. Outcomes data from the Annual Report of Current Status can be found at www.coarc.com/47.html.

Outcomes:
Graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Perform entry-level skills competently as described by the scope of practice for Respiratory Care.
2. Employ effective communication skills within the healthcare setting.
3. Assemble a safe environment within the healthcare setting.
4. Apply professional behaviors within a healthcare setting.
5. Execute safe clinical decision making in respiratory care.


Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs Lab Fees: $526
Uniforms: $150
Stethoscope/Scissors: $50
Textbooks: $1,000
FDLE/FBI Background Screening: $90

Additional Admission Requirements -This is a limited access program. Continuing enrollment approval will be required to enroll in the program specific courses based on a selection process after completing the General Education classes required.

- Applicants must achieve minimum scores on the PERT Test (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test).

- Completion of the following coures with a grade of 'C' or better is required before submitting a request for continuing enrollment: BSC 1085/1085L (Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab), MAC 1105 (College Algebra) and ENC 1101 (College Composition).

- Basic Cardiac Life Support for Health Care Provider and AED through American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

- Submit completed application for continuing enrollment to the School of Health Careers and Human Services.

- Applications for continuing enrollment are accepted anytime during the year.

- Selection is made once per year based on the applicants cumulative GPA and successful completion of prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Applicants considered for continuing enrollment will be contacted for an interview. Attendance at a program information session is mandatory. Pre-registration is not required. A brief statement explaining your interest in Respiratory Care is required along with application paperwork.

- Admissions into the program will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

- Program specific courses and general education courses must be completed with a grade 'C' or better.

- Physical exam and BCLS CPR Card are due on the first day of class.

- Applicants will need a 2.5 Cumulative GPA to apply for continuing enrollment. Applicants with cumulative GPA's of 3.5 or better and successful completion of all prerequisite and corequisite courses will be considered more favorably.

- Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures of the Respiratory Care program as outlined in the Respiratory Care student handbook, as well as the College Student handbook.

General Education Courses
Course Title    
   
... ... General Education Core - 20 Credits  
... ... Communications Core (3 credits)  
  SEM HRS  
ENC1101 College Composition   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC0025 AND REA0017
   
... ... Mathematics Core (3 credits)  
  SEM HRS  
MAC1105 College Algebra   3.00 Pre-Reqs: MAT1033
   
... ... Sciences Core (8 credits)  
  SEM HRS  
BSC1085 Human Anatomy and Physiology I   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 AND MAT1033 OR MAC1105 OR MAC1114 OR MAC1140 OR MAC2233 OR MAC2311 OR MAC2312 OR MAC2313 OR MAP2302 OR MGF2106 OR MGF2107 OR STA2023 Conc-Reqs: BSC1085L
BSC1085L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab   1.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Conc-Reqs: BSC1085
BSC1086 Human Anatomy and Physiology II   3.00 Pre-Reqs: BSC1085 Conc-Reqs: BSC1086L
BSC1086L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: BSC1086
   
... ... Humanities, Cultural & Aesthetic Core (3 credits)  
... ... Choose One Course  
  SEM HRS  
AML2050 Modern American Literature   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
AML2060 Contemporary American Literature   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
AML2600 Introduction to African American Literature   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
ARH1000 Art Appreciation   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
DAN1100 Dance Appreciation   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
ENL2931 Selected Topics in Shakespeare   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
HUM2210 Prehistory to Medieval Humanities   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
HUM2230 Renaissance to Postmodern Humanities   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
LIT2040 Dramatic Literature   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
LIT2110 Masterpieces of World Literature I   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
LIT2120 Masterpieces of World Literature II   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
LIT2380 Literature By Women   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
LIT2602 Maritime Literature   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Pre-Reqs: ENC1101
MUH2110 Introduction to Music History and Literature   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Pre-Reqs: MUT1121L AND MUT1121
MUL1010 Music Appreciation   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
MUL2380 Popular Music in America   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
THE1000 Dramatic Appreciation   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
   
... ... Behavioral & Social Sciences Core (3 credits)  
  SEM HRS  
PSY1012 General Psychology   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
   
... ... Additional Required Courses - 4 Credits  
  SEM HRS  
CHM1025 Introductory to Chemistry   Co-Reqs: ENC1101 AND MAT1033 OR MAC1140 OR MAC2311 OR MAC2233 OR MAP2302 OR MAC1114 OR MAC1105 OR MAC2312 OR MAC2313 OR STA2023 OR MGF2107 OR MGF2106 Conc-Reqs: CHM1025L
CHM1025L Introduction to Chemistry Lab  OR Conc-Reqs: CHM1025
MCB1010 Microbiology   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Pre-Reqs: BSC1085 OR BSC1010 Conc-Reqs: MCB1010L
MCB1010L Microbiology Lab   1.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Conc-Reqs: MCB1010

Note: It may be necessary for the student to enroll in a developmental English, Math, or Reading course based upon college placement test scores. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses
Course Title    
  SEM HRS  
RET1024 Introduction to Respiratory Care   1.00 Conc-Reqs: RET1024L
RET1024L Introduction to Respiratory Care Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: RET1024
RET1026 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care I   3.00 Co-Reqs: RET1024 AND RET1024L Conc-Reqs: RET1026L
RET1026L Fundamentals of Respiratory Care I Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: RET1026
RET1264 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care II   3.00 Pre-Reqs: RET1026C OR RET1026 Conc-Reqs: RET1264L
RET1264L Fundamentals of Respiratory Care II Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: RET1264
RET1265 Mechanical Ventilation   4.00 Co-Reqs: RET1264 Pre-Reqs: RET1026C OR RET1026
RET1293 Cardiopulmonary Medicine   3.00 Pre-Reqs: BSC1085 OR RET1485 AND BSC1085C
RET1414 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics   3.00 Co-Reqs: RET1833 Pre-Reqs: RET1264
RET1485 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology   3.00
RET1534 Special Topics in Respiratory Care I   3.00 Pre-Reqs: RET1293
RET1832 Clinical Respiratory Care I   4.00 Co-Reqs: RET1264
RET1833 Clinical Respiratory Care II   2.00 Pre-Reqs: RET1264 AND RET1832
RET2280 Critical Medicine in Respiratory Care   3.00 Pre-Reqs: RET1264 AND RET1264L
RET2350 Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology   1.00
RET2483 Patient Assessment and Interaction   1.00 Conc-Reqs: RET2483L
RET2483L Patient Assessment and Interaction Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: RET2483
RET2714 Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care   3.00 Pre-Reqs: RET1293 AND RET1485
RET2876 Clinical Respiratory Care III   4.00 Pre-Reqs: RET1832 AND RET1833
RET2877 Clinical Respiratory Care IV   4.00 Pre-Reqs: RET2876
RET2934 Respiratory Care Seminar   3.00

Sample Program of Study
Course Title    
   
... ... Prerequisite Courses  
  SEM HRS  
ENC1101 College Composition   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC0025 AND REA0017
BSC1085 Human Anatomy and Physiology I   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 AND MAT1033 OR MAC1105 OR MAC1114 OR MAC1140 OR MAC2233 OR MAC2311 OR MAC2312 OR MAC2313 OR MAP2302 OR MGF2106 OR MGF2107 OR STA2023 Conc-Reqs: BSC1085L
BSC1085L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab   1.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Conc-Reqs: BSC1085
MAC1105 College Algebra   3.00 Pre-Reqs: MAT1033
   
... ... First Year - 1st Semester - Fall  
  SEM HRS  
BSC1086 Human Anatomy and Physiology II   3.00 Pre-Reqs: BSC1085 Conc-Reqs: BSC1086L
BSC1086L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: BSC1086
RET1024 Introduction to Respiratory Care   1.00 Conc-Reqs: RET1024L
RET1024L Introduction to Respiratory Care Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: RET1024
RET1026 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care I   3.00 Co-Reqs: RET1024 AND RET1024L Conc-Reqs: RET1026L
RET1026L Fundamentals of Respiratory Care I Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: RET1026
RET1485 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology   3.00
RET2350 Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology   1.00
RET2483 Patient Assessment and Interaction   1.00 Conc-Reqs: RET2483L
RET2483L Patient Assessment and Interaction Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: RET2483
   
... ... 2nd Semester - Spring  
  SEM HRS  
PSY1012 General Psychology   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
RET1264 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care II   3.00 Pre-Reqs: RET1026C OR RET1026 Conc-Reqs: RET1264L
RET1264L Fundamentals of Respiratory Care II Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: RET1264
RET1265 Mechanical Ventilation   4.00 Co-Reqs: RET1264 Pre-Reqs: RET1026C OR RET1026
RET1293 Cardiopulmonary Medicine   3.00 Pre-Reqs: BSC1085 OR RET1485 AND BSC1085C
RET1832 Clinical Respiratory Care I   4.00 Co-Reqs: RET1264
   
... ... Summer Semester (6 Weeks)  
  SEM HRS  
RET1414 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics   3.00 Co-Reqs: RET1833 Pre-Reqs: RET1264
RET1534 Special Topics in Respiratory Care I   3.00 Pre-Reqs: RET1293
RET1833 Clinical Respiratory Care II   2.00 Pre-Reqs: RET1264 AND RET1832
   
... ... Second Year - 1st Semester - Fall  
  SEM HRS  
RET2280 Critical Medicine in Respiratory Care   3.00 Pre-Reqs: RET1264 AND RET1264L
RET2714 Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care   3.00 Pre-Reqs: RET1293 AND RET1485
RET2876 Clinical Respiratory Care III   4.00 Pre-Reqs: RET1832 AND RET1833
   
... ... 2nd Semester - Spring  
  SEM HRS  
... ... Humanities, Cultural & Aesthetic Core   3.00
CHM1025 Introductory to Chemistry   Co-Reqs: ENC1101 AND MAT1033 OR MAC1140 OR MAC2311 OR MAC2233 OR MAP2302 OR MAC1114 OR MAC1105 OR MAC2312 OR MAC2313 OR STA2023 OR MGF2107 OR MGF2106 Conc-Reqs: CHM1025L
CHM1025L Introduction to Chemistry Lab  OR Conc-Reqs: CHM1025
MCB1010 Microbiology   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Pre-Reqs: BSC1085 OR BSC1010 Conc-Reqs: MCB1010L
MCB1010L Microbiology Lab   1.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101 Conc-Reqs: MCB1010
RET2877 Clinical Respiratory Care IV   4.00 Pre-Reqs: RET2876
RET2934 Respiratory Care Seminar   3.00
TOTAL  ...   76.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.



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