Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

RTH 202 - Respiratory Therapy Principles IV

Course Description

This course includes the study of advanced cardiovascular and renal physiology and pathophysiology, and treatment regimens that impact respiratory care.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Discuss the basic principles of pharmacology, drug administration methods, drug action and side effects with emphasis on respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
Discuss the principles of fluid and electrolyte balance and how it relates to the respiratory system.
Describe the principles of cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring.
Research and present a paper on an area or concept of respiratory therapy in the area of techniques equipment, or respiratory physiology.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: RTH 201 Coreq: RTH 203, RTH 205