KVCC Catalog


RCP 100 Basic Resp Care Procedures
4-3-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 6 This course introduces the basic concepts of medical gas therapy and bronchial hygiene techniques. Topics of study include aerosol delivery methods, chest physiotherapy, and lung inflation techniques. Admission to the Respiratory Care Practitioner Program is required. Corequisite: RCP 106 and RCP 107. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

RCP 106 Pharmacology/Respiratory Care
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 3 This course offers a survey of pharmacology with the emphasis on drugs related to cardiopulmonary care. Admission to the Respiratory Care Program is required. Corequisite: RCP 100 and RCP 107. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

RCP 107 Cardiopulm Pathphys I
5-5-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 5 This course provides an overview of the pathophysiologic concepts of the cardiopulmonary system. Focus is placed on normal and abnormal physiology and patient assessment techniques used to identify normal and abnormal findings. Admission to the Respiratory Care Program is required. Corequisite: RCP 100 and RCP 106. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

RCP 112 Cardiopulm Pathphys II
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 3 This course presents the pathological changes of the common cardiorespiratory diseases. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RCP 100, RCP 106, and RCP 107 is REQUIRED. Corequisite: RCP 130.

RCP 112 Cardiopulm Pathphys II
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 3 This course presents the pathological changes of the common cardiorespiratory diseases. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RCP 106 and RCP 107 is REQUIRED. Corequisite: RCP 110 and RCP 130.

RCP 130 Respiratory Care Sem/Clinic I
9-2-21 (Lecture/Open Lab) Contact Hours: 23 The seminar will present the clinical application of routine therapeutic, diagnostic, and rehabilitation procedures. The application of these procedures in the acute care setting, extended care setting, patient?s home, and other non-traditional settings will be studied. In this first clinical experience, the student will learn to safely perform routine therapeutic, diagnostic, and rehabilitation procedures. These procedures may be performed in the acute care setting, extended care setting, patient?s home, and/or other non-traditional settings. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RCP 100, RCP 106, and RCP 107 is REQUIRED. Corequisite: RCP 112.

RCP 130 Respiratory Care Sem/Clinic I
9-2-21 (Lecture/Open Lab) Contact Hours: 23 The seminar will present the clinical application of routine therapeutic, diagnostic, and rehabilitation procedures. The application of these procedures in the acute care setting, extended care setting, patient's home, and other non-traditional settings will be studied. In this first clinical experience, the student will learn to safely perform routine therapeutic, diagnostic, and rehabilitation procedures. These procedures may be performed in the acute care setting, extended care setting, patient's home, and/or other non-traditional settings. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RCP 100, RCP 106, and RCP 107 is REQUIRED. Corequisite: RCP 110 and RCP 112.

RCP 200 Advanced Resp Care Procedures
4-2.5-4.5 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 7 This course is an in-depth study of those techniques and concepts used in critical care medicine. Life support techniques, non-invasive monitoring, and patient management are presented. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RCP 112 and RCP 130 is REQUIRED. Corequisite: RCP 210.

RCP 200 Advanced Resp Care Procedures
4-2.5-4.5 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 7 This course is an in-depth study of those techniques and concepts used in critical care medicine. Life support techniques, non-invasive monitoring, and patient management are presented. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RCP 110, RCP 112, and RCP 130 is REQUIRED. Corequisite: RCP 210.

RCP 210 Respiratory Care Sem/Clinic II
8-3-15 (Lecture/Open Lab) Contact Hours: 18 The seminar will concentrate on the clinical application of those techniques and concepts used in critical care medicine. Life support techniques, non-invasive monitoring, and patient management are presented. This course is the introductory critical care clinical experience in the program. Emphasis is placed on advanced life support systems, physiological monitoring, and management of the critically ill patient. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RCP 112 and RCP 130 is REQUIRED. Corequisite: RCP 200.

RCP 210 Respiratory Care Sem/Clinic II
8-3-15 (Lecture/Open Lab) Contact Hours: 18 The seminar will concentrate on the clinical application of those techniques and concepts used in critical care medicine. Life support techniques, non-invasive monitoring, and patient management are presented. This course is the introductory critical care clinical experience in the program. Emphasis is placed on advanced life support systems, physiological monitoring and management of the critically ill patient. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RCP 110, RCP 112, and RCP 130 is REQUIRED. Corequisite: RCP 200.

RCP 225 Respiratory Care Sem/Clin III
9-2-21 (Lecture/Open Lab) Contact Hours: 23 The seminar will discuss the advanced application of those techniques and concepts used in critical care medicine. Advanced Life support systems, invasive and non-invasive monitoring, and critical care patient management are presented. This course is the advanced critical care clinical experience in the program. Emphasis is placed on advanced life support systems, invasive and non-invasive physiological monitoring, and management of the critically ill patient. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of RCP 200 and RCP 210 is REQUIRED. Corequisite: RCP 230.

RCP 230 Contemporary Resp Topics
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 3 This capstone course presents issues relating to the practice of respiratory care for the graduating practitioner. Topics include board review preparation and clinical practice issues. PREREQUISITE: Succesful completion of RCP 200 and RCP 210 is REQUIRED. Corequisite: RCP 225.

RCP 230 Contemporary Resp Topics
2-2-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 2 This capstone course presents issues relating to the practice of respiratory care for the graduating practitioner. Topics include board review preparation and clinical practice issues. PREREQUISITE: Succesful completion of RCP 200 and RCP 210 is REQUIRED. Corequisite: RCP 225.