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RC 131   Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Respiratory Care Program. BIOL 144 and CHEM 122 and ENGL 121.

Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 230 (All courses must be completed with a "C" or higher.) Corequisites: RC 120 and RC 124.

This course is a detailed review of the procedures, equipment, interpretation and analysis used in the diagnosis of cardiopulmonary disease. Diagnostic procedures will include: non-invasive oxygen and carbon dioxide measurements, arterial blood gas analysis, pulmonary function testing, thoracic imaging studies, clinical laboratory data, the electrocardiogram, bronchoscopy, thoracentesis, cardiopulmonary exercise studies and sleep studies. 2 hrs. lecture and 1.25 hrs. lab/wk.

Respiratory Care, AAS

...and Function* 2 RC 124 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care* 6 RC 131 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics* 3...