RC 136   Cardiopulmonary Diseases* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Respiratory Care Program and RC 120 with a grade of "C" or higher and RC 124 with a grade of "C" or higher and RC 131 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Corequisites: RC 140 and RC 145 and RC 146.

This course provides a detailed review of pulmonary disorders with disease pathology and management. The information provided allows students to integrate assessment and treatment of cardiopulmonary disease states as well as the physiological response to cardiopulmonary diseases. The role of a respiratory care practitioner in disease management is defined.

Respiratory Care, AAS


The respiratory therapist is involved in a variety of lifesaving and life-supporting situations. Respiratory therapists treat patients ranging in age from newborns to senior citizens in the prevention, treatment, management and rehabilitation of lung problems. Employment is typically in hospitals but is available in several other health delivery venues. The health care needs of an aging population will play a role in the future of respiratory care.