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R C 401 - Cardiopulmonary Disease Management

5 Credits
This course will provide a study of disease management to include the pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic cardiopulmonary diseases, with an emphasis on developing, administering, and modifying respiratory care plans using evidence-based medicine, respiratory care protocols and clinical practice guidelines.

Pre-requisite(s) R C 400
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - R C

Quarters Typically Offered

Designed to Serve BAS - Respiratory Care students
Active Date 2015-02-02

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
I. Principles of disease management
II. Overview of chronic cardiopulmonary disease states
III. Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of chronic disease states
IV. Use of evidence-based medicine, protocols and clinical practice guidelines
V. Design and implementation of respiratory care planning
VI. Patient education and living with chronic disease

Student Learning Outcomes
Identify core concepts and goals of disease management.

Compare the assessment, diagnosis and treatment regimens of chronic disease states.

Identify patients who are best suited for disease management programs.

Explain the roles of the respiratory therapist and the healthcare team regarding disease management programs.

Describe the steps in the development of a disease management program.

Describe the construction and implementation of respiratory care plans.

Critique the use of evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines and respiratory care protocols within clinical scenarios.

Discuss the processes of patient education for patients living with chronic cardiopulmonary disease.

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