Dec 06, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

RESP 2335 - Cardiopulmonary and Laboratory Testing

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Successful advancement from the previous semester.

Course Description:
Cardiopulmonary and Laboratory Testing is a study of cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing as it applies to the respiratory care practitioner. The major concepts of cardiovascular monitoring and supportive therapy are presented along with EKG testing and interpretation and pulmonary function testing and interpretation. 3 hr. Lecture/wk.  

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Identify common cardiac rhythms from electrocardiogram strips, evaluate cardiac arrhythmias for life-threatening or benign conditions, and recommend appropriate intervention and treatment for cardiac arrhythmias.
  2. Perform basic bedside and explain specialty pulmonary function spirometry according to American Thoracic Society standards and analyze pulmonary function test results to diagnose patients with specific pathologies or conditions such as restrictive, obstructive or mixed pulmonary disorders. 
  3. Explain significant of other relevant laboratory testing for respiratory disorders.