ERIC Number: ED350455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Respiratory Therapy Technology Program Guide.
Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Vocational Education.
This guide presents the standard curriculum for technical institutes in Georgia. The curriculum addresses the minimum competencies for a respiratory therapy technology program. The guide contains four sections. The General Information section contains an introduction giving an overview and defining the purpose and objectives, a program description, including admissions requirements, typical job titles, an accreditation and certification statement; and a curriculum model, including standard curriculum sequence and lists of courses. The next three sections describe the courses under three categories: General Core Courses (English, algebraic concepts); Fundamental Technical Courses (anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, introduction to respiratory therapy, foundations of respiratory therapy, respiratory therapy equipment); and Specific Technical Courses (cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, patient assessment, patient monitoring, airway management, microbiology, pathophysiology, mechanical ventilation, mechanical ventilators, introduction to pulmonary function testing, neonatal/pediatric respiratory care, pulmonary rehabilitation, seminar, clinical orientation, respiratory care I-II, and respiratory critical care I-II). Each course entry consists of the following: course overview (description, competency areas, prerequisites, credit hours, contact hours); course outline with student objectives and class and lab hours; and resource list. An equipment list is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Job Skills, Medical Services, Physical Therapy, Postsecondary Education, Program Guides, Respiratory Therapy, State Curriculum Guides, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Therapists, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Note: For the program standards, see CE 062 138.