Mar 20, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

RTAD-124 Respiratory Pharmacology

Credits 1 / 1 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Division signature required; Program eligibility requirements; Placement into ENGL-100  (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030 , ACLT-075  or ACLT-076   Pre- or Co-requisite: RTAD-120 , RTAD-121 , RTAD-122  and RTAD-125 .
An introduction to pharmacology with a focus on the application of drugs for the treatment of pulmonary disorders. A broad description of pharmacology used in critical care and emergency care will be discussed as well as methods of drug calculation.

Course Outcomes
1. Identify the key terms, abbreviations and int5roductory concepts related to pharmacology 2. Explain the principles related to the phases of drug action 3. Describe the administration of aerosolized medications 4. Explain the different methods for calculating drug dosages 5. Describe the relationship between drug actions and the central and peripheral nervous system, 6. Explain the important aspects for the use of adrenergic, anticholinergic and xanthine bronchodilators 7. Describe the key elements of mucus controlling drug therapy 8. Explain the role of surfactant agents in the treatment of patients with respiratory disorders 9. Describe the important aspects of corticosteroids and mediator antagonists in the treatment and prevention of reactive airways disease 10. Explain the role of anti-infective agents in the treatment of respiratory disease 11. Describe the use of cold and cough agents 12. Explain the use of drugs commonly used in the critical care setting 13, Describe the use of drugs commonly used in the emergency care setting 14. Explain the key considerations in the use of aerosolized drugs in infants and children