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National Park, AR · Health Sciences · Respiratory Therapy

Adjunctive & Specialty Respiratory Care

  • Section
  • 01/15/2020 to 05/18/2020
  • Modified 01/12/2021

Class Information


  • Wednesdays 09:00- 09:50 am
  • FD 265


  • Wednesdays 10:00- 11:50 am
  • FD 265

Books required

Your Egan's Book and workbook from first semester and your Butler lab book from first semester.

Additional required materials

This course is a web enhanced course that will involve online testing and Quizzes
so a computer is required for this course. If you do not have access to a laptop computer there is availability at student resources and the computer center for a loaner computer

Course Description

This course will prepare the student to deliver patient education/ health education to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention. Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation from historical and scientific perspectives is introduced. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in the focus areas of pulmonary rehabilitation, home care, and various sub-specialty areas of respiratory care. The role of the respiratory therapist in disaster response is explored. Didactic and Lab.

ACTS Equivalent:  None

Prerequisites:  RESP 1103 Foundations of Respiratory Care; RESP 1104 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology; RESP 1114 Cardiopulmonary Assessment & Diagnostics

Corequisites:  RESP 2114 Respiratory Critical care; RESP1113 Cardio-pulmonary Disease; RESP1124 Respiratory Equipment & Therapeutics.

Next Course in Sequence:  None


General Education Purpose and Objectives


National Park College (NPC) is committed to its mission statement, "Learning is our focus, student success is our goal."  NPC is dedicated to helping all students develop as communicators, critical thinkers, and professionals who behave ethically and recognize the diversity of the world around them. The General Education Objectives are designed to be an integral component of all courses at NPC.

General Education Objectives (GEO)

It is the expectation that upon successful completion of a certificate or degree program at National Park College, the student will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively using oral, written, and electronic methods.
  2. Use critical and analytical thinking skills.
  3. Demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and competencies.
  4. Exemplify professional demeanor, ethical behavior, and respect for diversity.

Respiratory Care Program Purpose and Objectives


Respiratory Therapists (RT’s), also known as Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP’s), evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing problems (asthma, emphysema, etc.) or other cardiopulmonary disorders (cardiac or respiratory arrest, trauma from an accident, stroke, or heart attack).  Upon completion of the program, graduates will take the National Board of Respiratory Care exam that will certify the student (CRT). Students are also preparing to take the advanced practice exam to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year College or university should see an NPC counselor as well as refer to the Course Transfer section of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website ( to be sure that the courses will apply to the specific degree the student is seeking at the transfer institution.

Program Level Objectives (PLO):

Students who successfully complete the program of study in Respiratory Therapy will be able to:

  1. Analyze and evaluate clinical data concerning the cardiopulmonary status of patients. (GEO 2)
  2. Utilize respiratory therapy equipment safely and effectively according to Evidence Based Practice Standards in all patient situations. (GEO 3)
  3. Utilize critical thinking skills by demonstrating appropriate clinical judgment and decision-making skills for entry level respiratory therapist. (GEO 2, 3)
  4. Facilitate interaction among and between the allied health professions including nursing, the medical specialties, hospitals and clinics, service companies and industry to provide care to patient with cardiopulmonary disease. (GEO 1, 4)
  5. Encourage and promote professional excellence, advance the science and practice of respiratory care, and serve as an advocate for patients, their families, the public, the profession and the respiratory therapist. (GEO 1, 4)
  6. Provide educational resources for patients, caregivers and the general public in respiratory health promotion, disease prevention and rehabilitation. (GEO 1, 4)

Course Level Objectives (CLO)

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Construct effective educational materials for patients and caregivers utilizing the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains. (PLO 4, 6)
  2. Exhibit current knowledge of tobacco products, smoking cessation, and research. (PLO 1, 2)
  3. Explain the role of the respiratory therapist in selected medical procedures. (PLO 4, 5)
  4. Discuss components of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. (PLO 1, 3, 6)
  5. Elaborate on the role and responsibilities of the respiratory therapist in selected sub-specialty areas. (PLO 1, 4)
  6. Consider the role and responsibilities of the respiratory therapist in disaster and potential bioterrorism situation. (PLO 1, 2, 3)

Course Activities

This course may will include classroom activities, discussions, textbook readings, workbook exercises, group activities, assignments, and laboratory exercises with specific equipment, guest lecturers, and field trips.

Grading Policy

At the end of the course, the overall numerical grade will be converted from a numerical scale to the following letter grade scale as indicated in the Grading Scale.


Grading Policy
At the end of the course, the overall numerical grade will be converted from a numerical scale to the following letter grade scale as indicated in the Grading Scale. Students must have a grade of 70% or higher to continue in the program. Grade Breakdown Activities % EXAMS 70 QUIZZES 20 ATTENDANCE 5 PARTICIPATION/LAB 5 Total 100%

Grade Breakdown Activities
EXAMS                                                                                 70 %
QUIZZES                                                                              20 %
ATTENDANCE                                                                        5 %
PARTICIPATION/LAB/ ATTENDANCE                                    5 %
Total                                                                                    100%

Course Policies

Late Work

No Late Work will be Accepted in this course.  If you wish to have feedback given to you for completed Late work please request to meet with the instructor to go over the work.  Your late work will be evaluated if requested, however will receive a grade of 0 for being late.

Course policies

Time and Effort Commitment
The key to success in this class is persistent effort. You should carefully consider your time obligations before committing to this course. According to federal guidelines, one hour of classroom instruction should be accompanied by two hours of out-of-class student work each week. You should therefore expect 9 hours of work per 3 credit hour class regardless of the mode of delivery (i.e., web-enhanced, blended, or online).
Inclement Weather / Learning Management System (LMS) Downtime
When NPC is out of class due to weather, or in the case of an unplanned LMS downtime, any assignments that are due during that time will be reopened for one day after the college re-opens. LMS down time that is announced by the NPC Online office will need to be observed by the learner and assignment submission modified by the learner if it interferes with a final due date/time for any assignment.
Communication Policy
I am here to help you understand the material. I will closely monitor all online communications. My aim is to have a learning community where we can all share knowledge, ideas, and experiences – and thus learn from one another. I may give you information periodically through LMS Announcements, LMS or discussion. For your own benefit, please learn how to use these resources and monitor them closely to keep informed. You will be held responsible for all information I provide. Below is a guide for how you can get your questions answered quickly.
Use LMS Course Messages for private discussion between the two of us. We will use this instead of email. This keeps all communication within the course and provides me with notification when you have posted something and vice-versa.
Expectations for Written Assignments
All written assignments should be completed using APA format or the format of your discipline. This is a college class so the assumption is you can spell, use proper grammar, and use proper punctuation. Formatting, grammar, punctuation and spelling are a component of all assessments in this course.

NPC Policies

Board Policy 6.600 -- NPC Attendance Policy

Instructions to Students regarding attendance:

  1. Students are responsible to know and comply with syllabus attendance and coursework guidelines in each of their courses.
  2. Students are expected to meet all attendance requirements and engage in coursework as outlined in the course syllabus. Failure to maintain satisfactory course participation is the equivalent of excessive absenteeism and may result in the student being dropped. To maintain good-standing in online courses, students are expected to submit assigned coursework in a timely manner per instructor requirements.
  3. Students participating in athletics or a college-sponsored extracurricular activity are required to communicate scheduled absences ahead of time and to make arrangements with their instructors regarding missed coursework, including exams. The instructor determines how academic work associated with a college-sponsored absence(s) can be completed by the student.
  4. Failure to meet a course’s attendance policy does not mean a student will be automatically withdrawn from a course. Students seeking to withdraw from a course should do so either online through the student’s account or in person by visiting Student Affairs.
  5. Students who do not withdraw from a course by the published Academic College Calendar withdraw date will receive an earned grade.
  6. A faculty member may administratively withdraw a student from a course, including online courses, any time during the semester up to the published Academic College Calendar withdraw date if attendance does not meet syllabus guidelines.
  7. Students will not be administratively withdrawn by faculty after the published Academic College Calendar withdraw date except in life-changing circumstances or as a result of military orders.
  8. The withdrawal of a student from all courses may require the student to repay all or a portion of the financial aid received as calculated by the Financial Aid Office in accordance with government grant guidelines.
  9. Only in extraordinary circumstances may a student earn a grade of IP (In Progress) to defer course completion. Please see the Incomplete Grades policy in the Student Handbook located at

The full attendance policy is available by clicking on this link to the Board Policy

Academic Honesty Policy

National Park College considers honesty and integrity as essential qualities of any learning institution. The faculty and staff strive to live up to these qualities in all aspects of their lives and encourage their students to do the same. Integrity and moral values will carry over in to their professional lives and careers. NPC’s goal is to successfully prepare all students for their futures and equip them to handle whatever challenges they may face; therefore, NPC considers academic dishonesty as unacceptable.

Any NPC students who display dishonesty in their behavior while attending classes at NPC will be subject to disciplinary action to help the student first and foremost, but to also protect the rights, dignity, and property of others while maintaining an environment that fosters success and learning.

Violations of the Academic Honesty Policy will not be tolerated on the campus. Violations may range from receiving an “F” on the assignment in question up to permanent removal from the College.

  1. Technology manipulation
  2. Collusion
  3. Deception
  4. Misrepresentation and Lying
  5. Cheating
  6. Plagiarism
  7. Fabrication and Falsification
  8. Stealing, Defacing, and Destruction of Property

Please take time to read the entire policy, which can be found by clicking on this link to the Academic Honesty Policy.

LMS Policy

Brightspace by Desire to Learn (D2L) is the official learning management system (LMS) for the College. All students are expected to complete the LMS Student Training prior to the first day of class during their first semester here. Below you will find various policies relating to the LMS.

Privacy Policy:  Links to the privacy policies for all external tools used in the course are provided in the LMS. You can find the various privacy policies by clicking in the Begin Here module in each of your courses.

Accessibility Statement:  Links to the accessibility statements for all technologies required in the course are provided in LMS. You can find the various accessibility statements by clicking in the Begin Here module in each of your courses.

Netiquette Policy:  The netiquette policy for this course is located in your course in the LMS. You can find the Netiquette policies by clicking on the Netiquette Link by clicking in the Begin Here module in each of your courses.

Flexibility Clause:  The aforementioned requirements, assignments, policies, evaluation procedures, etc., are subject to change. Learners’ experiences and needs, as well as emerging knowledge, will be considered in modifying this course syllabus.

ADA Statement

National Park College (NPC) believes in providing equal access and opportunity to qualified persons with disabilities in compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. It is our goal to ensure equal and comprehensive access to College programs, services, and campus facilities. It is the policy of NPC that no individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, and advantages or accommodations at the College. National Park College’s ADA statement may be accessed by clicking on this link to ADA statement.

The Disability Services office is located in Room 240 of the Gerald Fisher Campus Center Building. You are also welcome to call us at (501) 760-4227 or e-mail [email protected] for more information. Students with disabilities should visit our website using this link to disability services for more information.

Student Resources

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center provides tutoring and other resources to help students succeed. Visit our webpage at this link to the Academic Success Center.

Computer Services Department

The Computer Services Department provides computing resources for students including password resets. Visit our webpage at this link to the Computer Services Department.

NPC Library

The NPC Library provides a wide variety of services to students. Visit the NPC Library website.

LMS Support

Support for the LMS is available through NPC Online by email to [email protected], phone at 501-760-4292, or visit Charlotte Phelps Room 204.

Testing Center

The Testing Center provides test support for students and faculty. To learn more about the testing center visit our webpage at Testing Center.

Class Schedule

The schedule for this course will be made available in the LMS.  The instructor reserves the right to modify the schedule as the semester progresses.

Course Evaluations

Students will be asked to evaluate their instructor and course near the end of the semester. These student evaluations are very important to the improvement in the quality of instruction and course materials. All results are anonymous and shared with the faculty only after the semester is over and grades have been posted.

Legal Disclaimer

The schedule, policies, and assignments in this course are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances or by mutual agreement between the instructor and the students. The instructor will always inform the students of any changes in a timely manner.

In the event of a community crisis the college reserves the right to change the mode of instruction for any or all classes.