Cochise College

CATALOG 2015-16

RTH 124 Pharmacology for Respiratory Care (3)

Prerequisite(s): RTH 110, RTH 112, RTH 121, and RTH 123; and concurrent enrollment in RTH 162, RTH 235, and RTH 246.

A study of the principles of pharmacology and of drug receptor theory as they relate to patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Topics include general principles of pharmacology, drug dose calculations, effects of pharmacological agents on the central and peripheral nervous systems, bronchodilators, drugs used to control airway mucus and edema, and drugs used in the management of ventilator patients and patients with cardiorespiratory disorders.

3 hours lecture.