West Campus Allied Health 131
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
If you have a disability (learning, mental, physical) that affects your ability to participate effectively and have access to any program or service at Amarillo College please contact Disability Services at (806) 345-5639 . Our offices are located in the Student Service Center office 112. More information may be found at www.actx.edu/disability.
Disability Services facilitates access to all programs and services according to the ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as other federal and state laws.
Amarillo College is committed to providing equal access to all programs and services, including all working, learning, and service environments that affect equal access for persons with disabilities. This commitment to provide equal access and opportunity for persons with disabilities is in compliance with federal and state law. Amarillo College also strives to provide Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) that are accessible to all authorized users.
If you find you are unable to access material in an accessible format please contact the Disability Services Office at (806) 345-5639 . This office will work in conjunction with other campus resources to address and accommodate your issue in a timely manner.
As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student's ability to participate in daily activities. Amarillo College offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus by calling the AC Counseling Center at 806-371-5900. The AC Counseling Center website is https://www.actx.edu/counseling/ . Also, if you are in need of social services (affordable housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, childcare, medical/dental/vision, legal), please call the AC Advocacy & Resource Center at 806-371-5439. The AC Advocacy & Resource Center website is https://www.actx.edu/arc
The Tutoring for Success policy applies to any student whose grade or performance in the course falls below a departmentally determined minimum threshold. In either of those cases, the instructor will direct the student to the appropriate tutoring service, which may be faculty-led, discipline-specific, and/or general. Under this policy, the instructor will follow specific departmental guidelines governing the use, duration, and grade component of the tutoring need.
Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
RSPT-1410-001 Respiratory Care Procedures I
Essential knowledge of the equipment and techniques used in the treatment of cardiopulmonary disease.
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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(4 sem hrs; 3 lec, 4 lab)
On Campus Course
End-of-Course Outcomes: Utilize respiratory care equipment; perform therapeutic procedures including oxygen therapy, humidity and aerosol therapy, lung expansion therapy, bronchial hygiene therapy, and pulse oximetry; recommend modification of therapy; and maintain patient records.
Additional objectives will be made available as new sections are developed.
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If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".
There will be no exemptions from section or final exams and the student will not be permitted to keep exams after class exam review.
Exams will be administered using Respondus Lockdown Browser to ensure exam integrity.
During the testing period, the student may take a break, however, no additional time will be allowed for the test. Only one student at a time may leave the testing room. After completion of a major exam, the student will not be allowed to wait for the next class in the laboratory or hallway. The student must either sit quietly in their seat until all students are finished or exit the building.
Calculators may be used during exams.
The Program has 1 "loaner" computer for testing. If your laptop fails to log in, the loaner will be available on a first-come, first serve basis. If the loaners is not available, the test will have to be taken at a later date, with the late penalty applied.
The opportunity to make-up missed tests and turn in assignments will be decided on an individual basis by the instructor. The exam must be taken within 1 week and the maximum grade that can be earned is 75%. Makeup exams may be different from the exam given on the scheduled day. There will be no make-up offered for the final exam, lab practical or quizzes.
Lab Exercises & Homework Assignments
Lab exercises & homework assignments are intended to enhance learning the course material and to prepare for exams. Lab exercises and homework assignments will be due on a specified date and will not be accepted late. The student will have 1 week after the lab exercise is graded to improve the score with a maximum grade of 85%. Interactive sessions will be held to "go over" the answers and to give the opportunity to ask questions. The points earned from simulation, homework and lab exercises will not be added into the student's course grade average unless the student has earned at least a 74.5% average on the exams and quizzes.
Sim lab is for testing and there will be a reasonable time limit on all simulations. Absolutely no teaching regarding technique will be done. Questions may be asked about the situation. Each simulation is worth 10 points and all sims must be passed to pass the course. Each sim may be attempted up to 3 times, however every attempt after the initial will have a maximum score of 7.5.
|It will be necessary to spend time in the laboratory outside of class time to complete all laboratory assignments and simulations. All simulations must be successfully completed by Thursday, 4:00 pm in the week preceding finals. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!|
The instructor will meet with students who do not pass exams for mandatory remediation. Both parties will develop a plan to gain better understanding of the information covered on the test. The plan may include, but not be limited to:
Mandatory remediation of an exam will be a group event at a date/time set by the instructor. Failure to arrive on time and complete the a remediation meeting at the set date/time will result in additional negative points (-10 points) for that exam.
Mandatory tutoring in the West Campus Student Success Center (WCB Building) will also be required when a test is failed. The student will obtain a “prescription” for tutoring from the instructor and return proof of the tutoring session to the instructor when tutoring is complete. The student must complete the prescribed tutoring to be eligible to take the next exam.
Faculty Texting and Phone Policy
Faculty will reply to emails on school days between 8:00 am-4:00 pm. I will also be available by text or phone after hours but please be courteous of the time. I will not respond to any calls or texts after 9:00 pm.
Additional assignments may also be given and points may be earned by the student for completion of the assignment.
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 75 - 79
F = 0 - 74
Any time a class is missed, it is the student's responsibility to obtain notes from classmates. The instructor will be happy to discuss any information from the class, but the instructor's lecture notes are not available for copying.
To minimize absences and lecture class disruptions, student may earn points that will affect the final course grade. Every time the student earns four (4) points, the final course grade will be dropped one (1) letter grade. Points are earned as follows:
|Missing an entire lecture & lab = 1 point
Missing an entire lecture class = 1/2 point
Missing an entire laboratory = 1/2 point
Arriving late** to lecture or lab = 1/2 point
Leaving lecture or lab early = 1/2 point
Leaving class (for any reason) and returning = 1/2 point
Working on non-lab material in lab = 1/2 point
**The student is "Late" to class if the student is not in their seat when class begins.
A student who plans to succeed in this course should also plan to regularly attend all lecture and laboratory sessions. Cases of excessive tardiness and absence will be handled on an individual basis and will require a counseling session. Following this session, a departmental counseling form will be placed in your file. The purpose of this form is to document that the student has been made aware that excessive absences are jeopardizing successful completion of this course.
|2||Medical Gases; Cylinders & Storage Systems: Exam 1|
|3||Flowmeters & Regulators; Exam 2|
|6||Intro to RC Pharmacology; Exam 3|
|7||Oxygen Therapy, HBO; NO Therapy; Heliox Therapy|
|8||Lung Expansion Therapy|
|9||Lung Expansion Therapy|
|10||Exam 4; Bronchial Hygiene|
|12||CPPD; Simple Airways|
|15||Equipment Cleaning & Sterilization; Lab Practical|
|16||Final Exam (Exam 5)|
Please note this is only a tentative schedule. It may be changed or be adjusted at the instructor's discretion.
If a student is having a problem with course policy or the course instructor, he or she should first try to resolve the problem with the instructor. If the problem is not resolved, the student may proceed to the Program Director (Becky Byrd), the Associate Dean of Health Sciences (Kim Boyd, the Dean of Health Sciences (Kim Crowley), the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs (Becky Burton), and then Vice-President of Academic Affairs (Dr. Tamra Clunis), IN THAT ORDER.
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