This course studies pharmacological principles and practices of respiratory care drugs with emphasis on
classification, routes of administration, dosages/calculations, and interaction of the autonomic nervous system.
The student explains the mode of action, clinical indications, dosages, hazards, and side effects of
adrenergics, anticholinergics, xanthines, mucolytics, wetting agents, steroids, antiasthmatic agents, decongestants,
and anti-infectives. The student can explain the concept of conscious sedation; understand the
general principles of pharmacology; and identify and define abbreviations and symbols used in respiratory
care drug therapy.
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Respiratory Therapy (RSP)
4 hours of lecture per week