Neonatal Respiratory Care – RESP 320

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 04/29/2022

Course Description

Theories, procedures and equipment applicable to the delivery of respiratory therapy in neonatal care.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Neonatal respiratory care is a career pathway for many respiratory therapists due to the volume of neonatal intensive care units and premature infants. Whether neonatal respiratory care is a chosen pathway or not, the respiratory therapist within hospitals are relied upon to take care of the cardiopulmonary needs of these tiny patients with skills and knowledge. This class will prepare the respiratory therapist to successfully pass the neonatal components of the NBRC exam and to manage common neonatal cardiopulmonary diseases in practice.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (5)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt. The Discussion is a space for academic exchanges. As a result, you must check for proper and exacting punctuation, spelling, and grammar. In addition, you must reference all outside sources in correct citation format. It is crucial that all participants maintain a high regard for proper decorum in the Discussion. A grading rubric for Discussion responses is provided.

Paper Assignment

Case Report

For students who are Post-Licensure pathway and clinically take care of neonates, the student is to present an interesting case the last week of this semester. Ideally, it would be of a disease and therapy we have covered over the course, but alternative treatments and/or rare diseases is acceptable as well. For students who do not work with neonates or for Entry to Practice students, please skip to the Journal Article Review below. See requirements within the assignment instructions within Canvas.

Journal Article Review

Students who do not have access to pediatric patients will conduct a journal article review (preferably from Respiratory Care) of a topic covered during the semester (ideally, material published within the last 5 years).

Quizzes (2)

There will be 2 quizzes. A mid-term and final quiz. Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned Module: Week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes and contain multiple-choice questions.