Pediatric Respiratory Care – RESP 321

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 06/06/2022

Course Description

Theories, procedures and equipment applicable to the delivery of respiratory therapy in pediatric care (outside of the neonatal period).

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


Pediatric respiratory care is a subspecialty pathway for respiratory therapists. Whether pediatric respiratory care is a chosen pathway or not, the respiratory therapist within hospitals, schools, home care, emergency rooms, or during emergency transport may be relied upon to take care of the cardiopulmonary needs of children with skills and knowledge. This course will prepare the respiratory therapist to successfully pass the pediatric components of the NBRC exam and to manage common pediatric 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, the student must check for proper and exacting punctuation, spelling, and grammar. In addition, the student must reference all outside sources in correct citation format. It is crucial that the student maintain a high regard for proper decorum in the Discussion. Each thread must be at least 400 words and include at least 1 scholarly reference. Each reply must be at least 200 words.

Mechanical Ventilation Virtual Simulator Assignment

A mechanical ventilation simulator is available free of charge by OPENPediatrics. The student must go to and create an account as a healthcare professional and respiratory therapist. The student must then search for simulators, choose mechanical ventilator simulator, complete the knowledge guide, tactics, and the cases. The score received on the completed cases will determine the student’s grade for this assignment. The student must save his/her completion certificate and upload it to the provided submission link. The student can complete the cases as often as he/she would like to improve his/her score.

Quizzes (2)

There will be 2 quizzes in this course: a midterm and a final. Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned Modules: Weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50–60 multiple-choice questions, and have a 90 minute time limit that must be completed in one sitting.