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Navigate Respiratory Care: Pharmacology
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Author(s): Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN-13: 9781449672133
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A New Paradigm for Respiratory Care Education

Navigate Respiratory Care is a comprehensive, online 10-course curriculum that uniquely prepares students for a rewarding career as a Respiratory Therapist. Learn more about all 10 courses.

Navigate Respiratory Care: Pharmacology is one of the 10 online courses in the Navigate Respiratory Care curriculum. This course covers this fundamental aspect in the treatment of respiratory disease. This course familiarizes students with the basic subsections of pharmacology. It covers pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics in detail and informs the student about types of respiratory medications, their use, precautions, and indications. The course also discusses the education of patients about medications and their use.

Course Features

  • Course objectives align to the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) matrix for the new Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Examination certification exams
  • Authoritative and interactive content is instructionally designed using best practices from Bloom’s Taxonomy and adult learning theory with a focus on developing cognitive intelligence and practical skills needed for success in clinical practice
  • Student assessments, interactive activities, and remediation help improve outcomes
  • Course management tools help instructors save time and monitor student progress


  • Easily adaptable for instructor-led courses taught on-ground, online, or in hybrid formats
  • Each course can be adopted independently, or adopted as a complete curriculum solution
  • All courseware can be used with or without an optional print textbook, depending on course needs
  • Improve institutional retention, persistence, and student outcomes at less cost than with traditional textbook models

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Course Content Includes:

  • Interactive Lectures w/Audio
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  • Lesson Summary

Course Objectives

  1. Explains the importance of pharmacology to respiratory therapy and describes the drugs, routes of administration, and mechanisms of action of each class of drug.
  2. Discusses underlying pathologies that require respiratory pharmacotherapy as well as the drugs used in those therapies.
  3. Compares measurement systems and describes the calculation of dosages within each system.
  4. Identifies adrenergic bronchodilators used in respiratory pharmacotherapy and describes the advantages and disadvantages of various drugs.
  5. Identifies anticholinergic bronchodilators used in respiratory pharmacotherapy and describes the advantages and disadvantages of various drugs.
  6. Discusses the use of mucolytic agents in respiratory pharmacotherapy and describes the advantages and disadvantages of use.
  7. Identifies the corticosteroid drugs used in respiratory pharmacology and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of their use.
  8. Explains the use of nonsteroidal drugs mainly as antiasthmatics and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of their use.
  9. Identifies the indications for use of neuromuscular blocking agents, the routes of administration, and the advantages and disadvantages of specific drugs.
  10. Recognizes the use of cardiovascular drugs and how their action helps in treatments of diseases that have respiratory implications.
  11. Recognizes the need for diuretics in certain conditions related to or inherent in respiratory pharmacology.
  12. Describes the role of antibiotics in respiratory therapy and related disorders.
  13. Discusses the use of antimicrobials and vaccines in prevention and treatment of respiratory disorders.
  14. Details how ACLS medications are used for conditions related to respiration.
  15. Describes the conditions and treatments for various neonatal and pediatric respiratory disorders.
  Lesson 1: Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology
  Lesson 2: Drug Administration
  Lesson 3: Drug Calculations
  Lesson 4: Adrenergic Bronchodilators
  Lesson 5: Anticholinergic Bronchodilators
  Lesson 6: Mucolytic Agents
  Lesson 7: Corticosteroids
  Lesson 8: Nonsteroidal Drugs
  Lesson 9: Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
  Lesson 10: Cardiovascular Drugs
  Lesson 11: Diuretics
  Lesson 12: Antibiotics
  Lesson 13: Antimicrobials and Vaccines
  Lesson 14: ACLS Pharmacology
  Lesson 15: Neonatal/Pediatric Pharmacology

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Navigate Respiratory Care: Pharmacology online course and textbook, Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology for Respiratory Care


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Navigate Respiratory Care Curriculum - 10 courses