Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines and Respiratory Care Protocols

RPT 7300 4 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Offers students an opportunity to gain the foundations necessary to build a strong understanding of how to complete systematic state-of-the-art reviews to summarize evidence based on a thorough literature search, critically appraise individual studies, and use statistical techniques to combine valid studies. Topics include meta-analysis, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) approach to evaluate the supporting evidence and the strength of recommendations in healthcare. Also covers the criteria for establishing the scientific basis for protocol-directed respiratory care, evaluation of respiratory protocols efficacy in providing ICU care, and the use of respiratory protocols in providing non-ICU care.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

Section 01
CRN 20453
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Session Winter 2018 CPS Quarter - Full Term
Class Meeting Dates 01/08/2018 to 03/31/2018
Instructor Aaron Light
Campus Online Campus
Course Format Online
Costs Course Cost: View Tuition Rates | Books: Visit NU Bookstore Site
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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