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Spring 2010 Course Catalog 
Spring 2010 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RESP 101A - Respiratory Care I

5 credits

Provides theoretical knowledge and practical application of basic patient care, proper hospital decorum, organization and management of a respiratory care department, professional ethics and issues. Principles and procedures include medical gas delivery systems and related technology, aerosol therapy, medical records, oxygen analysis, chest physical therapy, and basic blood gas interpretation. Pathological conditions requiring the aforementioned therapeutic modalities also are addressed. Laboratory practicums include auscultation, patient body mechanics and positioning, basic physical assessment, sphygmomanometry, cylinders and piping systems, regulators and flow meters, O2 therapy, aerosol therapy, pulse oximetry, bedside spirometry, computer applications in Respiratory Care, and aerosol/humidity generators.Class Hours: 5Lab Hours: 4Corequisite: RESP 141 Clinical Experience I.Offered fall semester.