Aug 09, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

RESP 101A - Respiratory Care 1

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.

Corequisite: RESP 141 Clinical Experience 1 .
Offered fall semester.