RSP-119 Introduction to Respiratory Care

This course is a study of the respiratory therapist's role as a member of the medical team. Gas laws, physics, physiology, and medical equipment terminology are taught. In addition, it provides the student with an in depth understanding of medical gas administration, humidity and aerosol therapy, safety systems, airway management, and infection control. Students will also learnthe mechanical devices utilized to maintain patient airways and the various utilities in the treatment of respiratory and cardiac arrest. Laboratory exercises provide students with an opportunity to develop skills in the application of all equipment modalities, and to demonstrate their skills in resuscitation and airway management. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Corequisite

RSP-110, RSP-121

Syllabus for this course.