Jun 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

RET 1025 - Principles of Respiratory Care

Credit Hours: 4.0

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None

This course serves as the introduction to respiratory care procedures and equipment. The course shall familiarize the student with the following: history and ethics of respiratory therapy, physics and chemistry of oxygen and gas delivery, storage and administration of medical gases, humidity therapy, aerosol therapy, types of aerosol generators, oxygen therapy, HBO, chronic O2 therapy, bedside patient assessment and patient chart review, principles and techniques for lung expansion and bronchial hygiene, aspiration of secretions, and basic management of specific lung pathologies.

Occupational (A.S. and A.A.S.)