RESP 1324 Respiratory Procedures I

This course provides students with an introduction to respiratory care and the basic skills and equipment associated with this health care field. The respiratory skills that will be learned are patient assessment, diagnostic testing and interpretation, humidity and aerosol therapy, medical gas therapy and professional behavior. Basic physics for the respiratory therapist will be introduced. The student also will learn the function, application, and maintenance of common respiratory equipment. Emphasis will be on production, storage, and delivery of medical gases, humidifiers, nebulizers, and oxygen appliances.


4 Credits


BIOL 1564 or BIOL 2654 - Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course. MATH 1142 - Must be taken at the same time as this course.

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