RSP 101 - Fundamentals of Respiratory Care
This course provides an orientation to general patient assessment which includes infection control, patient safety, patient interviewing, ethics, communication, record keeping, electronic record management and clinical laboratory studies. In addition, students will be introduced to basic therapeutic concepts and modalities used in respiratory therapy. These concepts are principles of infection control, gas laws and physics, gas exchange, oxygen transport, regulation of breathing, and patient assessment. There is a focus on basic therapeutics including medical gas delivery, humidity & aerosol therapy, and basic respiratory pharmacology. The course also includes a discussion of signs of sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke, and foreign body obstruction.
Prerequisites: MAT 113 , BIO 105 , PSY 101
Co-requisites: ENG 101 , RSP 102 , RSP 110
2 lecture, 3 laboratory, and 6 clinical hours per week
5 credit hours