RESP 131 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care Skills I
Laboratory application of diagnostic techniques, equipment, medications, and procedures based on the national Clinical Practice Guidelines as well as local standards of practice. Provides an opportunity to learn and practice the required basic respiratory care clinical skills in a simulated, patient-care environment including: medical gas handling, analysis, and delivery; patient assessment techniques; aerosol and humidification application; hyperinflation application; airway management techniques; infection control; diagnostic tests interpretation; and therapeutic assessment.
Associate Degree Applicable
Prerequisites: Acceptance into Respiratory Care Program
Corequisites: RESP 130, RESP 132, and RESP 133
Lecture: Minimum 132 hours per semester
Laboratory: Minimum 132 hours per semester