T Th 9:00-4:00
Combined lecture and laboratory course focusing on basic procedures and techniques used by respiratory care practitioners. Emphasis is placed on correct set-up and application of the procedure and equipment. Topics include infection control, patient positioning, vital signs, breath sounds, chest assessment, oxygen therapy, aerosol drug delivery, and an introduction to pharmacology.
Basic Clinical Lab Competencies for Respiratory Care: Gary White 5thedition
Egan’s Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, 10th edition
90 – 100% A
80 – 89% B
75 – 80% C
65 – 74% D
Lab Competencies: 25% ;
Exams: (3 exams) 55%
Lab Final: 20%
GLOSSARY: Weekly assignments of respiratory care vocabulary will be worth up to 2% credit on unit exams. Assignments must be turned in on the day of the exam for credit.
Anything not completed and handed in on time will be subjected to a 15% per day penalty (weekends and holidays included). No exceptions!
Missed labs or class days are not encouraged and students will be held accountable for all material covered during absences. Faculty members are not responsible for helping a student “make up” lab work.