Intro to Respiratory Care
This course introduces the role of the respiratory care practitioner within inter-professional teams and interacting with diverse populations. Topics include medical gas administration, basic patient assessment, infection control, and medical terminology using proper written and oral communication methods to prepare students for clinical practice. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in respiratory therapy concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations. Additional course topics will address basic theories and corresponding applications related to physics and chemistry for respiratory care.