Oct 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RST-1531 Principles and Practice of Respiratory Therapy


5 Credits
Introduction to the fundamentals of patient assessment. This course provides an in-depth study of all respiratory therapy modalities of care utilized in general respiratory care practice including the basics of airway management. Labs are designed to teach the student how to develop good patient communication skills; to learn the function, capabilities, and limitations of respiratory therapy equipment; to allow the student to acquire, perfect, and apply the skills necessary to deliver optimum patient care in the clinical setting.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to RST program and completion of BIO-2050 , BIO-2060 , EGL-1010 , CHM-1010 , and MAT-1350  or any other college algebra course, with a grade of C or higher; RST-1570  concurrent, with a grade of C or higher.
4 class/3 lab hours.
Note: RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
(Offered fall only.)



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