RCP 120. Theory and Principles of Respiratory Care.
Prerequisites: BIO 137 and MT 110, MT 145, MT 150, or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better. Principles and techniques of therapeutic procedures used in respiratory care are covered. Included are: the safe handling and administration of medical gases; use of humidity and aerosol therapy; providing lung inflation and bronchial hygiene therapy; and airway care. Presents indications, contraindications, and physiologic effect of each therapy with emphasis on safety and appropriateness of care.