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RES 101 - Introduction to Respiratory Care

Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 3 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 3

Description: This course includes introduction topics pertinent to entering the respiratory care profession, i.e., medical terminology, ethical issues, and legal issues.

Course Topics:
  • Review of the pulmonary system and terms
  • Review of the cardiac systemm and terms
  • Review of the diffusin. laws and terms
  • Review of the gas laws as they pertain to the respiratory system
  • Review of oxygenation transport
  • Review of ventilation
  • Introduction to acid-base balance as it relates to ventilation
  • Introoductin to the terminology and legal aspects of the AARC, NBRC, CoArC
  • Introduction to factors involving patient safety
  • Introduction to ethical issues as they involve the hospital environment

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • A four function mathematical calculator

Grading System:
The standard mathematical procedure of rounding will be applied to arrive at a whole number percentage in the final grade calculation.

An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system.
  2. Apply the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system to ventilation.
  3. Define and identify lung volumes, capacities and flow measurements to include their normal.
  4. Apply the factors that involve diffusion of gases within the body.
  5. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system.
  6. Explain the factors that are involved in oxygen transport throughout the body.
  7. Explain the factors that involve the moveent of carbon dioxide and its role in acid-base balance.
  8. Explain the effects of aging, high altitude, and high pressure environments on the cardiopulmonary system.
  9. Define and explain the purposes f the AARC, NBRC, CoARC and patient safety.
  10. Summarize the ethical and legal implications of medical care

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