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RES 121 - Respiratory Skills I

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 4

Description: This course includes a study of basic respiratory therapy procedures and their administration.

Course Topics:
  • Principles of infection control
  • Procedures associated with the bedside assessment of the patient
  • Patient safety, communication and record keeping
  • Storage and delivery systems of medical gases
  • Delivery of medical gas therapy
  • Delivery of humidity and bland aerosol therapy
  • Administration of medicated aerosol modalities
  • Ethical and legal implications of medical care
  • Factors of communication related to cultural diversity in the health care setting

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • None

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. Explain the principles of infection control.
  2. Demonstrate the procedures associated with the bedside assessment of the patient.
  3. Simulate proper patient safety, communication and record keeping.
  4. Evaluate the storage and delivery systems of medical gases.
  5. Administer the delivery of medical gas therapy.
  6. Illustrate the delivery of humidity and bland aerosol therapy.
  7. Demonstrate the proper administration of medicated aerosol modalities.
  8. Analyze quality assurance and outcomes assessment in respiratory care. 
  9. Practice evidenced based care. 
  10. Evaluate statistics used in respiratory care research.

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  • Identity Verification
  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Orientation and Support
  • Proctored Exams

Standard SCC Course Policies:
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  • Academic Integrity
  • Add/Drop period
  • Attendance
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  • Equal Access
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  • Withdrawals

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