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RTH:120Introduction to Respiratory Care and Respiratory Physics5

This course is an introduction to the field of Respiratory Care. Instruction includes; the historical perspective of respiratory care professional organizations, and the principles of physics, as they apply to respiratory care. The theory and laboratory applications for; cylinders, regulators, flowmeters, analyzers, blenders, oxygen administration devices, aerosol and humidity therapy and nebulizers will be presented. A programmed presentation for medical terminology, mathematics, and computer applications are also presented. Prerequisites: BIO 207, CHM 101, MTH 124 or higher and Reading Proficiency.