Oct 01, 2022  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

RTAD-121 Respiratory Principles

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Division signature required; Program eligibility requirements; Placement into ENGL-100  (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030 , ACLT-075  or ACLT-076   Pre- or Co-requisite: RTAD-120 , RTAD-122 , RTAD-124  and RTAD-125  
An introduction to the field of respiratory therapy with emphasis on laws of physics relating to respiratory procedures. Topics include: gas physics medical gas therapy and humidity and aerosol therapy.

Course Outcomes
1. Define the meaning of abbreviations used in respiratory care 2. Relate the study of physical principles and gas physics to the field of respiratory care 3. Relate the important of production, storage and delivery of medical gases to the practice of respiratory care 4. Identify the principles related to the therapeutic use of medical gases and explain the operation of the equipment necessary to safely administer gas therapy 5. Identify the concepts related to the therapeutic use of humidity and aerosol therapy and explain the operation of equipment necessary to safely administer humidity and aerosol therapy