This course is comprised of didactic material designed for the beginning respiratory care student. An introduction to respiratory care, the history of the profession, basic principles of patient safety, recordkeeping (including medical terms and abbreviations), ethical and legal implications of health care, patient education, physical principles of respiratory care, principles of infection control, pulmonary rehabilitation, patient assessment, and analysis and HIV/blood-borne pathogens are topics discussed in this course. A review of microbiology, physics, and chemistry for respiratory care will also be covered in this course. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Care program. Corequisite: RET 1024L.
Terms Typically Offered:Fall
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes
for the term.
The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide
Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public
institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.