RET1275 Clinical Care Techniques

A course composed of didactic material for the beginning respiratory care student. The course presents basic principles and essential skills necessary to perform basic respiratory care in preparation for the first clinical rotation. Topics include oxygen therapy, storage and delivery of medical gases, indications and hazards of medical gas therapy, humidity and bland aerosol therapy, airway management, bronchial hygiene therapy, non-invasive ventilation, arterial blood gas puncture, and lung expansion therapy. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Care Program and Corequisite: RET 1024L.

Terms Typically Offered:Fall

Classes not offered for selected criteria.

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.