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, airway pharmacology, aerosol drug therapy, non-invasive ventilation and lung expansion therapy. Students enrolled in this course will also enroll in Respiratory Lab Course I. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Care Program.
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.