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RET 1100 Introduction to Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care as a profession to include standards of practice, regulating agencies, ethics and legal issues, education and program requirements, communication in health care and areas of clinical focus and employment outlook for a respiratory therapist.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate understanding of interpersonal relationships when listening, communicating verbally and nonverbally, resolving conflict and communication with diverse people.
  • Identify program admission requirements, guidelines, and expectations for the respiratory care program at Sinclair Community College.
  • Describe the history of the profession and role of the respiratory therapist in patient care; identify regulating agencies, education/program requirements, areas of clinical focus, and discuss the employment outlook for a respiratory therapist.
  • Describe the standards of practice for a respiratory therapist including competencies, diagnostics, disease management, evidence based practice, critical thinking, health promotion and education, ethics, legalities, professionalism and communication skills.
Credit Hours: 1
  • Classroom: 1 hour
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Respiratory Care
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Davis
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term - meets once or a few times only. Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: A Term
Course Fee: $7.50
Open Seats: 11
Section: A01
Open Seats: 11
Section: A01
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Jones
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term - meets once or a few times only. Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: B Term
Course Fee: $7.50
Open Seats: 22
Section: B02
Open Seats: 22
Section: B02