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RET 1101 Respiratory Care Fundamentals I

Respiratory care theory, physical assessment, equipment and skill development of procedures required for clinical practice, including vital signs, isolation precautions, body mechanics, respiratory vitals, airway management, oxygen therapy, humidity and aerosol therapy, medicinal therapy, bronchoscopy and charting. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: RET 1100

Course Outcomes
  • List the indications, contraindications, physiological effects and hazards of medicinal gas therapy, oxygen and humidity therapy and medicinal drug therapy and discuss applications of each device by patient condition/disease.
  • Discuss respiratory care theory as pertinent to isolation techniques, body mechanics, patient assessment, respiratory vitals and chest radiographs.
  • Describe and demonstrate appropriate airway management including intubation/extubation, suctioning, tracheostomy care and resuscitation bags.
Credit Hours: 5
  • Classroom: 4 hours
  • Lab: 3 hours
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Respiratory Care
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 14, Rm 101
Faculty: Keller
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Restrictions: Restricted to RET Majors
Open Seats: 39
Meets: TTH from 12:00PM to 1:50PM
Section: 101
Open Seats: 39
Meets: TTH from
12:00PM to 1:50PM
Section: 101