Apr 14, 2021  
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RTH 135LC - Clinical Procedures I


4 Credits, 16 Contact Hours (16 lab)

Clinical application of all prerequisite and concurrent respiratory care course work. Includes hospital/clinical site orientations, review of hospital respiratory department administration, departmental policies, procedures, reporting systems, and medical record data entry. Also includes utilization of the medical record to retrieve information, therapist observation, medical gas therapy, and patient assessment and monitoring. Didactic competencies include: infection control procedures, medical asepsis, equipment disinfection and processing, aerosol and humidity therapy, medical gas therapy, IPPB therapy, incentive spirometry, and chest physiotherapy, airway management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, arterial blood gases and evaluation, and group case study presentation.

Prerequisite(s): RTH 123 , RTH 123LB , RTH 124 , and RTH 162 .
Corequisite(s): HCA 152 
Information: Students must be currently admitted to the PCC Respiratory Care program and obtain consent of the Respiratory Care department before enrolling in this course.



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