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RESP 1120 – Introduction to Respiratory Therapy
Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, MATH 1111
Pre/Co-requisite(s): RESP 1130, RESP 1193
NOTE: Students enrolled in this course are required to complete the WKET 1000 course during the same term .

Provides students with an introduction and comprehensive survey of the respiratory care profession. Emphasizes the application of physics and chemistry as the foundation for specific modes of respiratory care principles employed in patient care, including indications, hazards, contraindications, evaluation of therapy, and patient assessment. Topics include: respiratory therapy chemistry and physics principles, patient assessment, medical gas therapy, , humidity and aerosol therapy, hyperinflation therapy, bronchopulmonary hygiene, infection control practices, and hospital safety.