Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

RTH 121 ‡ Basic Therapeutics (4)

Prerequisite(s): BIO 156, BIO 160, BIO 205, ENG 101, ENG 102, MAT 123 or higher, and two of the following—PSY 101, PSY 103, PSY 218, PSY 230, PSY 240, PSY 270, SOC 101, SOC 160, SOC 170, SOC 202, SOC 207, SOC 230; concurrent enrollment in RTH 110, RTH 112, and RTH 123; and acceptance into the respiratory therapy program.

An introduction to basic respiratory care therapeutics, equipment functions, and clinical indications and contraindications. Topics include medical gas therapy, oxygen delivery devices, humidity and aerosol therapy, hyperinflation therapy, chest physiotherapy, and basic airway management.

3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.

Contents