Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

RTH 123 ‡ Basic Assessment and Monitoring (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 121; and acceptance into the respiratory therapy program.

A study of the basic assessment and monitoring of cardiopulmonary-impaired patients. Topics include bedside respiratory assessment, clinical laboratory studies assessment, oxygenation and ventilation, pulmonary function measurements, clinical application of chest radiography, and basic interpretation of electrocardiogram tracing.

3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.

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