Cochise College

CATALOG 2015-16

RTH 235 Clinical Procedures I (4)

Prerequisite(s): RTH 110, RTH 112, RTH 121, and RTH 123; and concurrent enrollment in RTH 124, RTH 162, and RTH 246.

A clinical application of respiratory care coursework. Topics include a site orientation; a review of hospital respiratory department administration and departmental policies, procedures, and reporting systems; an introduction to medical records; and patient assessment and monitoring. Also included are various respiratory therapies, infection control procedures, techniques for medical asepsis, equipment disinfection and processing, patient care plans, and case studies.

2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory.