RC 272   Respiratory Care Clinical Experience II* (6 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Respiratory Care Program and RC 255 with a grade of "C" or higher and RC 271 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Corequisites: RC 265.

This course is the clinical application of respiratory care therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Students will have the opportunity to work under close supervision to further develop their skill and understanding of critical care respiratory procedures for adults, pediatric and neonatal patients. Students will also be involved in specialty activities to include physician rounds, pulmonary rehabilitation and pulmonary function testing.

Respiratory Care, AAS

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The respiratory therapist is involved in a variety of lifesaving and life-supporting situations. Respiratory therapists treat patients ranging in age from newborns to senior citizens in the prevention, treatment, management and rehabilitation of lung problems. Employment is typically in hospitals but is available in several other health delivery venues. The health care needs of an aging population will play a role in the future of respiratory care.