Respiratory Care

What is respiratory care?
Respiratory care is a health care specialty involved in the assessment, treatment, management and diagnostic evaluation of patients with cardiopulmonary disease.

What are respiratory therapists?
Respiratory therapists work under the direction of a physician. They are part of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals that provide care for patients with conditions such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, chest trauma, as well as other lung and heart diseases. Respiratory therapists are trained in adult, pediatric and neonatal care.

For more information regarding the field of respiratory care see www.aarc.org/.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101
Student Success Seminar
RCT121
Introduction to Respiratory Care
RCT121L
Introduction to Respiratory Care
 
Laboratory
RCT122
Medical Gas Administration
RCT122L
Medical Gas Administration Laboratory
RCT124
Pharmacology for R.T.
BIO123
Principles of Human Structure &
 
Function (lab)
BIO125
Medical Terminology
CHM121
General, Organic and Biological
 
Chemistry I
RCT123
Airway Management Procedures
RCT123L
Airway Management Procedures
 
Laboratory
RCT125
Practicum I Seminar
RCT125C
Practicum I Clinical
MTH124
Statistics or
MTH125
College Algebra or
MTH105
Math for Allied Health
RCT129
Respiratory Diseases
RCT126
Critical Care
RCT126L
Critical Care Laboratory
RCT128
Practicum II Seminar
RCT128C
Practicum II Clinical
ENG124
College Composition
 
Sociology or Psychology Elective
RCT220
Cardiopulmonary A&P
RCT224
Practicum III Seminar
RCT224C
Practicum III Clinical
RCT226
Advanced Respiratory Care
 
Procedures Laboratory
RCT227
Neonatal/Pediatrics for Respiratory
 
Care
RCT227L
Neonatal/Pediatrics for Respiratory
 
Care Laboratory
BIO221
Principles of Microbiology (lab)
RCT223
Patient Assessment and Monitoring
RCT225
Practicum IV Seminar
RCT225L
Practicum IV Laboratory
RCT225C
Practicum IV Clinical

TOTAL CREDITS 66-67

  • Administration of medical gases, including oxygen
  • Aerosol therapy
  • Hyperinflation therapy
  • Bronchial hygiene techniques
  • Arterial blood gas punctures
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Ventilator management
  • EKG monitoring
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Sleep studies
  • Rehabilitation

 

  • General medical
  • Surgical
  • Intensive care
  • Emergency/trauma
  • Pediatric and neonatal
  • Home care
  • Sleep
  • Diagnostic
  • Rehabilitation
  • Long term acute care
  • Hospitals
  • Long term acute care facilities
  • Outpatient facilities
  • Homecare equipment companies
  • Physicians’ offices

Stark State College’s respiratory care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
1248 Harwood Rd.
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835
www.coarc.com

 

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