RTH-180: RT Clinical Sciences (2020-2021)

Catalog Info

Title when registering
RT Clinical Sciences
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
3 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

This course focuses on the clinical application of science to the practice of respiratory care. Topics include oxygenation, acid-base balance, ventilation in health and disease, basic microbiology, common microbial pathogens seen with pulmonary infection and the physical principles of spontaneous and mechanical ventilation. Emphasis is placed on blood gas interpretation, capnography, arterial puncture techniques, and disinfection and sterilization of respiratory care equipment.

RTH-100 and RTH-130 both with a C or better
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.