Aug 06, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog [Archived] 
    
2019-2020 Catalog [Archived] [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RC 176 - Introduction to the Respiratory Care of the Non-Critically Ill Patient


6 units
3 hours lecture, 9 hours lab per week to be arranged
Prerequisite: RC 172  and RC 174  with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Enrollment Limitation: admission to the Respiratory Care Program requiring a completed application and physical exam forms indicating readiness for clinical practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner
Recommended Preparation: CIS 13  and PSYC 5 
Credit, degree applicable
This course deals primarily with the non-critically ill adult patient. It will provide the student with cognitive and psychomotor practice performing basic respiratory care in health service organizations in the South Bay Area. Students receive most of their classroom/cognitive instruction at El Camino College and are rotated during the day, evening and/or night shifts to clinical affiliates.

Note: It is strongly advised that all non-respiratory care courses required for the Respiratory Care Associate in Science degree be completed prior to enrollment in this course.



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