Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

RTH 103 - Respiratory Therapy Practicum II

Course Description

This course provides students with the knowledge and motor skills necessary to deliver oxygen therapy bronchopulmonary hygiene airway management and ventilator management to the adult patient.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Recommend respiratory care based on evaluation of a patient's medical history, physical examination and diagnostic studies.
Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation according to the protocols of the American Heart Association.
Ensure the safety of patients and staff by adhering to infection control standards.
Deliver bronchopulmonary hygiene therapies and modify according to the patient's response.
Perform arterial and puncture.
Maintain a patent airway.
Manage ventilation of adult patients in the simulation laboratory.

Credit Hours: 6

Lab Hours: 12

Course Prerequisites: RTH 100, RTH 101, BIO 150 with grades C or better Coreq:BIO 151 Concurrent: RTH 102