In addition to upholding the code of ethics of this profession by continually striving to render the highest quality of patient care possible, the respiratory care practitioner shall serve as a leader and advocate of public respiratory health.
The respiratory care practitioner shall participate in activities leading to awareness of the causes and prevention of pulmonary disease and the problems associated with the cardiopulmonary system.
The respiratory care practitioner shall support the development and promotion of pulmonary disease awareness programs, to include smoking cessation programs, pulmonary function screenings, air pollution monitoring, allergy warnings, and other public education programs.
The respiratory care practitioner shall support research in all areas where efforts could promote improved health and could prevent disease.
The respiratory care practitioner shall provide leadership in determining health promotion and disease prevention activities for students, faculty, practitioners, patients, and the general public.
The respiratory care practitioner shall serve as a physical example of cardiopulmonary health by abstaining from tobacco use and shall make a special personal effort to eliminate smoking and the use of other tobacco products from his home and work environment.
The respiratory care practitioner shall uphold himself as a model for all members of the health care team by demonstrating his responsibility and cooperating with other health care professionals to meet the health needs of the public.
| ||Credit Hours:|
|First Semester|| |
|EGL 101 - Composition I||3|
|RST 153 - Principles & Practices of Respiratory Therapy I||3|
|RST 157 - Principles of Cardiopulmonary Physiology||4|
|Second Semester|| |
|EGL 102 - Composition II||3|
|RST 160 - Principles of Ventilatory Diseases||3|
|RST 163 - Principles & Practice of Respiratory Therapy I||5|
|Summer Session I|| |
|RST 173 - Clinical Practice in Respiratory Therapy III||3|
|Summer Session II|| |
|RST 174 - Ventilators & Introduction to Critical Care||3|
|Third Semester|| |
|BIO 201 - Microbiology||4|
|RST 249 - Neonatal Respiratory Care||2|
|RST 250 - Pharmacology for Respiratory Therapy||3|
|RST 253 - Clinical Practice in Critical Care I||5|
|Fourth Semester|| |
|SPH 109 - Interpersonal Communication||3|
|PSY 101 - General Psychology||3|
|RST 262 - Trends in Respiratory Therapy||2|
|RST 263 - Clinical Practice in Critical Care II||5|