RESP 1100 - Introduction to Respiratory Therapy & Medical Terminology Credits: 3
An introduction to the role of a Respiratory Therapist in the hospital setting as a member of the health care team. This course includes the history of the profession, professional organization, credentialing, and licensing agencies. It also includes discussion on medical ethics, communication, legalities, medico-legal issues of health care, medical charting, patient and employee safety, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) regulations, and an introduction to medical terminology, patient assessment and patient care documentation.
Prerequisite: Completion of all prerequisite courses and admission into the Respiratory Therapy program.
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