Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-515-171 055804 Respiratory Therapeutics 1
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-515-171 RESPIRATORY THERAPEUTICS 1...introduces the topics of medical gas administration and humidity and aerosol therapy. The learner will apply physics, math and patient assessment concepts to oxygen, aerosol and humidity therapy. Emphasis is placed on promotion of evidence-based practice using established clinical practice guidelines and published research for its relevance to patient care. (Prerequisites: 10-515-111, Respiratory Therapy Survey; 10-806-177, General Anatomy & Physiology)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Develop a care plan
  2. Perform procedures to assess oxygenation
  3. Evaluate oxygenation
  4. Perform calculations for oxygen therapy
  5. Demonstrate the use of medical gas equipment
  6. Assess the need for medical gas therapy
  7. Assess patient need for humidity and bland aerosol therapy
  8. Demonstrate the use of humidity and bland aerosol equipment
  9. Demonstrate medication delivery devices