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RC 170 Respiratory Therapy Equipment I (3)

Course will provide students with a historical background on discovery and development of basic RC principles and technologies. Included is hands-on usage of equipment: pressure gauges, flow meters, regulators, oxygen delivery devices, compressed gas and liquid oxygen systems, humidity and aerosol generators, and positive- and negative-pressure breathing devices. Knowledge of history as it relates to RC is essential to assimilating the numerous, technical facets of the field.

Prerequisite: Accepted into the Respiratory Care program.