RET 204 Respiratory Practice IV (3 credits)
This is a continuation course in respiratory care practice. This course addresses critical thinking in relation to the board examinations required to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (Therapist). Additional specialty examinations may also be addressed, such as Acute Care, Pediatrics/Neonatal, and Pulmonary Function Technology. The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) is the sole credentialing organization for Respiratory Care Practitioners in the U.S.A. The student will develop critical thinking skills by participating in discussions of clinical case studies, practice examinations, and clinical simulations facilitated by the faculty. Students will also complete secure self-assessment examinations. Additional topics may be selected from current clinical practice guidelines published by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC). Prerequisites: RET 203 and 213, and Permission of Department. Optional recitation: RET 204R.