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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Simi Institute for Careers & Education | Evaluated Learning Experience

Foundations of Respiratory Care RC 200


100 hours (10 weeks). 

Simi Institute for Careers and Education Main Campus, Simi Valley, California

January 2015 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: state the elements that constitute quality respiratory care; explain how the efficacy of respiratory care protocol enhances the quality of respiratory care services; outline elements of ethical dilemmas; list and discuss information that should be gathered before making an ethical decision; categorize elements of professional malpractice and negligence; reconstruct how a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) can become liable for wrongful acts; give examples of what safety hazards and risks are common among patients receiving respiratory care; describe and demonstrate safe patient movement and ambulation; examine and evaluate elements of effective health communication and conflict resolution; compare and contrast the components of a traditional medical record and the legal and practical elements of recordkeeping; identify the causes and prevention of sudden death; and obtain  basic life support certification.


The course provides students with knowledge of introductory principles in the delivery of quality respiratory care, including ethics and legal implications of practice, recordkeeping, and emergency life support.  Major topics include: elements that constitute quality respiratory care, the effect of respiratory care protocols on the quality of respiratory care services delivered, ethical and legal implications of practice, patient safety, communication and recordkeeping, and emergency and basic life support certification. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, laboratory exercises, and computer software exercises.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Respiratory Care (4/17) (4/22 revalidation).