Respiratory Therapy - Curriculum

The Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares individuals to function as respiratory therapists. In these roles, individuals perform diagnostic testing, treatments, and management of patients with heart and lung diseases.

Students will master skills in patient assessment and treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. These skills include life support, monitoring, drug administration, and treatment of patients of all ages in a variety of settings.

Graduates may be eligible to take entry-level examinations from the National Board of Respiratory Care. Respiratory Therapy graduates may also take the Advanced Practitioner examination. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, education, industry, and home care.

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Respiratory Therapy - Program Outcomes

Goal

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will function as a competent entry-level respiratory care practitioner

Objective A

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will demonstrate cognitive knowledge that is pertinent to the entry-level respiratory care practitioner.

Objective B

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will demonstrate psychomotor skills pertinent to the entry-level respiratory care practitioner.

Objective C

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will demonstrate appropriate affective skills necessary to perform as an entry-level respiratory care practitioner.

http://www.coarc.com/Students/Programmatic-Outcome-Data.aspx

The link listed above provides potential applicants and the public detailed data regarding student/graduate outcomes of this program and all other programs accredited by the (CoARC) Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

Respiratory Therapy - Contact

Faculty Advisors

Student’s last name begins with A-I:

Tim King

Program Chair - Respiratory Therapy

kingt@edgecombe.edu

Office 311, Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 517

Joshua Pendergraft

Director of Clinical Education / Instructor - Respiratory Therapy

pendergraftj@edgecombe.edu

Office 308, Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 512