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Respiratory Care

The field of respiratory care (RC) is changing rapidly. Changes in the health care delivery system, an aging population, and advances in health care technology have created a demand for respiratory care practitioners with advanced knowledge and skill sets.

Mission

The respiratory care program of Baptist College of Health Sciences (Baptist College) will provide educational content that facilitates students development of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to perform the roles and responsibilities of baccalaureate-prepared respiratory care practitioners. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the RC program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists.
  • Demonstrate competence in the interpretation of cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing, basic respiratory care techniques, pulmonary function, radiographic and laboratory studies.
  • Provide basic and advanced respiratory care therapeutics, in a variety of health care settings, with an ability to safely treat and evaluate patients’ response.
  • Appropriately implement a plan for patient and staff education techniques with consideration to culturally competent behaviors and professional domains.
  • Effectively collaborate to provide direction and input into decisions regarding the provision of respiratory care services and resources.

Program Accreditation

The RC program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The contact information for CoARC is 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021, 817-283-2835, webmaster@coarc.com. CoARC holds recognition from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).