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Navigate Respiratory Care: Foundations of Respiratory Care
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Author(s): Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN-13: 9781449679637
  • Navigate Course     pages      © 2014
    Access Code Subscription Length: 365 Days
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A New Paradigm for Respiratory Care Education

Navigate Respiratory Care is a comprehensive, online 10-course curriculum that uniquely prepares students for a rewarding career as a Respiratory Therapist. Learn more about all 10 courses.

Navigate Respiratory Care: Foundations of Respiratory Care is one of the 10 online courses in the Navigate Respiratory Care curriculum. This course introduces the students to the basic science they will need to function as respiratory therapists. The course starts with the metric system—the measurement system of health care—and continues through math and physics. The physical and mechanical laws that form the foundation of respiratory care are examined in detail. Lastly, chemistry, microbiology, and research and statistics round out the foundational science needed in the respiratory care program.

Course Features

  • Course objectives align to the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) matrix for the new Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Examination certification exams
  • Authoritative and interactive content is instructionally designed using best practices from Bloom’s Taxonomy and adult learning theory with a focus on developing cognitive intelligence and practical skills needed for success in clinical practice
  • Student assessments, interactive activities, and remediation help improve outcomes
  • Course management tools help instructors save time and monitor student progress


  • Easily adaptable for instructor-led courses taught on-ground, online, or in hybrid formats
  • Each course can be adopted independently, or adopted as a complete curriculum solution
  • All courseware can be used with or without an optional print textbook, depending on course needs
  • Improve institutional retention, persistence, and student outcomes at less cost than with traditional textbook models

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Course Content Includes:

  • Interactive Lectures w/Audio
  • Correlation Matrix
  • Interactive Practice Activities
  • Practice Quizzes
  • Lesson Case Study
  • Discussion Questions
  • Lesson Assignment
  • Icons to highlight important information – infection control, safety, caution, legal and ethical
  • Lesson Summary

Course Objectives

  1. Examine all aspects of the metric system and perform calculations relating to respiratory therapy.
  2. Describe mathematics as used in respiratory care and understand the ways in which different mathematical methods are used to take measurements and make calculations.
  3. Understand states of matter, work, and kinetic energy.
  4. Identify how temperature conversions are made and examine thermodynamics, thermal energy, and temperature.
  5. Describe gas laws and ideal gas laws and define Boyle’s law, Charles’ law, and Gay-Lussac’s law.
  6. Understand and apply Dalton’s law of partial pressures to gas mixtures.
  7. Examine Graham’s law, Henry’s law, and Fick’s law and relate the ones that apply to diffusion and osmosis.
  8. Explain the role of water vapor, humidity, and evaporation and how all three are useful in respiratory therapy.
  9. Apply knowledge of Boyle’s law, Charles’ law, and Gay-Lussac’s law to the behavior of gas under varying temperatures and pressures.
  10. Describe and calculate patterns of flow, airway length, and resistance using Poiseuille’s law and Reynold’s number.
  11. Discuss fluid entrainment and the Bernoulli principle, the Venturi effect, and Ohm’s law in relation to respiratory care.
  12. Compare compliance and elastance and define LaPlace’s law, surface tension, and surfactant.
  13. Understand chemistry in relation to respiratory therapy and in particular the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation.
  14. Explain the aspects of microbiology that play an important role in respiratory disease and treatment.
  15. Apply the scientific method to research and statistics in respiratory care.

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