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My Second Semester

Well, it's a little over a week until I begin my second semester of RT School. It's hard to believe I have been on break for almost a month now, but like the RT student over at Free Speech is My Anti-Drug, I haven't known what to do with all of this free time and I feel pretty strange not having any stress at all. (Wow, I can't believe I said that.)

Next semester will be more difficult because I start clinicals and I will be doing that for 8 hours every Monday and Wednesday. The good news is that I only have two classes and a lab because I went ahead and took Advanced Cardiopulmonary A&P as an evening course this past semester (NOT recommended). Here's what my schedule will look like:

  • RSPT 1360: Clinical I Resp. Care (Monday, Wednesday-- Times TBA)
  • RSPT 1431: Respiratory Care Fundamentals II (Tuesday, Thursday 9:00am-10:20am)
  • RSPT 2310: Cardiopulmonary Disease (Tuesday, Thursday 10:35am-11:55am)
  • RSPTL 1431: Respiratory Care Fundamentals II Lab (Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm)
Total credit hours: 10.0

And last but not least, books! I used most of these books last semester, but here is what I will be losing sleep reading:

Mosby's Respiratory Care Equipment/ 7th Ed.
Cairo, Pilbeam

Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care/ 9th Ed.
Wilkins, Et al.

Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care Workbook/ 9th Ed.

Practical Math for Respiratory Care: A Text and Workbook

Prentice Hall's Cardiopulmonary Drug Guide
Colbert, Mason

Respiratory Disease: A Case Study Approach to Patient Care (3/e)
Wilkins, Et al.

Clinical Practitioner's Pocket Guide to Respiratory Care

So, good luck everyone!

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