College of Health Sciences

Respiratory Therapy Program

WELCOME TO THE Respiratory Therapy Program AT DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY!

The mission of the Dixie State University Respiratory Therapy Program is to provide comprehensive and integrated education of the highest quality in order to meet the needs of our students, potential employers, and the communities we serve.

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PROGRAM
LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Provide comprehensive patient assessment and care using therapist-driven protocols and evidence-based medicine.
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of AARC code of ethics and professionalism including patient rights and HIPPA confidentiality.
  • Promote health and wellness through patient and family education and community outreach.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills when making patient bedside decisions.
  • Use oral and written communication skills in collaboration with other members of the health care team.

Goals

  • Critical Thinking: To foster critical thinking in the classroom and the clinical setting.
  • Teamwork: To begin teamwork in the classroom that will carry over to the clinical sites and future employment.
  • Personal Responsibility: All students will take responsibility for all assignments, paperwork, and actions performed in the classroom and at the clinical sites. There is an expectation that all students will have a good attitude when representing Dixie State University.
  • Maintain a Dynamic Learning Environment: Faculty will stay abreast of current respiratory practice, procedures, and research to assure that students will be able to pass national exams and be clinically competent.

Phone: 817-283-2835

1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

The Dixie State University Respiratory Therapy Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC; #200545).

coarc.com

Contact

Debbie Forbush

Program Director

Email: forbush@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4961

Office: Taylor 255

Rachel Harris

Advisor

Email: Rachel.Harris@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7695

Office: Holland 134

Kathryn Preiss

Administrative Assistant

Email: Kathryn.Preiss@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4820

Office: Taylor 207

Respiratory Therapy Program

Office: Dixie State University
225 S. University Avenue
St. George, UT 84770