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Respiratory Care of the Newborn RCN.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 4 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Respiratory Care
Effective as of Fall 2019

Are you a Registered Respiratory Therapist desiring to gain additional skills? “Respiratory Care of the Newborn” is a short term certificate that is designed to offer you that additional refined skill. If you are desiring to work in the delivery room, this course will focus on stabilization techniques and overall newborn intensive care management. This unique certificate also teaches neonatal respiratory devices you may not have been exposed to yet in your career. Every hospital needs respiratory therapists who are adept at newborn management. That therapist is you!

What is the program about?

Provides education to respiratory care practitioners to be oriented to neonatal respiratory care including history, fetal development, stabilization, evidence-based practices, and multi-disciplinary approaches. Includes respiratory devices employed for ongoing support of term and pre-term infants. Graduates will have a better knowledge of newborn resuscitation and stabilization. Student must be a licensed respiratory care practitioner.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of interrelationships among neonatal healthcare disciplines.
  • Demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem-solving strategies for quality respiratory care delivery.
  • Demonstrate proper safety in neonatal emergency procedures.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have a better knowledge of respiratory care skills and pertinent information needed for newborn resuscitation and stabilization.


  • Approval of Department


Course Title Credits
RET 2301 Respiratory Care of the Newborn I 1
RET 2302 Respiratory Care of the Newborn II 1
RET 2303 Respiratory Care of the Newborn III 2
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.