The Respiratory Care Department will host an open house and screenings from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, on the third floor of the Health Sciences Building.

The event will include screenings for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary function, blood pressure and Alpha 1, said Sherry Whiteman, respiratory care educator. All of the screenings are free and open to the public.

“It’s Respiratory Care Week, but it’s also the 20th anniversary of Missouri Southern’s respiratory care program, so we’re celebrating that too,” said Whiteman.