Presents theory of equipment and procedures used for patients requiring general and critical cardiopulmonary care. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
This course is offered in the second semester of the respiratory care program. This is the second part of a two-part respiratory care theory and procedures class.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Competence in basic instrumentation and its application to respiratory therapeutics is required. The course prerequisites are RTH 121 – Cardiopulmonary Science, RTH 131 – Respiratory Care theory and Procedures I, and RTH 145 – Pharmacology for Respiratory Care.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
A. state the indications and goals of mechanical ventilation
C. explain the design and operation of commonly used adult mechanical ventilators
D. discuss the strategies, hazards, and complications of mechanical ventilation on the critically ill adult
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B. Adult mechanical ventilators