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RC 145   Cardiopulmonary Critical Care I* (5 Hours)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Respiratory Care Program. RC 120 and RC 124 and RC 131 (All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

Corequisites: RC 136 and RC 140 and RC 146.

The student will develop knowledge and skills in the area of hospital critical care. Topics will include respiratory failure, airway management, mechanical ventilation and hemodynamic monitoring. Emphasis will be placed on the concepts and techniques related to mechanical ventilation, ventilator modes, the physiological effects of mechanical ventilation, adjustment of ventilator parameters, nonconventional ventilation techniques and troubleshooting. 3 hrs. lecture and 2.5 hrs. lab/wk.

Respiratory Care, AAS

...Semester RC 136 Cardiopulmonary Diseases* 3 RC 140 Respiratory Care Pharmacology* 2 RC 145 Cardiopulmonary...