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RC 255   Cardiopulmonary Critical Care II* (5 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Respiratory Care Program and RC 136 with a grade of "C" or higher and RC 140 with a grade of "C" or higher and RC 145 with a grade of "C" or higher and RC 146 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Corequisites: RC 271.

The student will refine knowledge and skills in the critical care setting. Emphasis will be on management of the ventilator-patient system. Topics will include: physical examination of the mechanically ventilated patient, ventilator graphics, troubleshooting the ventilator-patient system, ventilator adjustments to achieve optimal oxygenation and ventilation, disease specific ventilator management, non-conventional modes of mechanical ventilation, and pediatric mechanical ventilation.

Respiratory Care, AAS

...5 RC 146 Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Care* 2 Total Hours 12 Third Semester RC 255...