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