RC 146   Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Care* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Respiratory Care Program and RC 120 with a grade of "C" or higher and RC 124 with a grade of "C" or higher and RC 131 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Corequisites: RC 136 and RC 140 and RC 145.

The focus will be on the respiratory care of neonatal and pediatric patients, with emphasis on the management of cardiopulmonary disease states unique to children. Information will be based on developmental anatomy and physiology, pathology, diagnostic and laboratory assessments, and associated patient management in the acute, critical, emergency care, transport, and home care settings.

Respiratory Care, AAS

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The respiratory therapist is involved in a variety of lifesaving and life-supporting situations. Respiratory therapists treat patients ranging in age from newborns to senior citizens in the prevention, treatment, management and rehabilitation of lung problems. Employment is typically in hospitals but is available in several other health delivery venues. The health care needs of an aging population will play a role in the future of respiratory care.