2019-2020 Catalog

RSP-205 Respiratory Care II: Theory and Practice

Development of the theory and clinical practice in respiratory care focusing on the critical care setting. This lecture, laboratory and applied clinical practice course analyzes the different types of artificial airways, the physics of various types of mechanical ventilators, the management of the patient-ventilator circuit, ventilator trouble-shooting, and ventilator discontinuance. In the clinical experience, particular attention is given to the mechanically ventilated patient. Prerequisite: RSP 107. Corequisite: RSP 241.