This is a course and laboratory experience designed for the beginning respiratory care student. An introduction and working knowledge of the state-of the-art, basic principles of patient safety, recordkeeping (including medical terms and abbreviations), ethical and legal implications of health care, patient education, physical principles of respiratory care, principles of infection control, pulmonary rehabilitation, patient assessment, arterial blood gas puncture and analysis and HIV/blood-borne pathogens. Lab fee required.
A course and laboratory experience designed for the beginning respiratory care student. The course presents basic principles and essential skills necessary to perform basic respiratory care in preparation for the first clinical rotation. Topics include storage and delivery of medical gases, indications and hazards of medical gas therapy, humidity and bland aerosol therapy, airway management, bronchial hygiene therapy, airway pharmacology, aerosol drug therapy, arterial blood gas analysis, non-invasive ventilation and lung expansion therapy. Lab fee required.
This course covers physiological functions including acid base relationships, gas perfusion, functions of ventilatory control, ventilation perfusion analysis, cardiopulmonary and renal hemodynamics and blood gas analysis. Laboratory exercises consistent with didactic material are incorporated into the course. Lab fee required.
Respiratory care of the neonate and pediatric patient is presented with special emphasis on physiology, pulmonary complications and related general and intensive care procedures. Also included is neonatal transportation and assessment of the sick newborn and child. Lab fee required.
The student will receive supervised clinical experience emphasizing advanced modes of mechanical ventilation, patient transport and advanced hemodynamic monitoring. During this clinical rotation, students will also rotate through the neonatal and pediatric critical care units. Lab fee required.
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