This laboratory course will introduce skills needed for students to enter the intensive care unit. The focus will be on mechanical ventilation which will include the set up and use of mechanical ventilators, patient assessment of the ventilated patient, monitoring of mechanical ventilation, and liberation of mechanical ventilation. Students will work in skills stations and be introduced to clinical simulations. In addition, students will learn the basics of reading chest x-rays and drawing blood from arterial lines. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
Prerequisite: RET 1024L with a grade of "C" or higher.
Terms Typically Offered:Spring
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes
for the term.
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institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.