Critical Care Respiratory Therapy
Prerequisites: Read/Writing competency satisfied by prerequisite course. Prerequisite: RC 2314 Advanced Respiratory Therapy Procedures
This course prepares the student for management of the Critical Care Pulmonary Patient. Emphasis is placed on developing patient care plans for overall management of the critically ill patient, application of advanced ventilation modes, techniques for liberation from the ventilator, interpretation of ventilator waveforms, hemodynamic monitoring methods and management, evaluation of fluid balance and electrolytes. The student will demonstrate proficiency in treating respiratory emergencies, and practice a variety of advanced patient assessments including modification of treatment plans and/or assisting the physician. Students will demonstrate proficiency with laboratory skills and clinical patient scenario simulation.