Advanced Respiratory Therapy Procedures
Prerequisites: Read/Writing competency satisfied by prerequisite course. Prequisite: RC 2114 Basic Respiratory Therapy Procedures
This course is designed for the Respiratory Care Practitioner student that has successfully completed the Basic Respiratory Therapy Procedures course. The course focus will be the theory and performance of advanced respiratory care therapeutics to prepare the student for initial adult critical care practice. The student will be required to satisfactorily perform skill evaluations and troubleshooting in a laboratory setting. The skills and theory covered include: blood gas evaluation, positive airway pressure therapies, airway management techniques, oral and nasal airways, intubation, extubation, suctioning, tracheostomy care, tracheal tube management, specialty emergency airways, basic ventilator function and application, bi-level positive airway pressure and non-invasive positive airway pressure therapies, initiation of continuous ventilator life support devices, continuous ventilator patient management techniques and weaning from life support devices.