Clinical Application of Respiratory Therapeutics II
Prerequisites: Read/Writing competency satisfied by prerequisite course. Prerequisite: RC 2364 Clinical Application of Respiratory Therapeutics I
This course is designed for the Respiratory Care Practitioner student. The course focus is clinical observation, assistance and performance of Respiratory Therapeutics which were taught in Diagnostics & Out-Patient Services, Pediatric & Neonatal Respiratory Care, and the Critical Care Respiratory Therapy courses and Labs. The student will demonstrate clinical proficiency of the following respiratory therapeutics: physical assessment, simple spirometry, oxygen therapy, aerosol medication administration, tracheal suctioning, tracheal airway care, tracheal extubation, blood gas sampling, ventilatory assessment, noninvasive ventilation techniques, ventilation of the ped-neonate patient and continuous ventilation of the adult patient. The student will be supervised in the affiliate Respiratory Care Departments by the adjunct faculty and program faculty.