The course focus is cardiovascular and pulmonary diagnostic testing, homecare, discharge planning and pulmonary rehabilitation. Included in the course are laboratory demonstrations and practice as it relates to pulmonary functions testing, assisting with bronchoscopy and oxygen therapy in the home setting. The student will be required to satisfactorily perform skill evaluations in the laboratory setting for pulmonary function testing. in addition, theory covered in the course includes: diagnostic testing for the cardiac patient, diagnostic testing for sleep apnea, electroencephalogram (EEG), exercise testing, pulmonary rehabilitation, homecare and discharge planning.
Read/Writing competency satisfied by prerequisite course. Prerequisite: RC 1342 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
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