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RESCĀ 5031. Critical Care & Mechanical Ventilation. 5 Credit Hours.

This course describes the role of the respiratory therapist in the critical care settings. Instruction and hands on opportunities will be provided to set-up, operate and maintain mechanical ventilators and related equipment. The course will include the history of mechanical ventilation, modes of mechanical ventilatory support, implementation, patient stabilization, monitoring, hemodynamics, ventilator weaning and discontinuance.