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AHRC 171 Resp Care Tech & Proced II

Credits: 5

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: Completion of the first semester of the Respiratory Care program

Knowledge and skills taught will provide students with the theories, principles, and laboratory experience in the areas of adult and infant mechanical ventilation. Ventilators covered include but are not limited to: Respironics V60 & BiPAP Vision, Puritan Bennett 840, Hamilton Galileo Gold, and Sensormedics 3100A High Frequency Oscillator. Other areas such as arterial blood gas techniques, transcutaneous gas monitoring, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, mixed gas therapy, discontinuance of mechanical ventilation, troubleshooting during mechanical ventilation, techniques of ventilation, ventilator waveforms and high frequency ventilation will also be investigated.