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Course Name: Techniques of Respiratory Therapy
Course Number: RESD 200D
Course Objectives:
  • MO: Recognize and respond to patient emergencies to include CPR and airway management according to institutional policy.
  • MO: Demonstrate proper storage, transport, and administration of medical gases to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patient.
  • MO: Perform mechanical ventilator care to include ventilator initiation, circuit changes, and patient-system ventilator checks on the adult and NICU patient.
  • MO: Perform detailed respiratory assessment on the adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients including computation of patient lung mechanics and analysis of patient clinical data leading to a treatment plan.
  • MO: Perform advanced respiratory care treatments and procedures and perform basic respiratory care treatments to include mechanical ventilation, humidity therapy, aerosolized bronchodilator, bronchial hygiene, lung expansion, non-invasive monitoring.
  • The student will actively participate in the weaning process of an adult patient being weaned from mechanical ventilation in the hospital clinic setting.
  • The student will assess the ventilator waveforms of a patient receiving mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit of a hospital.