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RC 178 - Respiratory Care of the Critically Ill Patient I


8 units
4 hours lecture, 12 hours lab per week to be arranged
Prerequisite: RC 176  with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
This course is an introduction to the practice of respiratory care in intensive care units with an emphasis on patient ventilator interaction. The student will manage critically ill patients on prolonged artificial ventilation using microprocessor-driven ventilators, alarms, arterial blood gases and other appropriate techniques and equipment. Students are rotated through evening, night and day critical care units in hospitals.



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