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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RESP 250 Clinical Education VII - Advanced Critical Care

Students are assigned to an active intensive care unit, under close supervision, for the purpose of participating in advanced complete hands-on respiratory care of the critically ill patient. Some of the procedures emphasized are arterial blood gas sampling techniques, infection control and isolation procedures, monitoring of ventilator patients, weaning techniques, CPR, airway management, ventilator trouble shooting. In addition, students will participate in the formulation of respiratory care plans based upon clinical patient assessment, interpretation of blood gases, and evaluation of data gathered through invasive and non-invasive monitoring techniques. A letter grade of “C” or better is required for graduation. Open only to matriculated Respiratory Care students or those with permission of the department chairperson.
Pre-requisite(s): RESP 225 Clinical Education II - Introduction to Critical Care  with a final grade of “C” or better.
Lab fee will be required
Terms Offered: Spring
Offered Distance Learning: No
Credits: 3
Contact Hours:
Lab: 8