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2018-2019 Catalog 
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RSP 272 Critical Care I

Prerequisite: RSP 281  
Co-requisites: ENG 102 , RSP 201 , RSP 291  
7 credits

This course will focus on conventional and alternative forms of mechanical ventilation. Indications, application, discontinuation, and physical effects of mechanical ventilation will be discussed. The student will learn advanced interpretation of arterial blood gases, pulmonary function testing and imaging studies. Noninvasive, home, and emergency and hospital transport strategies will also be covered. Three hours of class, four hours of laboratory and 16 hours of clinical experience per week. Offered fall semester only.