Oct 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RST-1741 Principles of Mechanical Ventilation and Introduction to Critical Care


6 Credits
Familiarizes students with concepts of both non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilation and their application to patients in the intensive care setting. This will include but not be limited to: ventilator operating principles; physiological mechanics of compliance and resistance; flow patterns and pressure curves; PEEP therapy; pressure and volume modes of ventilation; set up and troubleshooting techniques using a variety of mechanical ventilators.
Prerequisite(s): RST-1531  and RST-1570 ; Corequisite(s): RST-1600  and RST-1631 .
4 class/ 6 lab hours.
RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.
(Offered spring only.)



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