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R C 403 - Advanced Adult Critical Care

5 Credits
This course will provide a study of advanced medical and respiratory care provided for critically ill patients. Emphasis is placed on cardiopulmonary assessment, noninvasive diagnostics, hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilation waveform analysis and advanced cardiopulmonary pharmacology provided within the intensive care unit.

Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - R C

Quarters Typically Offered

Designed to Serve BAS - Respiratory Care students
Active Date 2015-12-02

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
I. Respiratory assessment of cardiopulmonary disease patients

II. Chest radiographic evidence as a diagnostic tool in the critical care unit

III. The interpretation and diagnostic function of arterial blood gas results

IV. Mechanical ventilation waveform abnormalities and the critically ill patient

V. Invasive and noninvasive hemodynamic and pulmonary monitoring

VI. Advanced cardiovascular life support

Student Learning Outcomes
Interpret respiratory assessment findings as an aid in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiopulmonary disease.

Correlate abnormalities in chest radiographic findings to cardiopulmonary disease.

Correlate arterial blood gas values to cardiopulmonary status, laboratory studies and mechanical ventilation settings.

Correlate abnormalities in respiratory assessment to changes in mechanical ventilation waveforms.

Describe cardiopulmonary changes associated with hemodynamic and transcutaneous monitoring.

Describe the use of airway, pharmacologic and ventilation adjuncts associated with advanced cardiac life support.

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