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R C 410 - Introduction to Adult Critical Care

5 Credits

Introduction and review of physiologic terms, concepts and critical application of ventilatory support. Topics include basic modes of ventilations; pressure gradiants of the lung, choosing appropriate intial settings, assessing the patient in Acute Respiratory Failure and assessing patient- ventilator interaction. 

Pre-requisite(s) RC 103 w/ min 2.5
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - R C

Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Day
Designed to Serve BAS- RC students
Active Date 20190610T09:32:08

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Course Outline
1. Classifaction of physiological terms and concepts of mechanical ventilation

2. Introduction of ventilator theory

3. Introduction of parameters, phase variables, and mode selection

4. Assessment protocols 

5. Monitoring parameters and patient well- being with mechanical ventilation


Student Learning Outcomes
Students will explain basic function of a ventilator and theory of mechanical ventilation through demonstration and recall

Students will classify physiological terms and concepts of mechanical ventilation

Students will relate how a breath is delivered with a fundamental knowledge of controlled, measured and phase variables of ventilation

Students will identify the assessment protocols for establishing the need of mechanical ventilation, and mode selection

Students will recognize the initial settings and monitoring parameters of the most common modes of mechanical ventilation

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