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RET 1264 PRINCIPLES OF MACHANICAL VENTILATION 3 Credits 3 lab hours

PRINCIPLES OF MACHANICAL VENTILATION Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in RET 1295, RET 1274L and RET 1450 This course introduces the function of equipment used in continuous and intermittent modes of mechanical ventilation for adult patients (some pediatric and neonatal). Students will explore the indications, contraindications and hazards of invasive and non-invasive ventilation. We will review current approaches to ventilator management, monitoring techniques and weaning strategies