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RET 2284L RESPIRATORY CARE LAB III 2 Credits 6 lab hours

RESPIRATORY CARE LAB III Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in RET 1264, RET 2244 and RET 2283L This laboratory course is designed to introduce competencies in the areas of diagnostic, advanced therapeutics, and critical care medicine. Students will experience competencies through the use of lab activities, simulation and web-based exercises in small groups. The course will explore the indication, contraindications and hazards of mechanical ventilation and hemodynamic monitoring in the neonatal, pediatric and adult patient populations. We will review the role of respiratory therapists and advanced procedures in the intensive care unit. Information gathering and decision making in a clinical setting will be explored through the use of therapy drive protocols and evidence-based medicine. (Special Fee $75.00)