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RET 2714 NEONATAL/PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY CARE 3 Credits

NEONATAL/PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY CARE Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in RET 2283L, RET 2443, and RET 1264 Instruction includes the following areas: development and physiology of fetal and neonate lung; perinatal circulation; neonatal pulmonary disorders; treatment of perinatal patients with respiratory care techniques and pediatric respiratory therapy. This course will cover fetal development, birth and onset of respirations, assessment of the neonatal and pediatric patient, diagnostic tools, common respiratory disorders and diseases of the neonatal and pediatric patient, respiratory care procedures, commonly used equipment, indications for ventilation, management of the ventilated patient, and modifications in therapeutic procedures, transport, and home care. The NBRC Matrix will be followed for applicable content