RESP 136 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care Skills II

Laboratory application of diagnostic techniques, equipment, medications, and procedures based on the national Clinical Practice Guidelines as well as local standards of practice, provides an opportunity to learn and practice the required basic respiratory care clinical skills in a simulated patient-care environment, including: Recommending therapeutics, recommending therapeutic modification or discontinuance, arterial blood gas drawing and analysis, co-oximetry, mechanical ventilation and related adjuncts, positive end-expiratory pressure, continuous positive airway pressure, bi-level positive airway pressure, and weaning from mechanical ventilation.

Units: 5.50

Offered: (Sp)

Associate Degree Applicable

Prerequisites: RESP 130, RESP 131, RESP 132, and RESP 133

Corequisites: RESP 134, RESP 135, RESP 137, RESP 138, and RESP 139

Lecture: Minimum 64 hours per semester

Laboratory: Minimum 72 hours per semester