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Spring 2010 Course Catalog 
    
Spring 2010 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RESP 103A - Respiratory Care II

5 credits

The principles of infection control and equipment decontamination, advanced patient assessment. Coverage of indications, contraindications, hazards, precautions, rationale and techniques of IPPB, and incentive spirometry. Introduction to continuous mechanical ventilation and basic monitoring of the patient on a ventilator. Certification in BLS-C, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is accomplished in this course as well. The last section of the course encompasses the utilization of all artificial airways including types, insertion, maintenance, complications, removal, and after care. Laboratory practicums include administration of IPPB treatments, incentive spirometry treatments, decontamination, re-assembly and packaging of equipment, and isolation procedures. Assembly of mechanical ventilators, mannequin performance of infant, child, and adult CPR/FBAO, insertion of artificial airways, tracheal aspiration, cuff management, and manual ventilation. The student is also introduced to fiberoptic bronchoscopy. May be taken for Honors.Class Hours: 5Lab Hours: 4Prerequisite: RESP 101A Respiratory Care I and RESP 141 Clinical Experience I.Corequisite: RESP 104 Lab and RESP 143 Clinical II.Offered spring semester.