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

RESP 201A - Respiratory Care III

6 credits

The drawing and analysis of blood gases, their interpretation, blood gas physiology and pathophysiology, as well as the applicable instrumentation. Also covered is complete pulmonary function testing, including body plethysmography, spirometry, diffusion, and lung volumes. The setup, operation, and maintenance of equipment, as well as interpretation of data and its application to patient care. The final segment of this course covers the causes, diagnosis, and management of Acute Respiratory Failure. Emphasis is placed on the care of the patient requiring continuous mechanical ventilation and the patient-ventilator interface. Laboratory practicums include arterial punctures, arterial and venous vascular line maintenance, maintenance and proficiency testing of blood gas analyzers, flow-volume loops, carbon monoxide diffusion tests, lung volumes including FRC, ventilator circuit changes, application of contemporary ventilators to lung simulators, trouble-shooting patient-ventilator alarm situations, adjustment of ventilator parameters to specific clinical conditions, and critical care bedside spirometry. May be taken for Honors.Class Hours: 6Lab Hours: 4Prerequisite: RESP 103A Respiratory Care II, RESP 143 Clinical II, and RESP 145 Summer Clinical I.Corequisite: RESP 202A Lab and RESP 241 Clinical III.Offered fall semester.