Sep 29, 2023  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RESP 103A - Respiratory Care 2

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.

Corequisite: RESP 104 Respiratory Care 2 Lab  and RESP 143 Clinical Experience 2 .
Prerequisites: RESP 101A Respiratory Care 1  and RESP 141 Clinical Experience 1 .