Dec 06, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

RESP 2370 - Neonatal Respiratory Care

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Successful advancement from the previous semester.

Course Description:
Neonatal Respiratory Care covers the development and physiology of the fetal and neonatal cardiopulmonary systems including fetal circulation, lung development, the delivery process and changes required for transition to life outside the uterus. Neonatal and pediatric pulmonary disorders will be overviewed and the treatment of these disorders will be explored with an emphasis on respiratory care techniques. 3 hr. Lecture/wk.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Describe the anatomical milestones for the five stages of lung development in the fetus.
  2. Describe fetal circulation and be able to explain the processes that must occur during delivery to transition to adult circulation.
  3. Discuss the process of resuscitation of the newborn.
  4. Describe the pathology, etiology, clinical manifestations and treatment of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome.
  5. Identify the cyanotic and acyanotic congenital heart abnormalities.