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

RESP 2460 - Fundamentals of Respiratory Care - 3

Credit hours: 4

Prerequisites: Successful advancement from the previous semester.

Course Description:
Fundamentals of Respiratory Care - 3 is a continuation of RESP 2341. Concepts of ventilator discontinuation will be discussed, along with various types of ventilators and techniques for monitoring and adjusting parameters. Evaluation of ventilator graphs will be introduced with an explanation of how to make appropriate ventilator adjustments based on graphic interpretation. The administration of non-invasive ventilation will also be discussed. 3 hr. Lecture & 3 hr. Lab/wk.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate patient data to determine the patient’s readiness to wean from the mechanical ventilator.
  2. Explain the various techniques used in the industry to wean and remove patients from mechanical ventilation.
  3. Evaluate the graphics of mechanical ventilation to identify potential problems and recommend strategies to correct any identified problems.
  4. Institute non-invasive ventilation and make modifications in the ventilator settings based on patient assessment.