RESP 1458 Intro to Respiratory Critical Care

This course stresses interpretation of the findings of the respiratory assessment. The theory and administration of all therapies will be presented. The lab portion of this course will teach the student the technical skills needed to apply theory in a clinical situation. The student will be introduced to acid-base balance factors and how they will affect the patient. A clinical approach to interpretation of arterial blood gases will be discussed. Application of blood gas interpretation as it relates to patient care and treatment will be emphasized.


8 Credits


RESP 1445 with a grade of C or better - Must be completed prior to taking this course.

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