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RTH:131Pediatric Respiratory Care3

This course provides a presentation on pediatric and neonatal respiratory care to include; embryonic development of the cardiopulmonary system, cardiopulmonary malformations, and lung disease. The course will also cover the technical aspects of assessment, equipment, and maintenance of pediatric neonatal respiratory care devices, including mechanical ventilator systems. A two-hour per week laboratory session will enable the learner to observe and demonstrate the skills essential to pediatric and neonatal respiratory care. Additional lab hours required. Prerequisites: RTH 128, RTH 140, BIO 208 and Reading Proficiency.