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RTH:223Mechanical Ventilation: A Clinical Approach4

This course will cover the clinical applications of mechanical ventilation, to include; ventilator commitment, discontinuance and weaning techniques, the maintenance of a patient on a mechanical ventilator. The hazards and side effects of positive and negative pressure mechanical ventilation, and the management of chronic ventilator-dependent patients is also covered. Recent development in mechanical ventilation such as inverse-ratio ventilation, APRV, and the interpretation of waveforms graphics will be covered. Demonstrations in the patient simulator laboratory are mandatory. Additional lab hours required. Prerequisites: RTH 126, RTH 128 and Reading Proficiency.