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RTH:126Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation3

This course will present information relevant to positive pressure techniques, and how they applied in mechanical ventilatory support. Basic indications and hazards of positive pressure therapies will be presented along with the technical components of intermittent positive pressure breathing, non-invasive positive pressure support, adult and pediatric mechanical ventilators. A two-hour per week laboratory session will enable the learner to observe and practice the principles of operation of mechanical ventilators prior to their hospital experience. Practice in the patient simulator laboratory is also included. Prerequisites: RTH 120, RTH 121 and Reading Proficiency.