Course Description

RSP 376 Mechanical Ventilation II
3 cr.
Offered: Winter
Prerequisite: Successful completion of RSP 271 through 277, RSP 371 through RSP 375, and RSP 377.
Ventilator modes, sensitivities and interactions with patients. Neonatal ventilation and other special needs; selecting correct ventilator and mode. Ethical considerations of life support; indications for and essential steps leading to ventilator commitment. Partial support and weaning from ventilator. Lab practice with advanced modes and trouble-shooting.