Advanced course dealing with concepts of respiratory failure, intervention of high tech mechanical ventilators and use of drug therapy with ventilators. Respiratory care protocols utilized in providing care for the critically ill patient. Indication of mechanical ventilation, classification of mechanical ventilators, physiological effects of positive pressure, modes of ventilation, non-invasive positive pressure ventilation, patient monitoring and assessment, patient weaning, and discontinuation of ventila tor support. Includes special situations and alternative site: Neonatal and pediatric mechanical ventilation.

Pre-Reqs:

Respiratory Therapy Acceptance