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RET2244 Life Support

This course encompasses the concepts and applications of chest tube maintenance, vacuum systems, nasogastric and orogastric tube placement and maintenance as it relates to the practice of respiratory care. Chest radiography, cardiopulmonary stress testing and advanced cardiac life support concepts are reviewed. Hemodynamic monitoring, including both right and left heart catheterization and intra-aortic balloon pumping are intensively covered. Critical care concepts such as therapeutic hypothermia, pharmacology and the critically ill patient are discussed.

Credits

3

Enrollment Requirements

Prerequisites: RET1450 and RET1485

Offered

Fall