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RC 171 Respiratory Therapy Equipment II (3)

Course is designed to provide first-year RC students with a background on the principles and technologies of emergency airway management, tracheostomy management, non-invasive patient monitoring, bedside pulmonary function assessment, true volume measuring devices vs. pneumotachometer devices, and of RC home care. Equipment will include: Respironics, Mallingckrodt, Sullivan, Fisher & Paykel - modes, pressure settings, interfaces and patient comfort and compliance issues.

Prerequisite: RC 170.