Course Title: Critical Medicine in Respiratory Care

Course Description:
This course is a continuation of RET 1264 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care II. Topics including bronchoscopy, chest tube maintenance, vacuum systems, enteral feeding and nasogastric tube placement assessment are discussed. Sleep Medicine and testing, cardiopulmonary stress testing, metabolic assessment, advanced electrocardiography and holter monitoring are also covered. Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is also conducted. The mandatory four hours (4) of HIV/AIDS information and two (2) hours of Prevention of Medical Errors required for graduation and the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) exam will also be covered in this course. FA

Pre-Reqs: RET1264 AND RET1264L

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