Wednesdays 8:00 - 1150
Combined lecture and laboratory class focusing on techniques and procedures used to support the adult patient in respiratory failure. Emphasis is placed on correct set-up and application of procedures and equipment. Topics include intubation and airway care, full and partial ventilatory support modes, patient-ventilator system checks, triggering, flow patterns, expired gas monitoring, and diagnostic and monitoring uses of the ECG.
There will be approximately 4 quizzes. They will be taken from the reading material in the laboratory manual. They will be given from 8:00 –8:15 only and will be short scantron exams. Remember that there will be no make-up quizzes but you may drop one quiz grade.
Laboratory Assignments: All laboratory reports are to be handed in following successful instructor checkoff.
Cumulative Final Exam: 40%
90 – 100 = A
83 – 89 = B
75 – 82 = C
67 – 74 = D
Anything not completed and handed in on time will be subjected to a 15% per day penalty (weekends included). No exceptions! There are no make-ups for quizzes.
Class attendance and participation is essential. Daily attendance records will be kept. Prior absence approval may be granted as deemed necessary by the professor. One unexcused absence -10%, two unexcused absences dropped from course.