W: 8:00-8:50 Lecture
W: 9:00-12:30 Laboratory
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 - full and partial ventilatory support modes, patient-ventilator system checks, triggering, flow patterns, expired gas monitoring, and diagnostic and monitoring uses of the ECG.
Lab 1 Compliance and Resistance on Mech. Ventilated Pts./Circuit identification/Tubing compliance
Lab 2 Ventilator alarms and set-up
Lab 3 Ventilator Checks/Ventilator modes
Lab 4 Ventilator Initiation/Circuit Change
Lab 5 Patient-Ventilator System Care/Waveforms/Troubleshooting/Special modes of ventilation
Cumulative Final Exam: 40%
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.