This course will examine advanced concepts, modes, ventilation and weaning strategies, and equipment used in the treatment of patients requiring mechanical ventilation. While the course will provide an overview of advanced concepts regarding mechanical ventilation, students will be expected to utilize critical thinking skills in the completion of assigned case studies. Course content and discussions will encompass the implementation of ventilation strategies, considerations regarding evidence-based weaning strategies, nutrition and humidification considerations, utilization of advanced respiratory pharmacologic agents, and ethical considerations regarding mechanical ventilation. Prerequisite: Admission into the Respiratory Therapy program.
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