Feb 24, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog

RTH 162 - Principles of Mechanical Ventilation

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours (3 lec.)

Introduction to the concepts of mechanical ventilation for the adult patient. Includes establishing the need for mechanical ventilation, non-invasive versus invasive mechanical ventilation, the physiologic basis of ventilatory support, physical principles of positive pressure ventilation, physical assessment of the critically ill patient, interpreting basic waveform graphics, and respiratory monitoring in the intensive care unit.

Prerequisite(s): RTH 110 , RTH 112 , RTH 121 , RTH 121LB , and RTH 156 .
Corequisite(s): RTH 123 , RTH 123LB , RTH 124 
Information: Students must be currently admitted to the PCC Respiratory Care program and obtain consent of the Respiratory Care department before enrolling in this course.