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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Simi Institute for Careers and Education | Evaluated Learning Experience

Acute and Critical Care RC 212

Course Category: 
Location: 

Simi Institute for Careers and Education Main Campus, Simi Valley, California

Length: 

100 hours (10 weeks).

Dates: 

January 2015 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:  identify the types of ventilator failure; list the indications for ventilator support; discuss the mechanisms of hypercapnic respiratory failure; demonstrate how to classify a ventilator; discuss clinical applications of ventilator modes; explain and diagram the physiological effects of modes of ventilation, flow pattern, flow rate, inspiratory hold, and positive end-expiratory pressure; give examples of the detrimental pulmonary effects of PPV and cardiovascular effects of PPV; propose initial ventilator support settings and rationalize the proper adjustment of settings; perform general patient assessment; synthesize physiological monitoring principles; interpret assessments of hemodynamics; assess the management of the patient-ventilator system; examine patient evaluation criteria and methods of discontinuing ventilator support; summarize the development and transition of the respiratory system and assessment of the newborn and pediatric care patient.

Instruction: 

The course provides students with knowledge of acute and critical care respiratory care principles. Major topics include: respiratory failure and the need for ventilatory support; ventilatory modes and functions; physics and physiology of ventilatory support; initiating and adjusting ventilatory support; monitoring, managing, and discontinuing ventilatory support; and principles of neonatal and pediatric respiratory care. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, laboratory exercises, computer software exercises, observations, and exams.  

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Respiratory Care (4/17). 

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