RT2013: Pediatric & Neonatal Resp Care

Credits 3 Lab Hours 0 Lecture Hours 3 Clinical Hours 0
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This is a three-credit hour lecture course emphasizing the respiratory therapist role in management of neonatal patients with respiratory diseases. The course is designed to acquaint the student with the unique pathophysiology of the more common neonatal and pediatric pulmonary disorders and the application of respiratory care modalities used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in this age group. Course content includes patient assessment, etiology, clinical signs and symptoms, and diagnosis of the most common diseases affecting the neonatal/pediatric patient. Treatment approaches will include oxygen and gas therapy, medication delivery, and mechanical ventilatory support.


Must be accepted to the Respiratory Therapy program.