Cochise College

CATALOG 2015-16

RTH 162 ‡ Principles of Mechanical Ventilation (3)

Prerequisite(s): RTH 110, RTH 112, RTH 121, and RTH 123; and concurrent enrollment in RTH 124, RTH 235, and RTH 246.

An introduction to the concepts of mechanical ventilation for adult patients. Topics include reasons for mechanical ventilation, principles of non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilation, physiological basis for ventilatory support, physical principles of positive pressure ventilation, physical assessment of critically-ill patients, and respiratory monitoring in the intensive care unit.

3 hours lecture.