This two credit hour course is based on the foundation gained from Respiratory Fundamentals I & II and is designed to provide the student with detailed knowledge of procedures. Emphasis will be for students to analyze data and properly apply procedures. Students will continue the study of hemodynamics and cardiac testing and monitoring. Students will learn to navigate the physiology of sleep, the process of rehab and homecare for the pulmonary patient, and the effect of nutrition and age-specific dynamics across the continuum of care. The role of case management and reimbursement issues will be explored. Analysis and application of knowledge learned throughout the program will be tested through scenarios. Management of emergency patients and disaster preparedness will be included. Course fee required. Prerequisite: successful completion of program sequence.
Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.