2018-2019 Samford University Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 26, 2023  
2018-2019 Samford University Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RCMS 520 - Respiratory Care Principles (3)


The history of the profession, the principles of chemistry, physics, and infection control as they apply to respiratory care, as well as respiratory care procedures are presented. Principles of applying respiratory care to patients, indications, hazards, contraindications, and evaluation of therapy are addressed. Modes of care include medical gases, humidity/aerosol therapy, aerosol medications, positive pressure breathing, incentive spirometry, expiratory resistance, postural drainage and percussion/vibration. Noninvasive monitoring techniques including oximetry, transcutaneous monitoring, capnography, and simple pulmonary function testing will be included. Review of clinical analyzing devices, patient safety, recordkeeping, and an introduction to patient assessment, respiratory pharmacology, and evidence-based care. Offered: Fall.



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