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RST 225 PEDIATRIC/NEONATAL RESPIRATORY CARE

RST 225          PEDIATRIC/NEONATAL RESPIRATORY CARE          (3 Credits)

This course introduces the special respiratory care needs of the neonatal and pediatric patients.  Topics covered include development of the respiratory system, care of the newborn, respiratory diseases, mechanical ventilation, oxygen and aerosol therapy, and emergency transport.  Supervised pediatric and neonatal clinical experience occurs.

Prerequisites:  “C” or better in RST 125, RST 128, RST 212, RST 213, and RST 223.

Co-requisites:  RST 138, RST 214, and RST 237.

Laboratory fee.