Respiratory care practitioners are responsible for the prevention, treatment, management and rehabilitation of patients of all ages with deficiencies or abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system.
A 2.5 GPA is required for admission to the program. A grade of C must be earned in all courses of the curriculum, and an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 is necessary for continuance in the program and graduation.
Assessment and treatment of the critically ill patient to include airway emergencies, physiology and improvement of oxygenation/ventilation, lung mechanics, positive airway pressure therapies, ventilator classification and management, weaning from mechanical ventilation and neonatal/pediatric mechanical ventilation. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.