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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

RTH 102 - Respiratory Therapy Principles II

This course provides students with the information necessary to safely administer aerosolized respiratory drugs. The student will learn the method of action of the drugs used to treat respiratory diseases and proper dosages and frequency of administration. The student will understand the indications for mechanical ventilation as well as the monitoring of critically ill adult patients requiring ventilatory support. Complications involved in positive pressure ventilation will be reviewed. This course also covers the methods involved in removal of patients from mechanical ventilators. NOTE Pre-Requisites require a grade of "C" or better.
Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: RTH 100, RTH 101, BIO 150 with grade C or better Coreq: BIO151 Concurrent: RTH 103