Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

RCP-850 Respiratory Care III (2.5)

Surveys the theory and application of specialized diagnostic procedures, equipment and monitoring techniques in pulmonary medicine and critical care. Includes bronchoscopy, oximetry, capnography and transcutaneous monitoring. Explores the elements of pulmonary rehabilitation with laboratory exercises in breathing retraining. Examines the theory and operation of pleural drainage systems. Credits: 2.5, Hours: (2/1/0/0), Prereq: RCP-510; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B