RET 213 Clinical Internship III (4 credits)
This clinical course gives the respiratory care student advanced experience working in the adult intensive care and pediatric units. Includes basic respiratory care, mechanical ventilation, ventilator monitoring, blood gas interpretation, airway care, and patient assessment. Advanced concepts in cardiopulmonary monitoring are covered. Students will also participate in observation rotations such as Cardio/Echocardiography Lab, Sleep Diagnostics Lab, Pulmonary Function Lab, O.R./Intubation, Pulmonologist office, etc. These observation rotations may vary depending on the evolving clinical practice in the community. Prerequisites: RET 125 and 128, and Permission of Department. Fall semesters only.