Course description

This course builds on the prior learning of the Registered Respiratory Therapist with a focus on care of the extremely low birthweight and critically ill infants. The domains of theoretical learning include: Critical appraisal of research, Vermont Oxford Network and EPIC guidelines, advanced mechanical ventilation, whole system approach to patient management, transport of the critically ill infant and emerging therapies and trends in the NICU. In skills acquisition labs and clinical immersive simulation the students will apply this learning and develop skills / capabilities required for management of extremely low birthweight and critically ill infants.

Course details

Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NURS1000 RTH8000
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery