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Effective: Summer 2014

Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter)

Description -
Orientation and overview of Interventional Pulmonology as a respiratory care specialty.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Define interventional Pulmonology
  2. Describe the evolution of Interventional Pulmonology
  3. Describe the current and future status of Interventional Pulmonology
  4. Describe Education and training in Interventional Pulmonology
  5. Define medical terminology related to interventional pulmonology procedures
  6. Describe patient Monitoring during Interventional Pulmonology procedures
  7. Describe general infection control and universal precautions
  8. Describe Radiation protection
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Multimedia classroom
  2. Computer access for online Etudes component

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Interventional Pulmonology
    1. Definition of Interventional Pulmonology
  2. Evolution of Interventional Pulmonology
    1. Development of Interventional Pulmonology
    2. The development of the first Endoscopes
    3. The invention of Bronchoscopy
      1. The rigid Bronchoscope
      2. The flexible Bronchoscope
    4. Technical developments
      1. Illumination
      2. Documentation using media
      3. Simulation models
  3. Current and future status of Interventional Pulmonology
    1. Interventional Pulmonology, 1980's, 1990's and 2000's.
    2. Future projections in Interventional Pulmonology
  4. Education and Training in the field of Interventional Pulmonology
    1. Current Medical Fellowship programs for Pulmonologists
  5. Medical Terminology
    1. Medicine and specialties related to Interventional Pulmonology
    2. Related diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical terms associated with Interventional Pulmonology
    3. Related body systems associated with Interventional Pulmonology
    4. Diseases and disorders associated with Interventional Pulmonology
  6. Patient monitoring
    1. Vital signs
    2. Review of ECG monitoring
    3. Pulse oximetry review
    4. Capnometry review
    5. Hemodynamic monitoring
  7. Infection control and universal precaution
    1. Medical asepsis
    2. Universal precautions
    3. Isolation procedures
  8. Radiation protection during procedures
    1. Therapist protection from Radiation exposure
      1. Aprons
      2. Shields
    2. Dosimeters
    3. Closing doors during procedures
    4. Safety precautions
Methods of Evaluation -
Methods of evaluation may include, but are not limited to quizzes, midterm, and a comprehensive final examination for content, terminology, and knowledge of subject matter.
Representative Text(s) -
Ernst & Herth, Principles and Practice of Interventional Pulmonology. New York, Springer Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 9781461442912

Disciplines -
Respiratory Technologies
Method of Instruction -
Methods of instruction may include, but are not limited to Lecture, discussion, online modules, and tutorials.
Lab Content -
Not applicable.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Types of required reading and writing may include, but are not limited to weekly reading from the textbook, cooperative learning exercises and online content.