Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
3 hours lecture.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 11/16/13

1. Description -
Provides the general principles of Interventional Pulmonolgy. Disease specific application including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, techniques and procedures will be introduced.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to
  1. Understand the general principles of endoscopic imaging
  2. Explain bronchoscopy design for advanced procedures
  3. Identify quality control procedures and general care of the bronchoscope
  4. Contrast moderate and deep sedation techniques
  5. Understand the physiology of fixed airway obstruction
  6. Explain airway imaging equipment
  7. Describe simulation for endoscopy and bronchoscopy training
  8. Understand electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy
  9. Describe endobronchial ultrasonography(EBUS)
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Multimedia classroom
  2. Computer access for ETUDES component

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. General principles of endoscopic imaging
    1. Rigid bronchoscope
      1. General design of the rigid bronchoscope
      2. Application and use
    2. Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy
      1. General design of the fiberoptic flexible bronchoscope
        1. Image system
        2. Mechanical system
        3. The channel or plumbing system
          1. Suction channel port
          2. Instrument channel port
        4. Electrical component
  2. Bronchoscopy design for advanced procedures
    1. Image guided bronchoscopy
    2. Conventional biopsy techniques
  3. Quality control procedures and general care of the bronchoscope
    1. Proper care of the bronchoscope
    2. Pre-procedure care
    3. Intra-procedure care
    4. Post-procedure care
    5. Reprocessing of bronchoscopes and autoclaving
    6. Equipment damage and considerations
  4. Moderate and deep sedation techniques
    1. Analgesia
    2. Minimal sedation
    3. Moderate sedation
    4. Deep sedation
    5. General anesthesia
    6. Mallampati classifications
      1. Class I
      2. Class II
      3. Class III
      4. Class IV
    7. Comorbidity assessments
      1. ASA physical status
    8. Equipment and monitors
    9. Post-procedure recovery
    10. Pharmacology
  5. Physiology of fixed airway obstruction
    1. Spirometry
    2. Diagnosis
  6. Airway imaging
    1. Autofluorescence imaging (AFI)
    2. Narrow band imaging (NBI)
    3. Confocal microscopy
  7. Simulation for endoscopy and bronchoscopy training
    1. Simulation in bronchoscopy education
    2. Lo-fidelity simulation
    3. Hi-fidelity simulation
    4. Simulation for advanced procedures
  8. Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB)
    1. Clinical application of ENB
  9. Endobronchial ultrasonography(EBUS)
    1. Endobronchial ultrasonography-Transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA)
    2. Convex probe endobronchial ultrasound CP-EBUS
    3. Esophageal ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA)
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Methods of evaluation may include, but are not limited to quizzes, midterm, and a comprehensive final examination for knowledge of subject matter.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Ernst & Herth, Principles and Practice of Interventional Pulmonology. New York, Springer Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 9781461442912

8. Disciplines -
Respiratory Technologies
9. Method of Instruction -
Methods of instruction may include, but are not limited to lecture, discussion, online modules and tutorials.
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. 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.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is part of a proposed certificate of achievement program in interventional pulmonology. This course is intended for licensed Respiratory Therapists.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-03-11 14:01:48

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines