Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 60 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 3 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: Non-ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

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

1. Description -
Basic and advanced interventional pulmonology procedures. Procedures to be covered will include bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy, endoscopy, airway access procedures and novel techniques.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Describe diagnostic interventional pulmonology procedures
  2. Describe therapeutic interventional pulmonology procedures
  3. Explain Thoracoscopy procedures
  4. Describe airway access techniques
  5. Describe other endoscopy and novel techniques
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Multimedia classroom
  2. Computer access for online component
  3. Laboratory

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Diagnostic procedures
    1. Laryngoscopy
      1. Indications for direct laryngoscopy
    2. Diagnosis of vocal cord function and voice disorders
    3. Biopsy techniques
    4. Bronchoalveolar lavage
    5. Endobronchial ultrasound
    6. Esophageal ultrasound
    7. EBUS guided biopsies
    8. Autofluorescence and imaging techniques
    9. Optical coherence tomography
    10. Image guided bronchoscopy
      1. Virtual bronchoscopic navigation
  2. Therapeutic procedures
    1. Therapeutic bronchoscopy for airway obstruction
      1. Foreign body removal
    2. Airway stents
      1. Metallic stents
      2. Tube stents
      3. Hybrid stents
    3. Electrosurgery
    4. Cryotherapy and cryodebridement
    5. Microdebriders
    6. Laser bronchoscopy
    7. Brachytherapy
    8. Photodynamic therapy
    9. Balloon dilation techniques
    10. Radiation therapy
      1. Fiducial placement
    11. Thermoplasty for severe asthma
    12. Management of subglottic stenosis
    13. Treatment and management of fistulas
    14. Role of bronchoscopy in the management of hemoptysis
    15. Lung volume reduction surgery
      1. Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction
      2. Surgical lung volume reduction
    16. Ablation treatment
    17. Endoscopic lung abscess drainage
    18. Airway reconstructive surgery
    19. Management of post-transplant disorders
  3. Thoracoscopy procedures
    1. Thoracentesis
    2. Chest tube placement
    3. Drain placement
    4. Thoracoscopy and Pleuroscopy procedures
    5. Pleurodesis
    6. VATS surgeical procedures
    7. Management of empyema and pleural effusions
  4. Airway access techniques
    1. Percutaneous tracheostomy
    2. Cricothyroidotomy
    3. Transtracheal oxygen catheter placement
  5. Novel procedures
    1. Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES)
    2. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement
    3. Whole lung lavage
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. Lab competencies will be evaluated through Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCE).
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, tutorials, demonstration and lab competencies demonstrated in skills.
10. Lab Content -
  1. Patient preparation and evaluation
    1. Checking the order and consulting with the physician
    2. Radiologic exams and other pertinent lab data
    3. Medical history and other pertinent data
    4. Checking in the patient
  2. Anesthesia and pre-op considerations
    1. Administration of medications
    2. Monitoring the patient
  3. Interventional Pulmonology procedure set up
    1. Gathering necessary equipment
    2. Inspecting the equipment
  4. Bronchoscopy assisting
    1. Interprofessional communication
    2. Time out and other safety measures
    3. Specimen collection, handling and labeling
  5. Equipment processing
  6. emergency equipment
  7. Universal precautions and isolation procedures
  8. Charting and follow up
  9. Billing procedures
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: 2014-02-28 13:52:57

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines