ICVT1443 Cardiovascular Clinical I

Course Description

This course is intended to fulfill course requirements for the Cardiovascular Technology program. Cardiovascular Clinical I provides an introduction to the aspects of cardiac catheterization lab in a hospital or simulated clinical laboratory setting. Using hands-on tools, learners perform sterile technique, hand washing, entry-level scrubbing, circulating, monitoring and lab set-up.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare the physiologic monitor for use and troubleshoot common machine errors.
  • Record, analyze, and process hemodynamic data for interpretation in the simulated cath lab setting.
  • Demonstrate appropriate surgical scrub and hand washing technique.
  • Demonstrate proper gowning and gloving technique.
  • Prepare sterile table for routine cardiac cath procedure.
  • Assist in performing right heart cardiac cath procedures in the simulated cath lab setting.
  • Assist in performing left heart cardiac cath procedures, including coronaries, in a simulated cath lab setting.
  • Demonstrate set-up and operation of basic contrast injector systems.


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5 credits: 0 lecture / presentation, 5 lab, 0 other