ICVT1441 Introduction to Clinics

Course Description

This course is intended to fulfill course requirements for the Cardiovascular Technology program. Students will find this course useful as it explores main ideas and basic concepts of an entry level CVT (Cardiovascular Tech). Learners will perform tasks related to vital signs, sterile technique and patient transfers. Additional topics addressed will include death and dying, universal precautions, and ethical theory and concepts. Lecture and simulated laboratory experience prepares the student to perform patient care utilizing critical thinking and clinical skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify current standards for safety and infection control as established by OSHA, CDC, and other agencies.
  • Compare and contrast the links of the chain of infection and their role in disease process.
  • Describe the correct patient-transfer methods utilizing proper body mechanics.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to measure vital signs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of universal precautions.
  • Identify responsibilities in various medical situations, i.e. emergencies, dressings and drains, latex allergies.
  • Demonstrate basic sterile technique by performing open gloving technique, establishing and maintaining a sterile field as well as introducing items on the sterile field.
  • Differentiate between "confidential information" and "confidentiality".
  • Distinguish between ethical situations and ethical problems.
  • Define and implement patient confidentiality.
  • Explain main ideas of the basic concepts an entry level CVT will acquire, i.e. basic knowledge of EKG, basic knowledge of radiation, catheterization lab etiquette, CVT job roles, sheath insertion.
  • Review Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Code of Ethics.


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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other