Cardiovascular Perfusion

Courses

CVPT 101 Perfusion Technology I 3.0 Credits

In Perfusion Technology I, the student is introduced to the various components that comprise the perfusion hardware, such as perfusion pumps, oxygenators, tubing packs and ancillary equipment used in CPB circuits. In this course, students receive extensive wet-lab experience and should be able to demonstrate a pump set-up.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CVPT 289 Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology 4.0 Credits

Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology expands knowledge learned in basic anatomy and physiology coursework. Explores the structure and mechanisms by which the cardiovascular system functions in relation to other organ systems, with an emphasis on how cardiopulmonary bypass alters normal function.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CVPT 293 Basic Surgery and Monitoring 3.0 Credits

Basic Surgery and Monitoring introduces basic surgical aspects, including sterile and aseptic techniques, interrelationships of various personnel in the operating room and various surgical techniques as they relate to perfusion. Explores all facets of patient monitoring, with an emphasis on changes associated with the conduct of perfusion.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CVPT 295 Clinical Practicum I 4.0 Credits

Clinical Practicum I exposes students to the operating room, where their primary responsibilities are observing and assisting senior students and staff perfusionists. Provides experience including pump set-up, handling case records, gathering lab data, and limited perfusion management.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CVPT 300 Clinical Practicum II 6.0 Credits

Clinical Practicum II is a course focused entirely on clinical perfusion. Includes responsibility for pump set-up and cardiopulmonary bypass case management. Includes close supervision for each individual case.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CVPT 295 [Min Grade: D]

CVPT 305 Pediatric Clinical Practicum 2.0 Credits

Pediatric Clinical Practicum examines the differences among adult, infant and neonate perfusion methods during a one-month rotation to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Emphasizes circuit preparation, priming volumes, flow rates and hemodynamic changes, pharmacological agents, direct visualization of various congenital anomalies and surgical corrections.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CVPT 307 [Min Grade: D] and CVPT 330 [Min Grade: D]

CVPT 307 Clinical Practicum III 6.0 Credits

Clinical Practicum III provides clinical work aimed at increasing the level of proficiency in the conduct of patient perfusion. Under supervision, students are responsible for all aspects of clinical perfusion and are exposed to specialized techniques and adjunctive technology used for cardiopulmonary bypass.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CVPT 300 [Min Grade: D]

CVPT 310 Perfusion Technology II 4.0 Credits

Perfusion Technology II reinforces the operating room techniques observed in CVPT 295 in a classroom setting. Examines ancillary and perfusion support systems, including ventricular-assist devices, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, CPS, intra-aorta Balloon pumps and others.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CVPT 101 [Min Grade: D]

CVPT 320 Physiologic Management of Bypass 4.0 Credits

Physiologic Management of Bypass provides an understanding of the many physiologic changes that occur during bypass and a method for safely and effectively addressing these changes. Emphasis is placed on hemodynamics, fluid balance, blood coagulation and electrocardiographic activity as they apply to perfusion.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CVPT 330 Cardiovascular Pathology 4.0 Credits

Cardiovascular Pathology provides an understanding of pathological conditions that exist in all organ systems, with special emphasis on the cardiovascular system. Discusses both acquired and congenital defects, with attention given to pathological conditions requiring cardiopulmonary bypass.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CVPT 320 [Min Grade: D]

CVPT 340 Cardiovascular Pharmacology 4.0 Credits

Cardiovascular Pharmacology details the various pharmacologic interventions used for cardiovascular patients, highlighting their classification, dosage, site of action, duration of action, interactions with other drugs, precautions and side effects.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CVPT 289 [Min Grade: D]

CVPT 350 Clinical Practicum IV 12.0 Credits

Clinical Practicum IV is designed to complete the students? clinical experience. Expects students, under staff supervision at all times, to act as though unsupervised in all routine cardiovascular procedures. Allows the operation of complex devices as well as student participation in emergency procedures.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CVPT 307 [Min Grade: D]

CVPT 360 Cardiac Surgical Practicum 2.0 Credits

A multi-faceted course incorporating many of the disciplines found in an acute care setting. Rotations include the following observational areas: catheterization lab, recovery room, anesthesia, intra-aortic balloon pumps, surgical assisting and ventricular assist devices.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CVPT 365 [Min Grade: D]

CVPT 365 Clinical Practicum V 12.0 Credits

Clinical Practicum V is an advanced course designed to focus on the initiation and discontinuation of cardiopulmonary bypass. Interaction with the surgeon and anesthesiologist is essential and proper communication skills are developed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CVPT 350 [Min Grade: D]

CVPT 370 Clinical Practicum VI 10.0 Credits

Clinical Practicum VI is an advanced course designed to focus on the patient's hemodynamic status during the preoperative, perioperative, and post operative time periods. The student is educated in proper drug and fluid administration. EKG rhythms are assessed in conjunction with post operative expectations and heart function.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CVPT 365 [Min Grade: D]

CVPT 375 Clinical Practicum VII 10.0 Credits

Clinical Practicum VII is an advanced course designed to prepare the student for handling complications which may occur during an open heart procedure. Senior students are involved in simulations which mimic actual clinical situations/problems. The students utilize their clinical experience and knowledge base to assess the operating room situations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CVPT 370 [Min Grade: D]

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