Invasive Cardiovascular Technology

Courses

ICVT 300 Introduction to Cardiology 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the cardiology environment. It includes medical terminology, confidentiality, professionalism, patient's rights, medical ethics, universal precautions, and communications skills in cardiology.

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

ICVT 302 Cardiovascular System 2.0 Credits

This course will review basic information about the functioning of the heart and lungs as it is applied to clinical practice. A complete description of the cardiovascular system to include blood circulations, embryological development and the pulmonary system will be discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ANAT 103 [Min Grade: C]

ICVT 303 Patient Assessment I 3.0 Credits

This course will allow the student to gain experience in recognizing and evaluating laboratory blood gases, hematology, coagulation and acid base disturbance as they relate to the needs of the cardiovascular patient. It will focus on "normal" and "abnormal" values associated with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiac episodes.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ICVT 302 [Min Grade: C]

ICVT 304 Cardiac Laboratory Procedures 3.0 Credits

Introduction to the diagnostic procedures used in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Prior didactic instruction in cardiac anatomy and physiology and medical instrumentation will be applied.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ICVT 302 [Min Grade: C]

ICVT 305 Coronary Anatomy & Imaging 2.0 Credits

Discusses the anatomy of coronary arteries. It will review radiation production, x-ray beam characteristics, film-screen characteristics, film processing and imaging system performance.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ICVT 302 [Min Grade: C]

ICVT 306 ECG & Special Topics 4.0 Credits

This course presents the electrocardiography theory and principles necessary to recognize and evaluate ECG data from a real-time monitor, 12 lead electrocardiogram. Included is a detailed examination of the hearts cellular mechanisms, conduction pathology and the disease process responsible for irregularities of heart rhythm.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ICVT 302 [Min Grade: C]

ICVT 308 Cardiovascular Angiography 3.0 Credits

This course will expand on information learned in Cardiac Laboratory Procedures. It will emphasize advanced cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to include injection techniques, Intra-aortic balloon pumping, and Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) and patient closure devices.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ICVT 304 [Min Grade: C] and ICVT 305 [Min Grade: C] and ICVT 306 [Min Grade: C]

ICVT 309 Hemodynamic Data I 4.0 Credits

Students are introduced to the primary hemodynamic formula's associate with monitoring and evaluation of the cardiovascular patient. Hemodynamic monitoring skills, basic hemodynamic calculations, arrhythmia recognition and reports generated on a variety of physiological monitoring systems are presented in detail.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ICVT 306 [Min Grade: C] and ICVT 304 [Min Grade: C]

ICVT 310 Radiation Safety & Equipment 3.0 Credits

This course enables student radiographers to strengthen their competencies with issues related to radiation protection. The student will continue to evaluate such topics as radiobiology, radiation quantities, units and standards for radiation protection.

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

ICVT 311 Patient Assessment II 2.0 Credits

A continuation of patient assessments I, providing a solid theory base for the delivery of safe patient care in potentially unstable or unpredictable situations is the focus of this course. Documentation within the catheterization laboratory will be revisited along with continued discussion of procedures, protocols and patient education.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ICVT 303 [Min Grade: C]

ICVT 312 Clinical Practicum I 8.0 Credits

This clinical course is designed to allow the student to gradually gain experience in assisting the cardiologist to perform diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures and hemodynamic calculations. Some or all pre-requisites may be taken as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite. Please see the department for more information.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ICVT 309 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)ICVT 303 [Min Grade: C] and ICVT 304 [Min Grade: C] and ICVT 305 [Min Grade: C] and ICVT 306 [Min Grade: C]

ICVT 406 Disease & Medical Emergencies 3.0 Credits

This course explains etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical findings associate with myocardial infarction, coronary artery, valvular and aortic diseases, and presents a detailed examination of congenital heart defects and hereditary disease process.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ICVT 412 [Min Grade: C] and HSCI 301 [Min Grade: C]

ICVT 407 Cardiovascular Review I 4.0 Credits

In this course, students will evaluate and review certification requirements. Student's will gain insight into their strengths and weaknesses associated with the certification requirement. Students will also form a directed plan of study to prepare for the CCI/RCIS or ARRT/CI examination.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ICVT 409 [Min Grade: C] and ICVT 412 [Min Grade: C] and HSCI 301 [Min Grade: C]

ICVT 409 Hemodynamic Data II 3.0 Credits

This is a continuation of hemodynamic data I. The student will have further development in hemodynamics monitoring and calculations. This course will expand on student's knowledge of ventricular function, thermodilution methods, ejection fraction, reguritant fraction and other formulas utilized within the catheterization.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ICVT 309 [Min Grade: C] and ICVT 312 [Min Grade: C]

ICVT 410 Cardiovascular Review II 5.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of ICVT 407 with emphasis on additional evaluate and review certification requirements.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Corequisites: HSCI 302, ICVT 432

ICVT 411 Special Topics in Cardiology 2.0 Credits

This course covers topics of particular interest to students in cardiovascular health science. In different terms, a variety of topics will be presented to the students.

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

ICVT 412 Clinical Practicum II 8.0 Credits

A continuation of Clinical Practicum I, with emphasis and understanding of all clinical duties involved within the cardiovascular area to include additional knowledge of aseptic techniques.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ICVT 309 [Min Grade: C] and ICVT 312 [Min Grade: C]

ICVT 422 Clinical Practicum III 10.0 Credits

A continuation of Clinical Practicum II, with emphasis and understanding of all clinical duties involved within the cardiovascular area to include additional knowledge of aseptic techniques.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ICVT 412 [Min Grade: C] and ICVT 409 [Min Grade: C]

ICVT 432 Clinical Practicum IV 8.0 Credits

A continuation of Clinical Practicum III, students will continue to develop skill by active participation in a cardiac catheterization laboratory.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ICVT 407 [Min Grade: C] and ICVT 422 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: HSCI 302, ICVT 410

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