NOTE: The Information below about this course has been taken from the most recent event. Information will be updated when exact dates are released for February course.
Offered by the Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Physiology and Medicine at The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California.
This two day day program comprises approximately 8 hours of independent learning utilizing pre-recorded on-line materials prior to in-person didactic lectures, small group tutorials, laboratory demonstrations, and provides opportunities for informal discussion with faculty.
The educational objectives of the Practicum are to provide:
a) An understanding of the physiologic basis of gas exchange and related responses to exercise
b) The practical knowledge necessary to conduct and interpret clinical exercise tests
A textbook is provided to registrants prior to the start of the course.
Practicum Day 1: Principals and Testing (8:00am - 5:00pm Pacific Time)
Brief Summary or topics covered in pre-recorded sessions; Discussions of material with course faculty; Laboratory Demonstrations of calibration and CPET procedures; Group disucssions; Meet the faculty.
Practicum Day 2: Interpretation (8:00am - 3:00pm Pacific Time)
Presentation and discusions on data analysisl; Interpretation and reporting; Practical experience in reading sample CPET data; Formulating interpretations; Case discussions with faculty and attendees; Group disucssion.
For more information regarding CME status of the course, please contact the Harbor-UCLA office at 310-222-3803.