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.