Cardiovascular Tech (Invasive) (ICT)

Courses

ICT 110. Invasive Fundamentals. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides information related to the profession and practice of invasive cardiovascular technology. Emphasis is placed on medical-legal and ethical aspects of healthcare, patient safety principles, basic invasive principles and cardiovascular imaging modalities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic invasive principles, cardiovascular imaging modalities, medical-legal and ethical aspects and safety practices.

Corequisites: Take All: ICT 113 and NCT 134

ICT 113. Electrocardiography. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the principles of electrocardiography, ECG rhythm recognition, methods of arrhythmia intervention and cardiac pacemaker therapy. Topics include rhythm strip and 12-lead analysis, identification of conduction abnormalities, and pharmacologic and electrical treatment methods. Upon completion, students should be able to describe electrical function, detect a variety of arrhythmias and describe their treatment methods and analyze 12-lead electrocardiograms.

Corequisites: Take One: ICT 110, NCT 110, or NCT 134

ICT 136. Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Invasive I. 6.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an introduction to diagnostic techniques and equipment utilized in the invasive labs. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic cardiac and peripheral vascular catheterization principles, instrumentation, patient care techniques and the development of basic invasive lab skills. Upon completion, students should be able to identify cardiovascular anatomy through angiographic assessment, provide basic patient care and demonstrate basic invasive lab skills.

Prerequisites: Take All: ICT 110, ICT 113, and NCT 134
Corequisites: Take ICT 140

ICT 140. Cardiovascular (CV) Hemodynamics I. 2.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an introduction to the hemodynamic principles of the cardiac catheterization lab. Emphasis is placed on pressure acquisition, basic waveform analysis and hemodynamic calculations. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the pressure acquisition process, identify cardiac pressures, determine valve conditions, and perform basic hemodynamic calculations.

Prerequisites: Take All: ICT 110, ICT 113, and NCT 134
Corequisites: Take ICT 136

ICT 214. Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Invasive II. 9.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-15.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the student to advanced diagnostic and interventional techniques and instrumentation used in invasive labs. Emphasis is placed on functional assessment, coronary interventional instrumentation, emergency treatments, and increasing clinical skills in clinical rotations. Upon completion, students should be able to describe peripheral vascular and coronary interventional techniques and demonstrate clinical skills with increased competency in the clinical setting.

Prerequisites: Take ICT 136 ICT 140 Minimum grade C
Corequisites: Take ICT 218

ICT 218. Invasive Pharmacology. 2.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the student to the essential medications and medical therapies used in the invasive catheterization labs. Emphasis is placed on indications, contraindications, routes, dosages, and adverse effects of the primary and secondary medications used in cardiovascular labs. Upon completion, students should be able to identify indications, side effects, contraindications, dosages, complications, identify trade and generic names and perform medication calculations.

Prerequisites: Take All: ICT 136 and ICT 140
Corequisites: Take ICT 214

ICT 234. Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Invasive III. 13.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-30.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the student to advanced cardiac interventional techniques, peripheral vascular intervention techniques and increased clinical rotations. Emphasis is placed on identification of advanced disease states, structural heart and peripheral vascular interventional techniques, and increasing clinical skills in clinical rotations. Upon completion, students should be able to identify advanced diseased states, interventional techniques, and instrumentation and demonstrate entry level skills in the clinical setting.

Prerequisites: Take ICT 214
Corequisites: Take ICT 214 with a minimum grade of C

ICT 236. Cardiovascular (CV) Hemodynamics II. 2.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces students to advanced cardiac conditions and disease states found in the invasive lab environment. Emphasis is placed on identifying advanced cardiovascular conditions, performing advanced hemodynamic calculations, and identifying congenital malformations through hemodynamic pressures. Upon completion, students should be able to identify advanced cardiovascular conditions, perform hemodynamic calculations and identify congenital malformations through hemodynamic pressures.

Prerequisites: Take All: ICT 214 and ICT 218
Corequisites: Take ICT 234

ICT 254. Introduction to Cardiac Electrophysiology. 2.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces concepts unique to diagnostic and interventional cardiac electrophysiology. Topics include electrophysiology protocols and instrumentation, cardiac ablation, single and dual chamber pacemaker insertion, defibrillator insertion and cardiac resynchronization therapy. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss protocols and instrumentation, cardiac ablation, cardiac pacing defibrillation, and cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Prerequisites: Take All: ICT 214 and ICT 244
Corequisites: Take ICT 234