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Course Number:
VIR 102
Course Title:
Supplies and Sterile Technique
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Course Description

Introduces fundamental supplies used in interventional cardiac and radiology procedures. Covers foundational information and data to ensure proper sterile technique associated with procedures. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the VIR program or department permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Identify materials/supplies used in Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, and Interventional Neurology to include interventional and structural heart procedures.
  2. Identify appropriate sterile techniques associated with cardiology, radiology and neurology cases.

Course Activities and Design

Identify materials by photos and or descriptions of use, materials used in the cath lab setting.  Outline sterile technique procedures by order of operation for given scenarios.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. Complete study units associated with supplies/materials for..

   a. Cardiology

   b. Radiology

   c. Neurology 

2. Successfully pass unit exams associated with each modality

3. Successfully describe and outline sterile procedures and techniques associated with specific case studies highlighting each modality 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Sterile resources used for interventional procedures

2. Procedure for setting up a sterile interventional table

3. Sterile apparel to be worn during interventional procedures

4. Resources used to prepare access site

5. Solutions required for interventional procedures

6. Physical characteristics, dimensions, shapes and sizes of catheters, needs and guidewires

7. Factors that affect flow rate

8. Function and application of angiography, atherectomy, balloon angioplasty, retrieval, occluding and infusing catheters

9. Construction, function and application of regular fixed-core, movable-core, exchange, J-shaped, biliary, axillary, tip-deflecting, high-torque, open-ended, stiff-shaft and coated guidewires

10.Function of dilators, introducer sheathes, and stents (vascular and nonvascular, covered and noncovered, stent grafts)

11. Uses of adaptors, torque devices, connectors, stopcocks and manifolds

12. Importance of closed-system manifold connections

13. Types and construction of caval filters and implantable devices

14. Setup, use and safety precautions while performing C02 angiography

15. Isolation cases (clean and dirty staff)