The pain was inescapable. No position or angle could bring relief from the constant piercing ache that ran from Lorraine Foley’s shoulder down to her fingers.

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Curriculum

Invasive Pulmonary Procedures

Procedures taught include:

  • Bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and endobrochial biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopsy
  • Transbronchial needle aspiration
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscopy
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy
  • Pleur-X catheter placement
  • Pigtail catheter placement
  • Medical thorocoscopy
  • Ultrasound-guided procedures

Medical Intensive Care

Every admission to the intensive care unit is approved and managed by a fellow. Fellows also approve all non-invasive positive pressure ventilation orders throughout the hospital. They are intimately involved in reviewing and critiquing all mortalities that occur in the medical intensive care unit.

Respiratory Care Unit

The fellows carry out daily teaching rounds and manage all patients on the respiratory care unit, including chronically vented patients with other medical comorbidities. Ventilator management is the primary focus in the respiratory care unit.

Emergency Department

Fellows are actively involved in the evaluation of patients in the Emergency Department for admission to the ICU or Chronic Ventilator Unit.

Board review

An active weekly board review is held covering both pulmonary and critical care topics.

Quality Improvement/Safety Initiatives

The fellows are actively involved with hospital-wide quality improvement projects.


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