Education Day Description


Fellows are excused one-day per month for educational sessions which are comprised of case-based lectures and didactics, journal clubs, board review and simulation sessions as well as focused workshops for academic career development


Simulations/Skills Sessions:

POCUS (general, Blue Protocol, Cardiac US, Approach to Shock, DVT, advanced procedural US)

Advanced Airway


Chest tube placement

Advanced Bronchoscopy (EBUS and airway emergencies)

Esophageal Balloon Tamponade for Variceal Hemorrhage

Esophageal Balloon Placement to guide PEEP

Advanced Ventilator Management

Fellow as an Educator (leading rounds, teaching procedures)

Procedural workshop for Residents


Academic Development Workshops:

Unconscious Bias and Upstander training

NRSA grant writing workshop (2nd year fellows)

How to give and facilitate a talk (Pulmonary Grand Rounds- 1st years) , (Research Talk- 2nd years), (Case Review Conference- 3rd years)

ATS Preparation Day (multidisciplinary research preparation conference for the Division of PCCM)


Core Content Topics:

Pulmonary Physiology

  1. Pulmonary Mechanics I - elastic forces, volumes, gas flow and resistance
  2. Pulmonary Mechanics II - the ventilated patient
  3. PFT's 101- ATS criteria and board essentials
  4. Advanced PFT workshop
  5. Central control of respiration
  6. CPET talk and interactive interpretation


Respiratory Failure

  1. Ventilator Management
  2. Rescue strategies for hypoxemia, severe asthma
  3. Physiology of obstructive lung disease
  4. Physiology of NIPPV
  5. ARDS History and classification
  6. Pathobiology and mechanisms of ARDS
  7. Mimics of ARDS
  8. Diagnosis and management of VAP, "The Master" Ventilator Management


Pulmonary Vascular Disease

  1. The Pathobiology & (Brief) Histology of Pulmonary PH
  2. WHO Classification/Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension
  3. Pharmacologic Therapies for Pulmonary Hypertension
  4. Indications and Interpretation of the Right Heart Catheterization
  5. HAPE
  6. The Acute Right Heart Syndrome
  7. The Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Embolism
  8. HHT/PVOD/Schistosomiasis


Parenchymal Lung Disease

  1. Approach to the ILD patient
  2. CTD-ILD
  3. Eosinophilic lung disease
  4. Pulmonary vasculitis
  5. Occupational Exposures
  6. Sarcoidosis
  7. Chronic Beryllium
  8. LAM/Pulmonary Langerhans
  9. Eponym diseases


Lung Transplant

  1. Transplant work-up, decisions, and contraindications
  2. Immunosuppressional and the transplant lifecycle
  3. Infectious complications in transplant - cases
  4. Critical care and the transplant patient - cases
  5. Surgical issues with Lung Transplant
  6. Pharmaology of transplant immunosuppressants


Lung Cancer

  1. Lung Cancer - the Basics
  2. Lung Cancer Screening
  3. Lung Cancer Cases: Diagnosis, Management, and Therapy


Airways Disease

  1. Asthma
  2. Bronchiolitis
  3. COPD
  4. Pulmonary Rehabilitation


CF, Bronchiectasis and Congenital Lung Disease

  1. Pathogenesis and disease mechanisms and presentation of cystic fibrosis
  2. Diagnosis of CF and management of pulmonary disease
  3. Management of non-pulmonary aspects of CF and transplant
  4. Interactive demonstration and trial of airway clearance devices and case-based discussion of inpatient management
  5. Congenital lung disease
  6. Non-CF bronchiectasis diagnosis and management


Sleep Medicine

  1. PSG Interpretation (Tsai)
  2. Non-sleep disordered breathing issues: parasomnias and RLS
  3. CPAP Complaints and Solutions
  4. NIV Strategies
  5. Neuromuscular diseases


Common Critical Care Issues

  1. Approach to Shock
  2. Neurocritical care
  3. Trauma crit care
  4. Transfusion in the ICU
  5. Obstetric critical care
  6. Toxicology in the ICU
  7. Palliative care in the critical care setting


Infection from a Pulmonary Perspective

  1. VAP
  2. NTMB/TB
  3. HIV in the ICU
  4. Fungal infection in the lung
  5. Pleural Disease


Pulmonary Sciences (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Research Complex II

12700 East 19th Avenue


Aurora, CO 80045


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