Education Day Plan

(This is the recurring educational curriculum provided on a monthly basis)

1st Year Fellow Annual Topics

  • Intro to shock talk
  • Approach to Acute Respiratory Failure
  • X-Ray/Lunch
  • Choosing a mentor/Research timeline
  • Ultrasound Basics


2nd Year Fellow Annual Topics

  1. Transplant work-up, decisions, and contraindications
  2. Immunosuppression 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. Pharmacology of transplant immunosuppressant’s
  7. Grant writing workshop
  8. NRSA specifics and alternative funding 


1st Year Fellow Annual Topics

  1. Septic Shock
  2. Ventilator Management
  3. Bi-Monthly Fellow Feedback with PD’s
  4. Journal Club on Shock
  5. Ultrasound


2nd Year Fellow Annual Topics

  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


Pulmonary Physiology (2 days)

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


Respiratory Failure (2 days)

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

Pulmonary Vascular Disease (2 Days)

  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 (3 days)

  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 Cancer (1 day)

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


Airways Disease (1 day)

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


Sleep Medicine (1 day)

  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 (2 days)

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


Infection from a Pulmonary Perspective (1 day)

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