Pulmonary Diseases

LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia
PRECEPTORS: WVU Clinical Faculty
DURATION: 2 or 4 weeks
OFFERED: Continuously
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 1 student
STATUS: Elective

Objectives

Experience in clinical pulmonary diseases, sleep disorders, and pulmonary laboratory testing. Diagnosis and management of acute and chronic respiratory problems.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

History and physical examination of patients seen in the emergency room or in consultation as well as those seen as elective admissions or in the Intensive Care Unit. Learning the management of patients requiring ventilatory support. Interpretation of pulmonary function tests as well as exercise tests to evaluate pulmonary disability. Learning to diagnose and treat sleep disorders. Attendance at medical, surgical, pulmonary conferences.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Available in the department.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

On the first day of rotations, page assigned preceptor at 8:00 AM.