7th Advanced Thoracic Nursing Course

2 July (Monday) – 20 July (Friday)

Week 1

2 July 2018 (Monday)

TimeTopic
0830 – 0900 hrWelcome
0900 – 1030 hrRespiratory anatomy and physiology
1030 -1045 hrTea Break
1045 – 1200 hrRespiratory anatomy and physiology
1200 – 1300 hrLunch Break
1300 -1530 hrRadiological examination of the thoracic region – Normal
1530 – 1545 hrTea Break
1545 – 1630 hrPreoperative anaesthetic assessement and anaesthetic monitoring for cardiothoracic surgery
1630 – 1700 hrInterpreting arterial blood gas
1700 hrEnd of Day

3 July 2018 (Tuesday)

TimeTopic
0830 – 0900 hrOptimising Fitness of the Elderly for Surgery from the anaesthesiologist’s perspective
0900 – 1030 hrHistory taking – respriatory and cardiac system
1030 -1045 hrTea Break
1045 – 1200 hrPhysical assessment – respriatory and cardiac system
1200 – 1300 hrLunch Break
1300 -1400 hrEndobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy (EBUS) and Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB)
1400 – 1500 hrCare and maintenance of bronchoscope, accessories and equipment including EBUS
1500 – 1515 hrTea Break
1515 – 1615 hrLung infections and interstitial lung diseases
1615 – 1730 hrMedical and surgical management of tuberculosis
1730 hrEnd of Day

4 July 2018 (Wednesday)

TimeTopic
0830 – 0900 hrIntra-operative management of patient undergoing thoracic surgery
0900 – 1030 hr Video assisted mediastinal surgery and lobectomy
1030 -1045 hrTea Break
1045 – 1200 hrChest trauma
1200 – 1300 hrLunch Break
1300 -1415 hrPhamacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of antibacterial drugs
1415 – 1515 hrEmphysema and COPD
1515 – 1530 hrTea Break
1530 – 1700 hrDiagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy
1700 – 1730 hrManagement of patient undergoing bronchoscopy
1730 hrEnd of Day

5 July 2018 (Thursday)

TimeTopic
0830 – 0915 hrPain management in thoracic surgery
0915 – 1000 hrRegional block in thoracic surgery
1000 -1015 hrTea Break
1015 -1100 hrRole of the nurse in pain management
1100 – 1130 hrPre-operative thoracic surgery care
1130 – 1200 hrIntra-operative thoracic surgery care
1200 -1300 hrLunch Break
1300 – 1330 hrImmediate post operative care in PACU
1330 – 1400 hrImmediate post operative thoracic in SICU
1400 – 1445 hrInterpretating lung function test
1445 – 1500 hrTea Break
1500 – 1600 hrImmediate post operative management of patient in PACU and SICU
1600 – 1730 hrBronchitis and Asthma
1730 hrEnd of Day

6 July 2018 (Friday)

TimeTopic
0830 – 0945 hrPhamacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of bronchodilators, steriods, mucoytic drugs
0945 -1000 hrTea Break
1000 – 1100 hrPhamacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of TB drugs
1100 -1200 hrSurgical management of pleural diseases: Pneumothoraces, giant bullae and pleural-based tumors
1200 -1300 hrLunch Break
1300 – 1400 hrApproach to management of benign and malignant pleural effusions
1400 – 1500 hrRobotic in thoracic surgery
1500 – 1515 hrTea Break
1515 – 1600 hrRole of a nurse in robotic surgery
1600 – 1730 hrRigid Bronchoscopy and Mediastinascopy and its application in lung cancer
1730 hrEnd of Day