Medical education is a lifelong, continuous and ongoing process throughout the professional career of healthcare providers. The university staff of the Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health and the medical staff of Centro Cardiologico Monzino are engaged in a continuous education program aiming at maintaining health care at the highest level. They offer a full range of speciality and sub-speciality education in the cardiovascular field.
A variety of educational areas are presently ongoing: formal courses, workshops, seminars, symposia and conferences, addressed to internal and external health operators.
During 2015, experimental and/or theoretical courses for medical staff held at Centro Cardiologico Monzino have been carried out on the topics below listed:
- Cardiac computed tomography;
- Cardiac magnetic resonance;
- Cardiopulmonary exercise testing;
- Carotid artery stenting;
- Atrial fibrillation;
- Intravascular ultrasound;
- Transseptal puncture and cryoablation.
→ See the full list of all courses carried out in 2015.
To develop the professional skills and performances of nurses, technicians (radiology and laboratory technicians, perfusionists) and physiotherapists working in the Institute, an Internal Education Program has been created to improve the handling of emergency situations and to teach personnel on the use of new technologies applied to health. Below is the list of topics:
- Basic Life Support and Defibrillation (BLSD);
- Re-training BLSD;
- Risk prevention by patient handling;
- Laboratory diagnostic procedures: clinical and organizational aspects of the preanalytical phase in the laboratory work;
- Nursing care to the patient undergoing Transesophagael Echocardiography;
- Ultrasound guided puncture for peripheral venous and radial artery cannulation;
- Radial artery cannulation and management;
- Ultrasound guided puncture for positioning venous vascular access;
- Non-invasive mechanical ventilation in cardiology;
- Nursing care and clinical pathways;
- Clinical pathways in heart surgery: day service, hospital stay and discharge;
- Management of the surgical wound;
- Nursing cardio-vascular ultrasound;
- Electrocardiographic examination for healthcare/social providers;
- Prevention of infections associated to patient care;
- Hospital Risk Management.
Some of these courses, particularly the BLSD, are required by JCI (Joint Commission International) and IRC (International Resuscitation Council) to ensure that all Institute personnel is trained and updated every two years on the protocols to be used in case of cardiac arrest.