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  1. To Learn the Evaluation Process of Potential Lung Transplant Candidates
  2. Evaluation of Potential Lung Transplant Candidates
    • Types of advanced lung diseases for which transplantation is an option
    • Indications for bilateral vs. single vs. heart-lung transplant
    • Indications for transplantation
    • Contraindications to transplantation
  3. Evaluation of the Potential Lung Donor and Observation of Organ Recovery at a Donor Hospital
  4. Observation of Lung Transplant Surgery
  5. Bronchoscopy of Lung Transplant Recipients and Management of Post Transplant Airway Complications
  6. In-House Management of Lung Transplant Recipients in the Peri-Operative Period
    • Ventilator management of lung recipients
    • ECMO management
    • Hemodynamic management of lung recipients
    • Infectious disease prophylaxis
    • Diagnosis and management of acute allograft rejection
    • Immunosuppression
  7. Outpatient Management of Lung Transplant Recipients
    • Outpatient monitoring of the lung allograft, inlcluding evaluation for acute cellular and antibody-mediated rejection
    • Diagnosis and management of acute allograft rejection including histopathological evaluation and grading
    • PFT interpretation in lung recipients
    • Outpatient immunosuppression management
    • Recognition and management of long-term complications including chronic rejection
  8. To Gain Enough Experience in Above to Earn UNOS Certification
    • Primary and follow up care of at least 15 newly transplanted lung recipients (documented in a log with the date of transplant and patient’s UNOS number/EPIC MRN; the log must be signed off by the director of the training program)
    • Participate in the evaluation, the donation process and management of 3 multiple organ donors (who are donating a lung or heart/lung) (documented in a log)
    • Observe at least 3 lung or heart/lung procurements (documented in a log with a date that includes the date of procurement, location of the donor and UNOS donor ID)
    • Observe at least 3 lung transplants
  9. Management of Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Assessment and work-up of patients with pulmonary hypertension
    • Indications for the various available therapies and appropriate indications and use of the available oral therapies
    • Initiation and ongoing management of patients with continuous intravenous epoprostenol, treprostinil, SQ treprostinil and inhaled therapies
    • Observe/participate in performance of RHCs (maintain precedures in a log)
    • Experience in reading PH ECHOs
    • Participation in the monthly PH conference
  10. Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease
    • Participation in the multidisciplinary pathology conference
    • Assessment and work up of various ILD diseases
    • Initiation and ongoing management of patients on immunosuppresive and anti-fibrotic therapy
  11. Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and Non-CF Bronchiectasis
    • Indication for genetic therapy
    • Treatment of chronic disease (both pulmonary and extra-pulmonary manifestations)
    • Management of acute exacerbation in the inpatient and outpatient setting