Accession Number : ADA138300

Title :   Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Career Ladder, AFSCs 90251 and 90271.

Descriptive Note : Occupational survey rept.


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Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : This is a report summarizing an analysis of data returned from an occupational survey of the Cardiopulmonary Laboratory career ladder (AFS 902X1). The Occupational Analysis Branch, USAF Occupational Measurement Center, completed this report in response to a request for training evaluation and for comparisons among medical career ladders. This is the first Occupational Survey Report completed for the Cardiopulmonary Laboratory career ladder. Work in the 902X1 Cardiopulmonary Laboratory specialty centers around three functions: cardiology, pulmonary, and respiratory therapy. Technicians generally rotate among the three areas, with time worked in any single area dependent on factors such as policy, workload, manning, experience of the technicians, and so forth. Some responsibilities of 902X1 personnel include performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during emergencies, preparing and calibrating instrumentation, administering tests, and administering drugs. Invasive cardiology is a highly specialized skill within cardiology. Technical training in the 902X1 career ladder is carried out in two parts. Phase I is taught at the Technical School (Sheppard AFB) and lasts about 11 weeks; Phase II training is performed at one of several USAF Medical Centers--Wilford Hall, Andrews AFB, Wright-Patterson AGB, Scott AFB, Travis AFB, or Carswell AFB--and lasts 30 weeks. Phase II training uses 902X1 noncommissioned officers (NCOs) assigned to the medical center as instructors, but instructional materials are controlled by the Technical School.

Descriptors :   *Job analysis, *Air Force training, *Medical technicians, *Medical personnel, Careers, Skills, Vocational guidance, Performance(Human), Standards, Military requirements, Personnel development, Personnel selection, Surveys, Feedback

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE