Accession Number : ADA322988

Title :   Cardiopulmonary Laboratory, Career Ladder (AFSC 4H0X1).

Descriptive Note : Occupational survey rept.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL MEASUREMENT SQUADRON RANDOLPH AFB TX

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Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : This is a report of an occupational survey of the Cardiopulmonary Laboratory (AFSC 4HOXl) career ladder completed by the Air Force Occupational Measurement Squadron (AFOMS). These data will be utilized to review the AFMAN 36-2108 Specialty Description and training documents. The last OSR was published in October 1990. As described in the AFMAN 36-2108 Specialty Description, dated 31 October 1993, personnel in this career ladder perform and manage cardiopulmonary laboratory functions and activities for noninvasive diagnostic cardiac procedures, invasive diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures, pulmonary function testing, diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopies, and respiratory therapy. Entry into the career ladder currently requires an Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Electronic score of 43. The sequence of technical training for this AFSC begins with attending a 57-day Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Apprentice Training (Phase I) Course conducted at Sheppard AFB TX. This course curriculum includes training in basic theory and skills to assist cardiologists and pulmonary physicians in examination, evaluation, and management of cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunctions. Upon completion of Phase I, members proceed to Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Apprentice Training (Phase II). This 30-week course is conducted at designated hospitals around the country. Here, they provide assistance to cardiologists and pulmonary physicians in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction by performing a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures. Upon successful completion of Phase II training, they are awarded the 3-skill level. The 5-skill level is awarded upon promotion to Senior Airman.

Descriptors :   *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *LUNG, *RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, *HEART, *OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES, *CARDIOLOGISTS, TRAINING, SEQUENCES, LABORATORIES, COURSES(EDUCATION), HOSPITALS, PHYSICIANS, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT), AVIATION PERSONNEL, APPRENTICESHIP.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE