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The Cardiovascular Technology Internship at Mayo School of Health Sciences is a well-planned and supervised clinical program. You will gain experience in:

Professional Knowledge (PK)

  • Exposure to cardiac catheterization procedures and interventions, with hands-on training and didactic instruction
  • Understand the dynamics and workflow of a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  • Demonstrate knowledge of procedures performed in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, including left and right heart catheterizations, heart biopsies, and interventional procedures
  • Become familiar with equipment used in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, including Hemochron unit for activated clotting times (ACT), avoximeter unit for O2 saturations, Medrad contrast injector, intra-aortic balloon pump unit, AngioJet thrombectomy system, Radi pressure wire system, intra-vascular or intra-coronary ultrasound, biphasic defibrillation units, and additional equipment needed to perform a procedure
  • Develop the confidence and knowledge needed to take the national credentialing examination for the Registry of Cardiology Invasive Specialists

Professional Skills (PS)

  • Observe and understand the pre- and post-procedure care given to the cardiovascular patient
  • Understand and have respect for the patient's needs/rights before, during, and after a cardiac catheterization procedure
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to function as a circulator, recorder, and scrub assistant
  • Gain further understanding of the skills necessary to work as a competent cardiovascular technologist

Professional Attitudes, Behaviors and Cultural Competencies (PA)

  • Display a positive attitude and ability to work as a team member
  • Exhibit professional interpersonal communication with other team members and patients

Grading or evaluation

Mayo School of Health Sciences uses evaluation tools that include:

  • Written examination
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews

Our system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance and directs students who are experiencing academic difficulty to appropriate support resources.

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program may be changed, as necessary, to assure the highest-quality training.

Changes may be made to the curriculum and other aspects of this program as necessary to assure quality.

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