Volume 10 - Issue 10 - October, 2002

Geisinger School of Cardiovascular Technology

Why and how did you become an educator?

After many years of being a clinical preceptor and classroom instructor, I became the Director in February of 2001. I enjoy teaching because I can share my experiences from my career and teach the students the knowledge they need to be great CVT techs.

How long has your program been in operation?

Our program is CAAHEP-accredited and we are into our 11th class. Our program is a one-year program with the first four months in didactic work and the remaining 8 months in clinical hands-on work.

Describe your program syllabus,

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One new heart center, The Wisconsin Heart Hospital, is bringing together new design options in a physical setting that will provide both total care and convenience for inpatients and outpatients. Facility completion is projected for January 2004.

The center’s core physicians wanted a heart hospital that integrated the rapidly changing and less-invasive treatment options for heart disease patients. The heart center design will meet these objectives by placing patient spaces in locations of optimum convenience, creating a calm environment. The design will be enhanced by high-quality finishe

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