|Title||Presentation and Management of Other Respiratory Diseases|
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST, with respect to patients with a range of other respiratory diseases, will be able to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply their knowledge, to recognise the requirement for specialist intervention, assessment and management of patients with specified respiratory diseases and respiratory manifestations of non-respiratory diseases that include but are not limited to:
- Cystic Fibrosis.
- Granulomatous disease, e.g. granulomatosis with polyangiitis.
- Pharmacotherapy induced lung disease e.g. Amiodarone, Bleomycin, Methotrexate etc. Haematological disease, e.g. SCD.
Knowledge and understanding
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will analyse, synthesise, evaluate and critically apply their expert knowledge required with respect to the:
- causes of specific respiratory diseases and respiratory manifestations of non- respiratory diseases.
- differential diagnosis of diseases.
- investigation of potential respiratory disease through radiological and haematological diagnostic assessments in consultation with medical colleagues.
- assessment of disease severity.
- pharmacology of drugs used in other respiratory diseases.
- complications of other respiratory diseases.
- relevant guidelines.
Technical and clinical skills
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to critically reflect and apply in practice a range of clinical and communication skills to advise and communicate effectively with patients with a range of other respiratory diseases, relevant clinicians, patients and the public and other healthcare professionals and will:
- interpret of appropriate Lung Function Tests.
- (limited) interpretation of CXR/VQ Scan/CTPA/ HRCT, in consultation with medical colleagues.
- Interpret VQ Scan/CTPA/Haematology/Biochemistry/Microbiology in consultation with medical colleagues.
Attitudes and behaviours
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations demonstrating the professional attributes and insights required of a Consultant Clinical Scientist working within the limits of professional competence referring as appropriate to senior staff and will:
- determine the urgency of the clinical presentation and when to request assistance from medical colleagues.
- quickly escalate care when necessary and to determine the appropriate. environment for care –ward/HDU/ICU in collaboration with medical colleagues.