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Online RCIS Review
I & II Classes
Descriptions & Objectives

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Online RCIS Review I & II Classes
Course Objectives:
The student will:

  • Become familiar with the RCIS exam for Cath Lab professionals
  • Evaluate and increase readiness for the RCIS exam
  • Improve study methods and problem solving skills
  • Use critical thinking to discuss current CV topics
  • Increase appreciation for teamwork within the cath. lab
Course Description:
  • This online course is open to any cardiac cath lab employee preparing for the RCIS national exam(Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Professional).
    It is a continuing education course offered by Spokane Community College through a professional online learning website.
  • For SCC Invasive Program call (509) 533-7306.
  • To register call (509) 279-6030.
        Course cost is $177 plus CD.
  • Students may log onto the course at any time, through any computer modem, and contribute to the "threaded discussions," which are much like email.
  • Required homework involves studying cardiovascular review questions, answers and rationales from Todd's interactive CD. This leads naturally to the online discussion. Here students use critical thinking skills to discuss their progress on each chapter, problem areas, current cath lab issues, and standards of care.
  • There are no prerequisites and the following course units I & II are offered on alternate quarters and may be taken in any sequence.

Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters
Class Name: REGISTERED CARDIOVASCULAR INVASIVE PROFESSIONAL EXAM REVIEW I
(RCIS I)
  • Instructor: Todd Ginapp, EMT-P, RCIS, RN
  • Item Number: 6339
  • Starting dates: (vary by quarter)
  • Cost $177 (plus the CD)

  • Course Description: RCIS Exam Review I for CVT's, RT's & RN's. This online course is open to any cardiac cath lab employee preparing for the RCIS national exam (Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Professional). Units I and II may be taken in any order. Students must have access to a PC, CD player, and online connection. Required homework involves studying cardiovascular review questions, answers, and rationales from an interactive CD. This leads naturally to the online discussion.
  • The review course I emphasizes: Hemodynamics, CV Pressures, Related Cardiac Pathologies, X-ray Equipment and Safety, Introduction to Pharmacology, Vascular Anatomy, Physiology and Angiography, and Catheterization Equipment. Students will purchase and review Todd's CV Review CD (additional $160 cost, not included in the tuition).
  • TEXT: Students will purchase and review the Todd CV Review CD, which has an additional cost of $130 plus shipping (this price reflects student discount of 50%) and is not included in the tuition.
  • Students must be registered 1 week prior to class.
Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters
Class Name: REGISTERED CARDIOVASCULAR INVASIVE PROFESSIONAL EXAM REVIEW II
(RCIS II)
  • Instructor: Todd Ginapp, EMT-P, RCIS, RN
  • Item Number: 6340
  • Starting dates: (vary by quarter)
  • Cost $177 (plus the CD)

  • Course Description: This online RCIS Exam Review II course for CVTs, RTs and RNs is open to any cardiac cath lab employee preparing for the RCIS national exam Units II and I may be taken in any order, Students must have access to a PC with a CD-ROM drive and a connection to the Internet Required homework involves studying cardiovascular review questions, answers and rationales from an interactive CD, This leads naturally to the online discussion, Students are expected to dedicate three to five study hours each week.
  • The review course II emphasizes: electrophysiology and ECG, ACLS, cardiac and coronary anatomy and pathology, coronary arteriography and interventions, LV angiography, cardiac output, cath indications, protocol, vascular access, cardiac surgery, asepsis and practice RCIS exams.
  • TEXT: Students will purchase and review the Todd CV Review CD, which has an additional cost of $130 plus shipping (this price reflects student discount of 50%) and is not included in the tuition.
    ●  Students must be registered 1 week prior to class.

For more course information, Send an e-mail to
Call (509) 926-0344 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
For registration information, call (509) 533-8010.

Advantages
  1. Frequent feedback on your learning from peers and instructor
  2. Structured weekly homework assignments from my new CD
  3. Study from home at a time of your convenience
  4. Group study with peers from around the country
Disadvantages
  1. Requires approximately 5-10 hours/week
  2. Requires self discipline and self directed learning style
  3. Must have access to a PC, CD player and online connection
  4. Currently Non-credit classes with no CEU approval

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