JKSSB VARIOUS POSTS JKSSB: Syllabus for the Post of Tuberculosis and Chest diseases Health Visitor

JKSSB: Syllabus for the Post of Tuberculosis and Chest diseases Health Visitor

Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board has advertised various Posts via Notifications 01, 02, 03, 04 and 05 of 2019. Syllabus for the Post of Junior Staff Nurse is given as Under:

  1. An Architecture for Physiological Function
    • Development, ultra structure and Anatomy of Respiratory tract and Lungs.
    • Embryology of lungs, heart, mediastinum and diaphragm.
    • Development anomalies
    • Surgical and endoscopic and applied Anatomy of chest and neck including Lymphatic
      drainage.
    • Radiographic Anatomy (plain skiagram, CT, MRI, Ultrasound etc.)
  2. Physiological Principles
    • Control of Ventilation and role of peripheral and central Chemoreceptors & pulmonary
      mechanics.
    • Ventilation, pulmonary Blood Flow, Gas Exchange, Blood Gas Transport and assessment of
      pulmonary functions.
    • Non-respiratory immunological and endocrine functions of lung.
    • Inhalation kinetics and its implication in aerosol therapy, sputum induction etc.
    • Acid-base and electrolye balance.
  3. Approach to the Patient with Respiratory signs and symptoms
    • Basic signs and symptoms of lung diseases
    • Pathogenesis, evaluation of dysnoea and abnormal breathing patterns.
    • Pulmonary manifestations of systemic diseases.
  4. Diagnostic Procedures
    • Trache Bronchial Secretion/Transbronchial Aspirations
    • Bronchoscophy and related Procedures
    • Radiographic Evaluation of the Chest and Computer Tomography and MRI
    • Gram’s stain, Zeihl-Neelsen stain for AFB, Fluorescent Microscopy, fungus Stain, Gomori stain for p. carini.
    • Immunological Tests including Mantoux.
    • Polymerase chain reaction, D. N. A. probe, Bactec tests.
    • Thoracocentesis, Biopsy FNAC/FNAB
    • Spirometry, ABG, Diffusion studies
  5. Mycobacterial diseases of the Lungs
    • Epidemiology, Microbiology and Prevention of Tuberculosis
    • Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and clinical Manifestations and diagnosis of Mycobacterial Disease
    • Diseases caused by Mycobacteria other than Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
    • Treatment of Mycobacterial Diseases of the Lungs caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
    • RNTCP
    • Treatmetn of pulmonary tuberculosis in hepatic renal and endocrine disorders and in pregnancy
    • Multidrug resistant tuberculosis
    • AIDS & tuberculosis
    • Chemoprephylaxes
  6. Immunological Disorders / Interstitial Disorder
    • Immune defenses of the lung and Cellular
    • Immune defenses of the lung and Cellular Communication in Respiration Immunity.
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and Pulmonary Manifestations of Collagen Vascular Diseases.
    • Eosinophilie Pneumonias and Tropical eosinophilia
    • Granuloma like Wegener’s, Churg Strauss etc.
    • Reactions of the Interstitial Space to injury
    • Pulmonary Fibrosis
    • Occupatioonal and Environmental Pulmonary Diseases.
  7. Non-infection disorders of the pulmonary Parenchyma
    • Aspiration and inhalational (non-Occupational) Disease of the Lung
    • Pulmonary Edema
    • Drug induced pulmonary diseases
  8. Pulmonary circulatory disorders
    • Pulmonary Hypertension and Cor Pulmonale
    • Pulmonary thromboembolic Disease.
  9. Obstructive diseases of the lungs
    • Asthma Epidemology, General Features, Pathogenesis, Pathophysiology and therapeutic modalities Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases.
    • Immunotherapy
    • Long term Oxygen therapy
    • Inhalation therapy
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    • Acute Brochrolitis and Bronchiolitis Obliteran
    • Upper airway obstraction
    • Broncholitis Obliterans organizing Pneumonia (BOOP)
  10. Hypoventilation Syndromes and sleep disorders
    • Disorders of Alveolar Ventalation
    • Sleep Apnea Syndrome
    • Obesity
  11. Non – Tuberculosis infections of the lungs
    • Pneumonias caused by Gram-Positive Bacteria, Gram Negative Aerobic- Organisms and Anaerobic Organisms and Anaerobic infections of the Pleura
    • Unusual Bacterial Pneumonia including viral or rickettsial
    • Community Acquired Pneumonia
    • Bronchectasis
    • Approach to patient with Pulmonary Infections
    • Nosocomal Pneumonia
    • Systemic Infection and the Lungs
  12. Cancer of the lungs
    • Biology of the lung cancer, small cell and non small cell
    • Epidemiology, Pathology, Natural History and Clinical Picture of the Carcinoma of the Lung.
    • Diagnostic Approach of Pulmonary Nodules
    • Small Cell Lung Cancer
    • Medical Management and Surgical Treatment of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and Parancoplastic syndrome
    • Radiation Therapy in the Management of the Carcinoma of the Lung
    • Benign and malignant Neoplasms of the Lung other than Bronchogenic Carcinoma and thymic and neuro fibromatous tumors, Neoplasms of the Pleura, Chest Wall and diaphragm
    • Prevention of Neoplasia
  13. Diseases of the Mediastinum / Pleura / Occupational lung disorder.
    • Non-neoplastic disorders of the Mediastinum
    • Primary Neoplasms and cysts of the Mediastinum
    • Pleural Dynamics and Effusions
    • Non neoplastic and Neoplastic Pleural Effusions
    • Pneumothorax
    • Pyothorax and Broncho-pleural; fistula
    • Pleural thickening, fibrosis and calcification
    • Organic and inorganic dust exposure and their effects
    • Environmental dust measurements, radiation and lung, occupational asthma and occupational cancer.
  14.  Acute Respiratory Failure
    • Acute Respiratory failure: Introduction and Overview
    • Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Clinical Features, Pathogenesis, Sequential Morphological changes and Management
    • Acute Respiratory failure in the patient with Obstructive Airways Disease
    • Respiratory Muscles and clinical Implications of Respiratory Muscle Fatigue
    • Oxygen Therapy
    • Mechanical ventilation
  15. Miscellaneous
    • Effects and Hazards of smoking and passive smoking and its prevention in individual and community
    • Demonstration and use of equipments (Ventilator, Bronchoscope, Capnography, Pulseoxymeter etc.)
    • Pre – and Post – operative evaluation AND Management of Thoracic Surgical patient.
    • Chest Trauma /Trauma related lung dysfunction
    • Lung Transplantation
    • Pulmonary function test and its Interpretations in Determining the Disability
    • Spirometry, compliance , resistance, lung volume, diffusions
    • Blood gas analysis
    • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
    • Bronchoprovocation tests

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