Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
The Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (RCCM) of People’s Hospital, Peking University was founded in 1962. The Department consists of total of members, including 24 faculty physicians, 81 registered nurses and 11 technicians. Among the faculty, there are 6 professors, 7 associate professors, 8 attending physicians, 3 residents and 2 senior clinical consultants. The Department covers 70 hospital beds for patients with respiratory diseases, including 10 beds in Sleep Center, and 17 beds in Respiratory ICU.
The Department provides full range of clinical service in the treatment of respiratory diseases, and is a referral center for complicated cases with respiratory diseases and critical conditions. There are specialized subgroups in 9 disciplines, i.e., COPD, asthma, pulmonary infection, critical care, sleep breathing disorder, lung cancer, interventional respirology, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary vascular diseases including pulmonary embolism.
The Department has been in a leading position in China in the medical education and management of asthma. For asthma consultation, we can either evaluate and help to establish a treatment plan tailored to individual patient, or assume the longitudinal care. We also provide on-going patients education programs and sponsor patient supporting groups.
Our COPD and smoking cessation clinics provide initial evaluation, consultation for second opinion as well as follow-up care. The clinic is equipped for pulmonary rehabilitation, home oxygen therapy, smoking cessation, dietary counseling, and other therapies as deemed appropriate.
The interventional group has extensive experience in invasive procedures through bronchoscopy, capable of transbronchial lung biopsy, bronchoalveolar lavage, whole lung lavage, lung volume reduction via valve implantation, frozen, argon plasma coagulation interventional techniques, stenting, medical thoracoscopy, etc. The service will be further expanded with the impending opening of a brand new interventional pulmonary center.
The Department is operating an Intensive Care Unit equipped with the latest state-of-art technology. In our ICU, full spectrum of comprehensive critical monitoring and care is provided around clock.
One of the key missions of our department is research. The Department has major achievement and is leading in many fields. The ongoing projects of the Department include The National Key R & D Project“Precise Medicine Research”in community-acquired pneumonia, The Susceptibility and Early Intervention of COPD, the Long-term Management of Asthma, the Genetic Basis for Asthma Therapy, The Epidemiology of SAS, The Regulation of Breathing During Sleep and Compliance With CPAP Therapy, The Genetic Trait of Susceptibility to Narcolepsy in Chinese, etc. The Department has been prestiged with national awards in China, such as the Prize for Scientific and Technological Advances in Medicine, Advances in Science and Technology, Second Place, sponsored by the Ministry of Education, etc.
Other grants and awards include the Standardization in Management of Common Respiratory Disease, the Diagnosis and Treatment of Rare diseases, and Tele-consultation with Healthcare in Rural Area, etc.
The Department has training programs for medical residency, nursing and visiting physicians recommended by other provinces and cities. Since 2014, the Department has become one of the original 12 institutions to participate in the China-Chest PCCM Fellowship programs. The Department is in a leading position both in Peking University and in the National Steering Committees of the program.
We offer wide range of training courses mandated by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the Chinese Medical Association, the Chinese Nursing Association, and local Medical and Health Societies.
We have been continuously endeavored to update our teaching and incorporated innovate teaching methods. We pioneered in patient input model in our teaching and group discussion of asthma for medical students, Many of our faculties have been elected as Teachers of Excellence at various levels. The department has won numerous awards for teaching achievements and is a designated site for Continuing Medical Education.
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