Target Audience

The target audience for the Nurses + Techs program is nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and technologists who work in cardiovascular care, cath labs, angiography suites, and endovascular operating rooms.

Program overview

COVID-19 Update: VIVA's Nurses + Techs: Life on the Frontline will continue as scheduled in November. We will provide updated information as it becomes available. Read more here.

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Additional resources for the endovascular community

Nurses + Techs: Life on the Frontline provides a series of presentations using a comprehensive and team-based approach to vascular care, focused on the specific needs of today's allied healthcare professionals.

VIVA19 introduced a new Nurses + Techs format that integrated attendees into some of the VIVA general sessions, including an afternoon in the PharmacoRx pre-course and an afternoon in the Global Theater for the conference keynote, a live case demonstration, and more. In 2020, nurses and technologists will have the opportunity to attend any VIVA sessions on Wednesday 11/4 and Thursday 11/5, enhancing the overall VIVA experience.


Amanda Bailey, CNP; Katherine Hays, DNP, CNP; Michael Jolly, MD; and Mitchell Silver, DO


Melissa Troyan, MSN, CNP; and Christine Owen, MS, ACNP-BC, RNFA

2019 Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of each day’s course, the targeted learners should be able to:
  • List current and future options to decrease patient complications related to different imaging modalities especially in lower extremities.
  • Compare devices, techniques, and complications of endovascular interventions in CLI, carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, and acute venous disorders to optimize outcomes.
  • Review pharmacotherapeutic and systemic anticoagulation considerations in the patient with PAD, including post-surgical/intervention issues and follow up.
  • Outline best practices for patients with PAD and aortic aneurysms, from screening to procedure to follow-up.
  • Discuss an interdisciplinary approach to the treatment and workup of DVT.
  • Describe how to perform an accurate vascular assessment pre- and post-intervention.
  • Discuss maintaining an outpatient endovascular suite efficiently in regard to staffing, safety, cost, and databases.



This continuing nursing education activity, file 22704, was approved by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ANCC Accredited Approver number A0012.

This activity was approved for 13.91 contact hours. To receive CE credit, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete both the course evaluations and the posttest.


This program has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 15.75 Category A continuing education credits. In order to receive credit, you will be required to scan in and out of each session room. You will also be required to attend the entirety of the daily sessions outlined below. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Monday: 8.5 Category A credits

Tuesday: 7.25 Category A credits


Claim Credits

To claim CME and CE credits for 2019, please visit and enter your registration email. To claim credits from previous years, use the links below.

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