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.

Exciting new format

This year's program will provide a mixture of sessions specifically designed for today's nurse and technologist and a pharmacotherapy breakout session. Finally, this year's program will include general session presentations at the VIVA conference. This integrated approach will fully immerse participants in the VIVA experience.

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

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.


Please check back for 2019 accreditation information in early summer 2019.

Information for the 2018 conference can be found below.

The Nurse + Tech program included the following nurse and technologist accreditations:


This continuing nursing education activity 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 (60 minute contact hour).

To receive the CE credits as outlined below, you must attend each session in its entirety and complete course evaluations.

Monday: 6.42 contact hours / File number 22149

Tuesday: 2.25 contact hours / File number 22157

Wednesday: 3.50 contact hours / File number 22163

TECHNOLOGISTS (updated for 2019):

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


A multidisciplinary faculty of experts from all sectors of the healthcare community.

Claim Credits

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