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.


This year’s program features the 1stAlmost Anything Goes: Vascular Video Competition. This exciting competition will challenge you to explore the world of vascular nursing with a 2-minute video that can feature best practices in your clinic, an interesting case, or innovations in nursing. Videos will be shown throughout the course and prizes will be awarded on the last day of the program.

If you’d like to participate, additional information will be sent in your registration confirmation.

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.
  • Discuss devices, techniques, and complications of endovascular interventions in CLI patients.
  • Describe how to perform an accurate vascular assessment pre- and post-intervention.
  • Review challenging cases in high-risk patients with dissections, genetic disorders, and venous anomalies.
  • Discuss maintaining an outpatient endovascular suite efficiently in regard to staffing, cost, and databases.
  • Review current outcomes and research in carotid stenting. 
  • Review the importance of monitoring hypertension and neurological assessments pre- and post-endovascular intervention.
  • Optimizing outcomes and reducing endovascular complications for patients with CLI and acute venous disorders using a variety of devices and techniques.   
  • Discuss current treatment modalities for venous procedures.
  • Discuss present and innovative treatment options and techniques for aortic intervention, especially in difficult anatomy.
  • Discuss an interdisciplinary approach to the treatment and workup of DVT.
  • Review current use of IVC filters, techniques, treatment, and follow-up.
  • Review pharmacotherapeutic options in the medical management of PAD
  • Review pertinent history and physical exam findings in patient with lower extremity arterial and venous disease
  • List options for systemic anticoagulation in acute arterial and venous disorders



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


This program has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 12.5 Category A credits. In order to receive credits, you must scan in and out of the session room and attend the entirety of the daily sessions outlined below. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Monday: 7:45 am – 12:00 pm and  1:15 pm – 4:05 pm /  6.25 Category A credits

Tuesday: 2:15 pm – 4:45 pm / 2.5 Category A credits

Wednesday: 10:45 am – 12:00 pm and 2:15 pm – 4:45 pm / 3.75 Category A credits


An international, multidisciplinary faculty of experts in venous disease.

Claim Credits

Information about claiming credits for 2018 will be posted in early summer. To claim 2017 credits, attendees can log on to link below.