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.

ALMOST ANYTHING GOES: VASCULAR VIDEO COMPETITION

This year’s program features the 1st annual Almost Anything Goes: Vascular Video Competition. This exciting competition will challenge participants 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

Accreditation

NURSES:

This activity has been submitted to American Association of Critical Care-Nurses (AACN) for approval to award contact hours. AACN is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

TECHNOLOGISTS:

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

Faculty

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.

2017