Coronary Programs

EDUCARE is a comprehensive suite of education and training programs that support healthcare professionals in the delivery of patient care worldwide.

 

Designed for registered nurses and radiologic technologists, these programs are intended to provide foundational knowledge as well as information on new technologies and techniques.

 

Master The Complex™

Optimizing Revascularization through Innovation, Training, & Education

  • Clinical cases are increasingly challenging
  • Skill development is necessary to increase proficiency in complex PCI procedures
  • Specialized training and expert clinical support will help optimize revascularization

 

Course Name

Location

Attendee Type

Max Number of Attendees

Complex PCI Programs

Local Educational Programs

On-site in Physician's Lab  / Local Restaurant

Fellows
Physicians
Nurses
Techs

N/A

Continuing Education (CE) Programs

On-site in Nurse / Tech's Lab

Nurses / Techs Only

N/A

Foundations of CTO: Master the Complex

Varies

Fellows
Physicians
Lead Nurse / Tech with their Physician
 

50

Allied Health Professionals (AHP)

Institute for Advancing Science (Maple Grove, MN)

Nurses / Techs Only

30

 

Local Educational Programs

These educational programs are hosted by Boston Scientific sales representatives in the local area. A physician expert is invited to speak on one of a variety of subjects. Program topics include SYNERGY™ Coronary Stent System, Chronic Total Occlusions, Complex PCI, Transradial Cardiac Catheterization, PCI Guidance, the BSC Pipeline and Fellows Future, among others. Generally, programs are held in a conference room space at a local restaurant or hotel.

Intended Audience

  • Fellows
  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Nurses
  • Technologists

 

Education & Training Education & Training

 

Continuing Education (CE) Programs

The CE programs are intended to provide foundational knowledge as well as information on technologies and techniques. These programs provide 1 unit for staff members who attend and participate.

Intended Audience

  • Registered Nurses
  • Technologists

One Contact Hour Each - Available CE Programs

PCI Guidance

  • IVUS Basics
  • IVUS Image Interpretation
  • IVUS Measurement
  • FFR Fundamentals

CTO

  • CTO-PCI and the Hybrid Algorithm
  • Patient Management in CTO-PCI

Balloons

  • Clinical Benefits of Pre and Post Dilatation Balloon Catheters

Wires

  • Guidewire Design and Selection

Stents

  • Fundamentals in Stent Design
  • Fundamentals of Intravascular Healing

ROTABLATOR™ Rotational Atherectomy System

  • Rotational Atherectomy in Coronary Arteries

Introductory Programs

  • Intro to Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Intro to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • Intro to Transradial Interventions (TRI)

Disease States

  • PCI for the Treatment of AMI
  • PCI in SVG lesions
  • Significance of Restenosis in PCI
  • Coronary Thrombectomy Treatment Strategies

 

Foundations of CTO: Master the Complex

 

This program is designed to highlight best clinical practices for Complex PCI and CTO through the optimization of revascularization. This program will be delivered through regional training programs which will embody didactic and case presentations, in addition to hands-on experience with current technology. Through this program, an attendee will be able to obtain sound knowledge on fundamentals around complex coronary intervention, allowing the attendee to explain the rationale for PCI in patients with complex coronary disease. Through discussions around the usage of different tools in optimizing PCI outcomes, the program will provide basic knowledge enhancement on CTO‑PCI. Skills such as the Hybrid Algorithm technique will also be discussed in-depth. Through program content, the attendee will gain knowledge to formulate a step by step procedure on building a complex coronary revascularization program.

Intended Audience

  • Fellows
  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Lead Nurse or Tech with their Physician*

*6.75 CE Credits for Nurse/Tech

Course Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of complex coronary intervention
  • Explain the rationale for PCI in patients with complex coronary disease
  • Know what tools are available for optimizing PCI outcomes
  • Comprehend the basics of CTO‑PCI and the Hybrid Algorithm technique
  • Recognize the steps to building a complex coronary revascularization program

 

Allied Health Professionals (AHP)

This program provides a peer-to-peer educational opportunity for nurses and techs who wish to gain a better understanding of the concepts, applications, and potential benefits of using Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), Rotational Atherectomy, Thrombectomy and Chronic Total Occlusions (CTO). Participants will attend a two day program lead by expert faculty of the above mentioned modalities. Attendees will also participate in hands-on experience with the devices used to perform procedures.

Intended Audience

  • Nurses / Techs*
* 11.75 CE credits

Course Objectives

  • Describe how intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), fractional flow reserve (FFR), rotational atherectomy and thrombectomy works
  • Explain how IVUS, FFR, ROTABLATOR™ Rotational Atherectomy System and ANGIOJET™ Thrombectomy System can be used in support of patient treatment
  • Practice preparation and use of IVUS, FFR, ROTABLATOR™ Rotational Atherectomy System and ANGIOJET™ Thrombectomy System
  • Demonstrate how to use IVUS, FFR, ROTABLATOR™ Rotational Atherectomy System and ANGIOJET™ Thrombectomy System
  • Foster comfort with the use of IVUS, FFR, ROTABLATOR™ Rotational Atherectomy System and ANGIOJET™ Thrombectomy System
  • Understanding of Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) Intervention

 

Hands-on Models Used During Workshop

AngioJet™ Ultra Coronary Thrombectomy System

IVUS / iLab Ultrasound Imaging System

Rotablator™ Rotational Atherectomy System

CrossBoss™ and Stingray™ Coronary CTO Crossing and Re-Entry Devices

Hands-on Simulator

 

CE Programs

 

Offered to all Allied Health Care Professionals, CE programs are intended to provide foundational knowledge as well as information on technologies and techniques.

These programs provide one (1) unit for staff members who attend and participate. 

Where Offered

CE programs are typically held on site at the hospital, unless otherwise indicated by your local Boston Scientific representative

Intended Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists (up to 25 attendees who are seeking additional training on CTOs and/or are seeking to treat this complex disease state.)

Available Programs

  • IVUS
    • IVUS Basics
    • IVUS Image Interpretation
    • IVUS Measurement
  • CTO
    • CTO-PCI and the Hybrid Algorithm
    • Patient Management in CTO-PCI

  • Balloons
    • Clinical Benefits of Pre and Post Dilatation Balloon Catheters
  • Stents
    • Fundamentals in Stent Design
    • Fundamentals of Intravascular Healing
  • Rotablator
    • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Introductory Programs
    • Intro to Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Intro to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
    • Intro to Transradial Interventions (TRI)
  • Disease States
    • PCI for the Treatment of AMI
    • PCI in SVG lesions
    • Significance of Restenosis in PCI
    • Coronary Thrombectomy Treatment Strategies

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