Coronary Programs

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

 

Boston Scientific offers a variety of training and education programs for physicians to help you succeed in providing the best patient care possible.

 

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

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Course Name

Location

Attendee Type

Max # of Attendees

Complex
PCI
Programs

Rotablator Certification

Online /

On-site in
Physician's Lab

Fellows
Physicians

N/A

Local Educational Programs

On-site in
Physician's Lab / Local Restaurant
Fellows
Physicians
Nurses
Techs

N/A

Foundations of CTO: Master the Complex

Varies

Fellows             Physicians
Lead Nurse or
Tech with their Physician

50

Observational Preceptorship: Complex PCI

Varies

Fellows               Physicians

3-5

Observational Preceptorship: “The Rota Course”

New York, NY

Fellows               Physicians

10

 

 

 

 

 

CTO
Programs
(Nomination
Process
Applies)

CTO "The Course"

Varies

Physicians Only

25 per site

CTO Observational Preceptorship

Varies

Physicians Only

3-5

CTO Masters Course

Varies

Physicians Only

12

 

Rotablator System Certification Training

Techniques and Therapies Using the Rotablator Atherectomy System

Physicians must complete the following requirements for Rotablator System Certification:

  1. Complete Rotablator System Didactic training – now online
  2. Complete Wet Heart training with Boston Scientific Representative
  3. Complete 3 proctored cases
    • Fellows can complete their training during their fellowship
    • Practicing physicians must complete 3 cases with a Rotablator System certified proctor

Rotablator Rotational Atherectomy System Rotablator Rotational Atherectomy System

Rotablator System Online Didactic Training

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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

 

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

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

*6.75 CE Credits for Nurses/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

 

Observational Preceptorship: Complex PCI

 

This program offers an opportunity for physicians to observe cases with the experts at Complex PCI Training Centers. Through a one day peer-to-peer case observation, attendees will garner expertise and confidence in device utilization, understanding, and decision making to support their patient needs. The program will provide real time open discussions throughout the procedure on cases which require rotational atherectomy, imaging, transradial approach, and other procedures for complex lesions.

Intended Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Fellows

Course Objectives

  • Understand the application and problem solving requirements needed to address complex coronary disease
  • Know what tools are available for optimizing PCI outcomes
  • Gain expertise and confidence in devices and procedural decision factors

 

Observational Preceptorship: “The Rota Course”

This program offers an opportunity for physicians to observe cases with an expert, Dr. Samin Sharma of Mt. Sinai Hospital, in PCI coronary atherectomy (ROTABLATOR™ Rotational Atherectomy System). Through peer-to-peer case observation, attendees will garner expertise and confidence in device and decision making to support their patient needs.

Intended Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Fellows

Course Objectives

  • Understand the application of rotational atherectomy and problem solving requirements needed to address complex coronary disease
  • Know what tools are available for optimizing PCI outcomes using rotational atherectomy

 

CTO “The Course”

 

This two-day program is designed to enhance a physician’s ability to perform CTO-PCI procedures. By utilizing live case observations and discussions at an established CTO center, this program will discuss the different CTO methods, such as the antegrade wire escalation approach, hybrid approach, and the retrograde approach.

Intended Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists

Course Objectives

  • Cultivate physicians ability to perform CTO-PCI procedures
    • Antegrade wire escalation approach
    • Hybrid approach
    • Retrograde approach 
 

 

CTO Observational Preceptorship

This program offers an opportunity for physicians to observe cases with the experts at CTO Training Centers. Through peer-to-peer case observation, attendees will garner expertise and confidence in device and decision making to support their patient needs.

Intended Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists*

*Prerequsite: Attendance at CTO "The Course"

Course Objectives

  • Understand the application and problem solving requirements needed to address complex coronary disease, and specifically Chronic Total Occlusions
  • Know what tools are available for optimizing CTO outcomes

 

CTO Masters

This program is designed to enable mastery of a physician’s ability to perform CTO-PCI procedures. By utilizing live case observations and discussions at an established CTO center, this program will discuss different challenges faced during a CTO-PCI procedure. Through this course, the physician will enhance their CTO techniques and decision-making to best manage complex CTO-PCI procedures using methods such as the hybrid approach.

Intended Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists*

*Prerequsite: Attendance at CTO "The Course"

Course Objectives

  • Enhance physicians’ ability to manage advanced CTO-PCI procedures using the hybrid approach
  • Learn advanced CTO techniques and CTO decision-making

 

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