CE > Interventional Cardiology
Clinical Benefits of Pre- and Post-Dilatation Balloon Catheters
This course is intended to provide a knowledge base to educate participants on balloon catheter practices as it relates to optimal stent deployment in the era of more complex procedures. Balloon catheter strategy for pre-dilatation and post-dilatation are discussed and illustrated in detail. Types and benefits of various coronary balloon catheters are reviewed. Products specific to coronary balloons, like compliant and less compliant materials, are discussed and illustrated in addition to balloon material terminology and balloon material performance characteristics.
Upon completion of this program, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss lesion classification
- Discuss the rationale for pre-dilatation
- Using traditional balloons
- Using the Cutting Balloon® Device
- Discuss the rationale for post-dilatation
This program is intended for registered nurses and radiologic technologists.
Program is presented in-person and held on-site at the hospital.
CE programs are subject to change. Courses are held on site unless otherwise indicated by your local Boston Scientific Representative.
- Nurses: 1 contact hour is awarded for this program
Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP12818
- Technologists: Program approved for 1 Category A Credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
Requirements for Successful Completion
Attendees are required to sign-in on the attendance sheet. Obtaining full credit for this program depends upon attendance from beginning to end. The presenter will monitor the program for attendance for the entire program, and attendees should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their attendance. Participants are requested to complete the pre- and post-evaluations for the program.
- Commercial Support: This program was developed by Boston Scientific Corporation
- Planning Committee: The planning committee members who participated in the development of this program are employees of Boston Scientific Corporation. For additional information, contact the CE program representative at (763) 494-1627 or via email at BostonScientific-CE@bsci.com
- Faculty: This program is presented by an employee of Boston Scientific Corporation. The employee presenter is not a physician or healthcare provider. These materials are intended to reflect generally accepted medical principles and standards of care
- No Off-Label Use: The information contained in these materials is limited to information about products and product uses that have been approved or cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
U.S. federal government employees must obtain and provide to Boston Scientific written approval (letter, email or facsimile is acceptable) from their applicable designated ethics officer in order to participate in this program.
If you have any questions regarding any of these programs, contact your local Boston Scientific Representative. You may also contact the CE Program Representative at (763) 494-1627 or via email at BostonScientific-CE@bsci.com.
Massachusetts regulations prohibit Boston Scientific from providing healthcare providers licensed by Massachusetts with meals or refreshments outside of the clinical or provider office setting. If this program does not take place in such a setting, we will not be able to provide or pay for any meals or refreshments provided in connection with this program. Accordingly, healthcare providers licensed by Massachusetts are asked to pay for their food/beverages directly to the restaurant.
Vermont law prohibits Boston Scientific from providing healthcare providers licensed by Vermont with any meals or refreshments at no charge. Accordingly, healthcare providers licensed by Vermont are asked to pay for the fairmarket value of any meals or refreshments served during this program either to Boston Scientific or directly to the restaurant.
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