2022 Program

VIVA's Nurses + Techs program will return to Wynn Las Vegas this Fall on November 1-2.

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Focused on the needs of nurses, technologists, and allied healthcare professionals, VIVA’s Nurses + Techs program offers a comprehensive series of presentations emphasizing a team-based approach to vascular care. This 2-day program will cover PAD, carotid artery stenosis, venous and thromboemolic disorder, and more.

Program attendees will also join VIVA’s new World Insights session on November 2 to gain an international perspective on medical care and innovation through the COVID pandemic.

Attendees are also invited to enhance their experience by attending the VIVA general sessions including morning tracks, the Roundtable, Strategies on the Frontline, Master Workshops, and more, though these sessions are not accredited for nurses and technologists. Participants will also attend the VIVA Reception on November 2.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

2022 PROGRAM CHAIR AND NURSE PLANNER

Melissa A. Strickengloss, MSN, NP-C

2022 PROGRAM COMMITTEE

John A. Kaufman, MD; Melissa A. Strickengloss, MSN, NP-C


Nurses + Techs Agenda

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

VENOUS AND THROMBOEMBOLIC DISORDERS

  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Anatomy and Diagnosis
  • Definitive Therapy of Superficial Venous Disorders
  • Lymphedema: Anatomy, Physiology, and Conservative Management
  • Management of DVT and PE

CAROTID ARTERY STENOSIS

  • Carotid Artery Duplex: Making Sense of the Different Criteria for Stenosis Severity
  • Medical Therapy, Stents, and Endarterectomy: Is There Really a Difference?
  • When Do You Choose TCAR? When Do You Choose Percutaneous?
  • Advances in Stroke Intervention
  • Carotid Intervention: A Procedural Nurse’s Perspective
  • Innominate and Subclavian Artery Disease: How to Evaluate, When to Treat

RISK FACTOR REDUCTION MEASURES: TECHNIQUES IN PAD

  • Smoking Cessation: Options for Treatment
  • New Advances in PAD Rehabilitation
  • Role of Statin Therapy in PAD Risk Reduction and Other Lipid-Lowering Strategies
  • Antiplatelet and Low-Dose Anticoagulation in PAD
  • Expanding Access to Outpatient Vascular Care

HEALTHCARE IN THE COVID ERA

  • COVID: Silver Linings?
  • COVID Thrombosis: Not Going Away
  • Safe Personal Practices for Healthcare Providers
  • How to Handle Your Schedule in the COVID Era
  • Ethical Challenges and Dilemmas of COVID


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

NURSES + TECHS CONTINUES WITH WORLD INSIGHTS

  • Attendees will join VIVA’s newest session to gain an international perspective on medical care and innovation through the COVID pandemic.

RADIATION PROTECTION IN THE CATH LAB

  • Radiation Refresher: the Basics Of Exposure and Risk
  • Getting Better All the Time: Radiation Safety Tools, Techniques, and Best Practices
  • Towards Safer Procedures With Reduced Radiation Doses in Complex Aortic Interventions: Lessons Learned and Suggested Technical Guidance
  • My Aching Back: Ergonomic Considerations in the Procedural Suite

PAD

  • Multidisciplinary Approach to PAD
  • PAD: Anatomy/Physiology/Physical Exam
  • Lower Extremity PAD: Case Presentation
  • Critical Limb Threatening Ischemia: New Approaches to Revascularization
  • Renal Artery Stenosis: Management and When to Stent
  • Mesenteric Ischemia Interventions

NONATHEROSCLEROTIC ARTERIAL DISORDER

  • The Many Faces of Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Field Guide to Vasculitis
  • Inherited Arterial Diseases
  • Vasospastic Disorders
  • Managing Vascular Trauma
  • Vascular Complications of Malignancy

CE Accreditation

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.

ACCREDITATION
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity was approved for 7.75 contact hours.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of each day’s course, the targeted learners should be able to:

  • Describe anatomy/physiology and management of arterial, venous, and lymphatic disorders
  • Discuss the role of nurses and techs in safely navigating the cath lab suite

Claim Credits

To receive your certificate of attendance for VIVA19, please click the "2019" button below. To log in, use the email address that you used to register for the program. Please note, this login email may be different from your Virtual VIVA app login credentials.

For additional questions please contact cme@viva-foundation.org.

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