Just a reminder to you interventional cardiologists, cath lab nurses and technologists who are interested in learning how to do angiograms, angioplasty and stents from the wrist — next Saturday, January 15, is SCAI’s second transradial program, being held in Philadelphia with an “all-star” faculty of transradial experts (see “Transradial Wrist Angioplasty Training Coast-to-Coast in January 2011“).
The first program in Boston sold out and this one is filling up fast. The TRIP course is being led by Program Co-chairs Kimberly Skelding, M.D., FSCAI and Samir B. Pancholy, M.D., FSCAI, and features “a dynamic mix of didactic lectures, case reviews and simulation training.”
Dr. Skelding told Angioplasty.Org:
“I am thrilled that the transradial approach is being embraced by the interventional community at this point. It has not been systematically accepted and it is an important approach to decrease complications in our patient population, especially for the elderly population, women and ACS/STEMI groups which have the highest bleeding risk.”
There is also a special Nurse and Technologist Symposium on the schedule. More information and online registration for the course can be found at SCAI’s web site.