Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals

May 2006 Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) News

SICP Chapter News Gulf Coast Chapter Please join the GCSICP at their next chapter meeting May 18, 2006 at Maggiano’s Little Italy. The meeting will start at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to Todd Ginapp, One CEU will be provided. Maggiano’s Little Italy is located at 2019 Post Oak Blvd. Event will be held in the Tuscany Room. For additional information, please call 713-964-2700 Oregon Chapter Twenty participants representing three area facilities (Oregon Cardiology Diagnostic Center, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, and Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute) attended the March Oregon Chapter Meeting. Guidant Corporation sponsored the evening’s education and participants were awarded one CEU credit. Dr. Jerold Hawn of Oregon Cardiology, PC presented a lecture on Medical Therapy of Congestive Heart Failure. Dr. Ramu Reddy of Oregon Cardiology, PC followed with a lecture on Resynchronization Therapy of Congestive Heart Failure. The next meeting will be held May 18th at the Downtown Athletic and Conference Center, with registration and dinner beginning at 6:45 pm. Tentative lecture topics are hemodynamics and a complex interventional case review. Fliers will be emailed out or you can check the website at: SICP Events RCIS Review Course June 10-11 Tomball, TX The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals will present a two-day Registry Review course conducted by two of our premier Review Course presenters. For complete schedule details and instructor information please visit This course is designed to review information for the CCI RCIS invasive registry. It will help you identify areas in which you need to concentrate your studies or will serve as an overview for those who are prepared to take the exam. The Gulf Coast is generously hosting this course, which allows for a favorable registration fee. Tomball Regional Hospital is one of the Gulf Coast Chapter member facilities located in the Greater Houston area. SICP Members: $60 SICP Non Members: $110 Pre-registration is required- no onsite registrations will be accepted. Registration deadline is May 15, 2006. RCIS Review Course - Tentative Schedule Saturday June 10, 2006 8:00- 8:45am Registration 8:45- 9:00am Welcome 9:00-10:00am CV Anatomy & Physiology 10:00-11:00am Hemodynamics 11:00-11:15am Break 11:15-12:00pm Pharmacology 12:00-1:00pm Lunch 1:00-2:00pm Cath Lab Equipment 2:00-3:00pm Interventions 3:00- 3:15pm Break 3:15- 4:15pm Coronary Views Radiation Safety 4:15- 4:30pm Tour of Tomball Cath Labs (optional) SUNDAY June 11, 2006 8:00-8:45am Registration 8:45- 9:00am Overview/welcome 9:00-11:00am Calculations & Shunts 11:00-11:15am Break 11:15-12:15pm Calculations & Shunts 12:15-1:15pm Lunch 1:15- 2:00pm Patient Care & Assessment 2:00- 2:30pm Questions/Evaluations & CEUs Schedule times may vary but the curriculum is set. Out of town participants can make accommodation reservations at the La Quinta in Tomball, TX for $69.00 plus taxes per night plus. The La Quinta is located at 14000 Medical Complex Drive, Tomball, TX 77375. Please call 281-516-0400 and reference SICP to make your reservations. You can see the Tomball La Quinta at SICP Annual Meeting September 21-24, 2006 San Diego, CA Details to come... ACE2006 (Advanced Coronary & Endovascular Demonstrations) October 6-8, 2006 Grand Hyatt, New York, NY TCT Nurse Tech October 26, 2006 Fellowship Status: Look at your Membership Card. Does it have the FSICP designation after your credentials? Are you a fellow? Have we heard from you lately? SICP wants the Fellow members to get involved. Please contact SICP to see how you can participate in local, state and national events. Please contact Nicole Shore at SICP HQ for more information, If your card is missing the FSICP designation please contact SICP today! Industry Sponsorship: The SICP wishes to extend our continued appreciation and thanks Boston Scientific for their generous donation to SICP’s Review Course Program. Through a grant by Boston Scientific, SICP was able to conduct eight Educational or Registry Review Courses in 2005. Without this generous support, the facilities would have incurred a greater cost. We're proud to accept their continued support in 2006 for the Registry Review Courses. Thanks to Boston Scientific for their continued support of the SICP and our Review Course program. Hamot Medical Center (Erie, PA) RCIS Review Course Recap: SICP conducted a two-day RCIS review course March 18-19, 2006 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA. Course instructors were Marsha Holton, BS,CCRN, RCIS, FSICP and Todd Ginapp, EMTP, RCIS, FSICP. After a short tour of the impressive cath lab facilities, the instructors began the task of preparing this group of twenty-five for the RCIS exam. A few participants who were RCIS-credentialed contributed to the group discussion. Their input regarding the exam process was invaluable for the other students. Topics covered by the instructor over the course of both days were cardiovascular anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, hemodynamics, congenital defects, cath lab equipment & procedures, interventional procedures, radiology & radiation safety, pharmacology, exam matrix review & test-taking tips, calculations in the cath lab, patient assessment and 12-lead usage in AMI. The course is exhausting for the participants and the instructors, but with the quantity and quality of information presented and absorbed, participants were able to gain knowledge that will assist them with their personal self-study. The Hamot Medical Center participants were very interactive, had good questions and excellent conversations ensued. The motivation and dedication of this group of people is admirable. The instructors wish to thank Tim Grode and the Hamot Medical Center, for the great teaching environment. The function space and audio/visual equipment were perfect. Also, they wish to voice their appreciation to the cafeteria staff for the generous refreshments and delicious lunches. Tim Grode, Director of the Hamot Cardiac Cath Lab, stated, Any time I ask my staff to give up their weekend to learn, it is a risk. Will it be worthwhile? Will they enjoy the speakers? Will Hamot get their money’s worth? I can absolutely say that you made it all happen. It was a productive weekend in that they learned a great deal and the fear of the test is decreased. Thanks again for all your support. SICP wishes to thank the Hamot Medical Center and participants for a wonderful weekend. Best wishes on your RCIS registry exam! The HMC RCIS Review Course was a closed course only for HMC employees. If you are interested in information regarding hosting a course at your facility, please contact Nicole Shore at or (919) 861-4546. Renew online today at