SICP News

News from the Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP)

Compiled by CathLabDigest

Compiled by CathLabDigest

Report from New Cardiovascular Horizons

SICP enjoyed a great group of folks at SICP’s Signature RCIS Review Course at NCVH in New Orleans, June 1–4, 2011.  Here are a few photos and reflections. 

“We are second-year students from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA.  We took advantage of the opportunity to come to NCVH and the SICP review course. The experience has been invaluable. The review course was fantastic and the instructors did a great job of breaking down the information. We highly recommend the course and will definitely recommend it to out classmates.”

“Fantastic course!! Faculty did a great job of summarizing and breaking down the information. Will recommend this course to my fellow classmates.”

Melissa Brooke Watson, RCIS Student

“Amazing group of speakers! Will highly recommend to fellow students as well as faculty.”

Crystal Burkhalter, RCIS Student

“SICP’s RCIS Review Course was great! Coming to New Orleans was an amazing place. Taking home an incredible amount of knowledge to my classmates. Thanks.”

Lindsey McClendon, RCIS Student

Review Course Information

SICP's Signature Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) Review Course & Registered Cardiac Elecrophysiology Specialist (RCES) Review Courses are designed to review information for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) RCIS & RCES registry exams. These courses will help you identify areas in which you need to concentrate your self study, or will serve as an overview for those who are preparing to take the exam(s).

We will send speakers to your facility to teach the course and you have the option of keeping this course closed for just your staff or opening it up to surrounding facilities. We offer one-, two- or even three-day courses, and work with you to create an agenda to fit the needs of your facility. We have several sample agendas to start from, but always tailor them to fit your needs.

SICP works with you to keep your cost management in line by utilizing your facilities’ meeting space, AV equipment, and other services you may be able to provide. 

We generally like to have at least 90 days to plan and implement a course. We like to quote each course separately, because we want to reduce your cost when possible, depending on what you can provide and where our instructors are coming from. Please contact Nicole Shore at nshore@sicp.com today to inquire about holding a course at your facility!
Tel: (919) 861-4546, www.sicp.com

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A Glance at Plans for SICP’s 2011 New England Symposium

Featuring the following activities!

Skills Lab by Terumo Interventional Systems - Through didactic presentations and hands-on demonstrations, the attendee will have the opportunity to gain exposure/experience in the following areas: radial access, catheter and wire selection for various anatomical situations, tips and tricks, and complex cases review.

Coordinated by Sandra Schaffer & Daniel Martin, with the support of Terumo Interventional Systems

Wet Lab - The objective of this presentation is to facilitate hands-on learning experience of gross cardiac anatomy. With this experience, the participant will be able to associate anatomical structure with cardiac physiologic and hemodynamic findings. Additionally, the participant will be able to correlate cardiac structural pathophysiology and the associated challenges present in interventional cardiology.

Coordinated by Sally Elliott, RCIS.  

SICP’s New England Symposium will also feature SICP's Signature Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) Review Course and the newly launched Signature Registered Cardiac Elecrophysiology Specialist (RCES) Review Course.

The SICP Signature RCIS Review Course is designed to review information for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) RCIS invasive registry exam. This course will help you identify areas in which you need to concentrate your self study, or will serve as an overview for those who are preparing to take the exam.

Topics will include, but are not limited to: cardiovascular diseases, hemodynamics, calculations, 12-lead EKG, patient care & assessment, cardiovascular A&P, pharmacology and radiation safety.

The SICP Signature RCES Review Course is designed to offer a review for the allied health professional of information on the Cardiac Credentialing International (CCI) RCES registry exam. The objective of the course is to offer a comprehensive review of content assessed on the RCES registry. This review may enlighten areas of need as well as serve as a refresher for other areas.

Topics will include, but are not limited to:  cardiovascular diseases, hemodynamics, calculations, 12-lead EKG, egrams, diagnostic electrophysiology, ablation physics I & II, and pacemaker/ICD implant & evaluation.

Legislative Update

Attendees will be updated regarding RCIS legislation and other legislative activities that can affect the Registered Invasive Cardiovascular Specialist. Discussion will follow regarding what you can do in your area.

Educators Round Table

A session for educators, by educators. This session will feature a Q&A with the SICP Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT) representative and Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).  Session will feature other discussion topics such as:  lecture information bank and sharing, SICP student participation, and technology/simulation in the classroom.  

Managers Retreat

This session will focus on leadership issues in the cath lab, such as staff recruitment, retention and patient satisfaction. 

Reserve Your Room!

Secure your room today at the special rate of $119 a night! Call the Boston Marriott Quincy at (617) 472-1000. Use the promo¬tional code “SICP” to receive the discounted rate. This special room rate expires June 30, 2011, so make your reservations today!

To and From

Boston is home to Boston Logan International Airport, with flights from all over the country arriving daily. You can also rent a car from one of many available companies at Boston-Logan for transportation throughout the city. The airport is just 12 miles away from the Boston Marriott Quincy hotel.

Register online today at www.sicp.com or download a copy of the registration brochure, and mail or fax to the SICP. 
Fax: (919) 787-4916
Address:
SICP
1500 Sunday Drive, #102
Raleigh, NC 27607

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Register at SICP’s Career Center and look for your HeatheCareer today!

www.Healthecareers.com/sicp

Shop around!

It’s OK to look! Even if you are only curious about other job opportunities, we have over 100 jobs in invasive cardiology today. Take advantage of the Job Alerts feature, and receive e-mail notification each time a job is posted that matches the location and job category criteria you’ve selected. Visit the new SICP Career Center to see what’s out there

Employer Profile Pages

Is there a company you’ve always wanted to work for?  Do your peers often recommend a specific employer? Now through the SICP Career Center, you can access additional information about employers, including company information and company culture. Visit http://www.healthecareers.com/sicp/ to find out who’s out there!

Employers – Looking for the right candidate?

Meet Your Match

SICP is a preeminent source for invasive cardiovascular jobs in the industry, ensuring only the most relevant applicants to your postings. Gain access to a steady stream of qualified applicants right at your fingertips using the http://www.healthecareers.com/sicp/!

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SICP Important Dates: Register Today!

SICP’s 2011 New England Symposium & Annual Meeting
July 28–31, 2011 • Boston, MA

SICP Signature RCIS Review Course
July 28–30, 2011 • Boston, MA

SICP Signature RCIS Review Course
September 23–24, 2011 • Plattsburgh, NY

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)
November 7–11, 2011 • San Francisco, CA

SCAI
May 9–12, 2012  • Las Vegas, NV

New Cardiovascular Horizons
June 6–9, 2012  • New Orleans, LA