Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals

SICP News: April 2013

RCIS & RCES Review Courses Scheduled in Texas and Pennsylvania

April 13-14, 2013

El Centro College, Dallas, Texas

April 27-28, 2013 

Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania

May 18-19, 2013 

HCA Methodist Hospital, Main Campus, San Antonio, Texas

SICP’s Signature RCIS & RCES Review Courses 

The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals is excited to present two-day Signature RCIS & RCES Review Courses at three locations: El Centro College in Dallas, TX;  Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA; and HCA Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX.

The SICP Signature RCIS Review Course is designed to review information for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (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 to the allied health professional of information for the Cardiac Credentialing International (CCI) Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (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. 

Registration for both courses is now open at http://www.sicp.com/meetings-and-events.   

The two courses will run concurrently.  

Registration: www.sicp.com 

Members $199

Non-members $250 - SICP Membership is included with the cost of a non-member registration.

Students $70 - Online registration for students is not available. You must include a copy of your student ID or letter from instructor to qualify for student rate

SICP at New Cardiovascular Horizons 2013 New Cardiovascular Horizons 14th Annual Conference

June 5-7, 2013

New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA

The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals is proud to partner with NCVH again in 2013. We are offering SICP’s Signature RCIS and RCES Review Courses, Wet Lab, and Contemporary Topics for Cath Lab Professionals. 

We have invited the program directors from top cardiovascular technology programs, including Jeff Davis from Edison State College in Fort Myers, FL, and Sally Elliott from Sentara College of Health Sciences, Chesapeake, VA, to serve as course directors and faculty for these outstanding educational programs. 

The review courses will help prepare attendees to sit for the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) or the Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialists (RCES) exam offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International.

In addition, SICP’s “Contemporary Topics for Cath Lab Professionals” will offer two days of education featuring internationally known speakers covering topics of interest to both novices and seasoned cath lab professionals. Featured topics will include trans pedal arch reconstruction, radial approach, coronary & peripheral imaging views, cardiac and vascular technology, transitioning your lab from cardiac to cardiac and vascular, and current perspectives on fractional flow reserve & intravascular ultrasound, along with other contemporary topics related to cardiovascular laboratories.

An emphasis on state-of-the-art technology, fundamental practices and shared experiences of veteran cardiovascular professionals guarantees that SICP’s “Contemporary Concepts for Cath Lab Professionals” will be relevant, stimulating and informative. Given the current trend of cross-training and cross coverage in the consolidated suites in our hospitals (coronary, peripheral & electrophysiology), the faculty understand the importance of the all-inclusive approach for the audience.  

SICP members may register for a drastically reduced rate of $299 online at www.ncvh.org/sicp. Enter “SICP13” as the discount code to receive this rate. The $299 registration rate is for the ENTIRE conference, including SICP’s Signature RCIS/RCES Review Courses, Wet Lab, Contemporary Concepts for Cath Lab Professionals sessions, and 3 days of education at NCVH. SICP membership will be verified prior to arrival at the conference.  The nonmember registration rate is $599-$799. 

ICVT Students in Lancaster Present “Women and Heart Disease” Lunch-and-Learn 

By Kristy Werkheiser M. Ed., RT(R)(M), RCIS, CCT, Program Director, Cardiovascular Technology, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

On Friday, February 1, invasive cardiovascular technology students at Harrisburg Area Community College’s Lancaster, PA, campus presented a seminar on Women and Heart Disease as part of a “Go Red for Women” lecture lunch-and-learn. It included free blood pressure screening and an informative lecture on the facts about heart disease. All participants were encouraged to know the signs of a heart attack and take steps to improve their health to avoid this killer disease.  

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