Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist

Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) November 2013 News

SICP CHAPTER LIAISON

SICP is excited to announce and welcome Erwin A. Wuehr, BS, CP as Chapter Liaison. Erwin graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering, and completed its post-baccalaureate program in Cardiovascular Perfusion in 1988. He worked as a perfusionist for many years before accepting a position at the Milwaukee Area Technical College to develop the Cardiovascular and Anesthesia Technology programs in 1996. After developing the programs, he became the Program Director of both and has held that position since 1998. The Invasive program was expanded to include Echocardiography in 2003. Both tracks are accredited: Invasive since 2000 and Echo since 2005.

In 2005 he became active in the formation of the Wisconsin Chapter of the SICP (WI-SICP), serving as its first Vice President. He served as President of the WI-SICP in 2009 and has remained on the Board since its inception. His goals are to be able to provide educational opportunities to those within the profession through the WI-SICP’s Annual Educational Conference, to expand the WI-SICP to include quarterly regional conferences and a chapter newsletter, and to increase awareness of the profession within hospitals. He has served on many accreditation site visit teams for the JRC-CVT.

Erwin is married with two adult sons and three grandchildren. He is a huge Beatles fan, enjoys riding his Harley, and working on his and his son’s homes.

SICP CHAPTER CALLS

The SICP Chapter calls are now scheduled for the second Friday at 1:00 PM EST during even months and the first Tuesday of the month during odd months at 4:00 EST. The SICP Chapter calls are scheduled as follows — mark your calendars!

  • Friday, October 11 @ 1:00 EST
  • Tuesday, November 5 @ 4:00 EST
  • Friday, December 13 @ 1:00 EST
  • Tuesday, January 14 @ 4:00 EST

Send a note to Erwin to receive the call-in information: wuehre@matc.edu. 

 

SICP’S SIGNATURE RCIS & RCES REVIEW COURSES

SICP’s Signature RCIS & RCES
Review Course & Contemporary Concepts Course - HACC

The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals is excited to present a two-day Signature RCIS & RCES Review Course in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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 to the Allied Health Professional of information for the 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. 

SICP will also offer a Contemporary EP Concepts Course. The course is designed to offer the Allied Health Professional working in the EP lab an update on Contemporary Topics. 

The courses will run concurrently. Please indicate which course you plan to attend when registering.

Review Course Schedule

Saturday, April 5: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 6: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contemporary Concepts Course Schedule

Saturday, April 5: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration will open soon! 

Registration:

Review Course:

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. 

Contemporary Concepts Course:

Members $109

Non-members $159

 

HOST A COURSE

SICP is requesting involvement from all cardiovascular technology (CVT) schools. We would love to hold an RCIS/RCES Review Course at your school in conjunction with your CVT program. We ask that the program commit to providing two separate rooms for instruction, complete audio/visual needs, and adequate volunteers to help with registration and preliminary planning. We request that you provide contact information for area facilities and that you reach out to all your clinical preceptors. In turn, SICP will commit to providing speakers, registration support and promotional efforts. SICP will conduct individual registrations for participants and offer a significantly discounted rate to the host program’s student participants!

If you are interested in hosting a course at your program, please contact us ASAP to get on our calendar: director@sicp.com.

DID YOU KNOW?

The RCIS Scope Practice encompasses Radiation, Panning & Settings! 

 

ADVOCACY 

Advocacy continues to be an important issue for SICP, and although it is slow moving in some areas, volunteers around the country continue to stay informed on their local issues. It is of the utmost importance that everyone be diligent and vigilant in your own areas. Volunteers in all areas of the country are needed when it comes to monitoring and communicating advocacy efforts! We welcome as little or as much as you can offer in the way of volunteer time. If you are interested in participating in the advocacy efforts, please contact us at membership@sicp.com.

SICP is a volunteer organization. In order for SICP to be effective, we need YOUR assistance. Please see the questions below. Research each item and forward the information to us at director@sicp.com.

  • Where are you located?
  • Please review your state’s Department of Public Health website (please send the link to director@sicp.com).
  • Identify language pertaining to the RCIS or Allied Health Care Professionals working in the cath lab (send link to director@sicp.com).
  • Are you willing to be the Advocacy Contact for your state? 
  • Are there any state issues currently?

Your assistance with this project is greatly appreciated!

 

SICP AT NEW CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZONS 2014

Signature RCIS and RCES Review Courses & Contemporary Concepts for Cath Lab Professionals

May 28-30, 2014

  • SICP’s Signature RCIS Review Course featuring a Wet Lab and Hemodynamic & Calculations workshop. 
  • RCIS the Essential Credential: 
  • Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology, Patient Assessment, Imaging, Interventional Procedures, Cardiovascular Pathophysiology, EKG, Pharmacology, Hemodynamics & Calculations, Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology. 
  • SICP’s Signature RCES Review Course featuring the Egram Workshop: 

Non-Invasive Testing, 12-Lead Breakdown for EP, E-Grams, Diagnostic EP, Ablation Physics I&II, Pacemaker/ICD Implant, Case EGMs and Practice

Attention SICP Members! $299 registration rate for the ENTIRE conference, including SICP’s Signature RCIS/RCES Review Courses, Wet Lab, Contemporary Concepts for Cath Lab Professionals, and four days of education at NCVH.

GOT QUESTIONS? NEED ANSWERS? 

Join SICP and tap into experts in your profession. SICP fields questions every day regarding Scope of Practice, Advocacy, and standards/issues. Join SICP today! www.sicp.com 

Are you an expert? Join SICP and help us field these questions! Volunteers needed: membership@sicp.com

Renew your membership! Dues dollars are key to:

  • RCIS Recognition 
  • Physician Education
  • Defending the RCIS Scope of Practice

HEALTHeCAREERS

 

Register at: www.healthecareers.com/sicp.