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Interventional Cardiology Fellows Essentials

Educating our members is central to SCAI's mission. With over 45 hours of content, this robust online course is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional cardiology Fellows-in-Training and Interventional Cardiology Program Directors. Access is provided free to all members of SCAI.

If you haven't joined SCAI yet, please click here to join with a complimentary FIT Membership. Then, come back to access the course.

For Fellows-in-Training
This course will provide a solid foundation and the latest science and practice of Interventional Cardiology. Our goal is a comprehensive online learning opportunity that is aligned to ACGME/ABIM standards and thus the most relevant material for board exam preparation. This didactic material should serve as reinforcement to the hands-on education and guidance of fellowship training.

For Program Directors
SCAI aims to provide assistance to Program Directors through structured resources that provide guidance and direction to your Fellows-in-Training.

See below for a detailed description of the content available in this course.

Fellows Interventional Cardiology Course
This course presents the core didactic content for the interventional year. Please plan to join us in Miami for SCAI Fellows 2022

This course has 24.75 hours of content.

Module I. Essential Skills and Competencies 
  • Gearing Up: Tools, Strategies, and Drugs for Optimal Intervention       
  • When the Going Gets Tough: Step-by-Step Approach for the Challenges of Vascular Access       
  • Intravenous Antiplatelet Therapy for Contemporary PCI       
  • Cath Lab Disasters: What to Do When Cases Go Bad       
  • My Worst Complication and Best Save of the Year       
  • Optimizing Outcomes For Challenging Patients - Beyond PCI: Managing Patient Complexity to Enhance Outcomes       
  • The Real World: You're Not in Kansas Anymore       
  • Peri- and Post-Procedural Pharmacotherapy for the Spectrum of Cath Lab Patients
Module II. Coronary
  • Coronary Guide Wires: The Impact of Design On Coronary Guidewire Performance
  • AMI View From Both Sides of the Bed
  • Complex Lesions: How to Treat Left Main, Multivessel, Bifurcation, and CTOs       
  • STEMI and SHOCK: Shock and Awe       
  • Techniques to Deal With Calcification, Nondilatable Lesions, and Tortuosity       
  • Coronary Imaging, Physiology, and Techniques in Complex PCI—Is It Really that Complex? 
Module III. Structural
  • Structural Heart Disease and Intervention, Part I       
  • Structural Heart Disease and Intervention, Part II 
  • TAVR Today: Focus on Safety with the Repositionable LOTUS Edge Valve and SENTINEL Cerebral Protection System       
Module IV. Peripheral
  • Complex Peripheral Vascular Intervention (CPVI), Part I   
  • Complex Peripheral Vascular Intervention (CPVI), Part II 
Module V. Job Search and Contract Negotiation
  • Transitioning from Fellow to Practice: Navigating to the Right Opportunity
Cath Lab Boot Camp
These symposia were recorded at SCAI 2022 in the Cath Lab Boot Camp track, which covers management and administration of the cardiac cath lab. 

This course has 7.5 hours of content.

  • Clearing Up After the Storm: Debriefing, Documentation, and Risk Management
  • Keeping Your Cath Lab Healthy: Say No to Radiation, Back Pain, and Sleep Deprivation
  • QI Tips and Toolkits
  • Ensuring DEI in the Cath Lab
  • Cath Lab Entrepreneur: Navigating Your Ideas Into Products
  • Cath Lab Technology
This course features recordings from the 2021-2022 academic year in which interventional cardiology fellows presented cases and faculty discussed best practices. Topics listed below.

This course is 8.25 hours of content.

  • Adjunctive Lesion Assessments and Clinical Decision Making—Intracoronary Imaging and Coronary Physiology 
  • Adjunctive Lesion Assessments and Complex Decision Making in STEMI
  • Complex Decision Making in STEMI—Thrombus, Non-Culprit Lesions, Shock, and More
  • Complications—How to Manage or Avoid Potential Disasters 
  • PCI Decisions in Uniquely Challenging Lesions—Calcification, Bifurcations, Dissection, and Other
Quality Improvement Toolkit
SCAI-QIT is flexible and customizable based on the needs of each facility. Use these practical tools to document your strengths, identify opportunities for improvement, and fulfill value-based care requirements. This course was published in 2020 by the SCAI Quality Improvement Committee.

This course has 1.25 hours of content.

  • Defining Quality in the Cath Lab
  • Operator and Staff Requirements
  • Procedural Quality
  • Facility and Environmental Issues
  • Care Coordination with Referring Physicians
CLTI Workshop Series for Fellows
This comprehensive fellow- and early career-focused workshop, aired winter 2020-2021, is dedicated to promoting a multidisciplinary approach to chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) clinical competencies and practice building in an intimate, collegial setting. This series provides maximum learning with in-depth education taught by thought-leaders in the treatment of CTLI. 

This course has 8 hours of content. 

Topics include:
  • Complex Iliac
  • Complex Superficial Femoral Artery
  • No Stent Zones
  • Intravascular Imaging
  • Atherectomy
  • Alternate Access
  • Emerging Below Knee Technologies
  • Complication Management
© 2021-2023 Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). All rights reserved.
Availability: On-Demand
Access expires 365 days after start
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1.25 CME Credits
1.25 ABIM-MOC Points
41.5 Participation Credits
Contains: 6 Courses
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