A Day of Continuing Education in Queens, New York
On March 1st, fifty nurses from all over the New York area traveled to the Courtyard Marriot in Queens, for a day of continuing education and hands-on ERCP interaction. Nurses received continuing education units (CEU) for "Endoscopic Polypectomy," "Malignant Biliary Disease," "Biliary Stone Management," and "Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis." The CEUs were delivered by nurses who had received their certification through HealthStream®. The speakers were Sally Teich from Winthrop University, Zen Orfanel from Lenox Hill Hospital, and Carol Ann Hutchinson from New York Hospital Queens.
As an added bonus, there was a two-hour, hands-on session for ERCP using the Fusion Advanced ERCP product line. An experienced nurse from Lenox Hill Hospital championed each of the six groups. The comprehensive training session covered ERCP techniques such as cannulation with the Fusion OMNItome, performing stone extraction with the Fusion Quattro Extraction Balloon and Fusion Lithotripsy Basket, as well as multiple stenting with the Fusion Oasis. During the session, nurses had the opportunity to manipulate the ERCP devices and ask questions related to the use of the products or ERCP in general.
At the end of the day, all agreed that the event was a success. Each nurse left with a total of four CEUs which were provided at no charge by Cook Medical's Endoscopy division. A special thanks goes to the participating nurses who delivered the continuing education content and helped with the hands-on session.