Critical care medicine often involves life-or-death situations, and life-saving procedures can be very expensive, particularly when they are performed in the operating room.
Beginning in September, the Critical Care division will hold a series of Innovations in Bedside Procedures Vista courses to teach clinicians how to treat critically ill patients at the bedside using Cook products. By mastering these bedside life-saving procedures, attendees will be able to avoid the high costs associated with the operating room and will receive a certificate when they complete the course.
These comprehensive bioskills courses feature hands-on teaching, simulation instruction, and human-tissue skills training for percutaneous tracheostomy and percutaneous chest tube placement. The day-long courses also incorporate lectures covering the credentialing process, reimbursement, and the basics of transitioning these procedures from the OR to the bedside.
The Innovations in Bedside Procedures course is ideal for critical care intensivists and surgeons, thoracic and cardiothoracic surgeons, and otolaryngology and head and neck surgeons, and is open to attendings and fellows. Some of the products covered in the course include the Ciaglia Blue Rhino® G2 Advanced Percutaneous Tracheostomy Introducer and the Dolphin BT™ Ciaglia Balloon-Assisted Tracheostomy Introducer, as well as the Thal-Quick Chest Tube Sets and Trays and the Wayne Pneumothorax Sets and Trays.
For more information on Innovations in Bedside Procedures and other course offerings, visit the Vista website.