Clinical practice in endovascular intervention – online course
Please note that this course is no longer CME accredited.
Authors: M. Hamady and Z. Aldin
Reviewers: M. Tsitskari, S. Müller-Hülsbeck, A. Krajina, L. Kamper and C. Nice
This course caters to specialist learners with advanced knowledge in IR.
Interventional radiology is a clinical speciality based primarily on image-guided intervention. To fulfil a clinical role, the interventional radiologist (IR) has a responsibility, not only on the procedure itself but also on the entire pathway of patient management. Comprehensive patient care is often a complex process, and science is only part of that. IR should have the ability to build a strong rapport with patients and look after all aspects surrounding the disease process until the problem is resolved or alternative path is pursued. This art of medicine involves understanding the patient’s main complaint, an ability to make the right diagnosis, knowledge and experience in formulating and delivering a cost effective and safe management plan. The management plan should include preparing the patient, delivering treatment, dealing with complications, establishing the right channels of communication with patients as well as other related professional colleagues, and overseeing ancillary help and support from other specialities. It is critical to offer a longitudinal care that encompasses follow up plan, managing patient and family expectations, maintaining trust and keeping robust record system.
Clinical practice requires technical and non-technical skills. This course will focus only on non-technical aspects of clinical care which is not procedure specific.
- Collect adequate information and construct comprehensive and clear medical history
- Assess relevant physical findings, including positive and important negative signs
- Choose and analyse cost effective investigations
- Construct a 360° management plan
- Explain the pros and cons of management plan to patient and illustrate procedure to the team.
- Demonstrate team leadership and recognise the importance of procedure planning and communication
- Recommend safe post procedure instructions
- Design clear long-term care plan
This course is designed for specialists, whom have extensive medical experience, having seen at least 200 patients in clinic and completed at least 250 advanced IR procedures in addition to the 150 basic procedures.
The format of the course is interactive and easy to use, including texts, graphics, videos and a quiz to support your learning. The course duration is around one hour.
The enrolment period of this course is set to 90 days and may be extended throughout the year with a valid All-Access Pass.
Release date: November 2019