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Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center

Vascular Nursing Bootcamp

This conference is intended for nurses and nurse practitioners currently practicing in the areas of vascular medicine and surgery who would like to broaden their understanding of these topics to enhance their management skills of these patient populations.

Course Objective

The objective of this conference is to provide a comprehensive curriculum on topics related to vascular nursing for nurses and nurse practitioners. The focus of the conference will be to improve the knowledge related to the care of vascular surgery patients as well as clinical skills.

The conference will consist of one half day and one full day of didactic lectures on current topics related to vascular nursing and surgery.

Vascular Nursing Bootcamp
Friday-Saturday, January 24-25, 2014
Houston Methodist Research Institute
12:30 - 1 p.m. Registration / Sign-in
1 - 1:15 p.m. Introduction
Tiffany Street, RN, MSN, ACNP
I: Basic
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Atherosclerosis- Risk Factors and Modification
Prashanth Anumandla, RN, MSN, ACNP
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Preoperative Clearance for the Vascular Surgery Patient
Brittney Richards, RN, MSN, ACNP
1:45 - 2 p.m. Platelets & Antiplatelet Therapy
Allison Wilson, PharmD
2 - 2:15 p.m. Coagulation & Anticoagulation Therapy
Kimberly Nguyen, PharmD
II: Lower Extremity
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Lower Extremity Anatomy & Physiology
Robert Casey, RN, MSN, ACNP
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Diagnosis and Imaging of Claudication
Karen Broadbent, RN, BSN, RVT
2:45 - 3 p.m. Medical Management in Limb Salvage
Debra Kohlman-Trigoboff, RN, MSN, ACNP, CVN
3 - 3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Diagnosis of Acute Limb Ischemia
Kristen Columbia, RN, CRNP
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Diagnosis of Chronic Limb Ischemia
Tiffany Street, RN, MSN, ACNP
3:45 - 4 p.m. Open Bypass Procedures for Limb Salvage
Eric Peden, M.D.
4 - 4:15 p.m. Endovascular Interventions for Limb Salvage
Hosam El- Sayed, M.D.
4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Amputations
Tomiko Fukuda, M.D.
4:30 - 4:45 p.m. Prosthetics
Robbie Schiff, C.P.O., L.P.O., M.B.A.
4:45 - 5 p.m. Postoperative Physical Therapy Considerations
Shelley Baker, PT
5 - 5:15 p.m. Anatomy & Physiology of the Aorta
Mahesh Ramchandani, M.D.
5:15 p.m. WRAP UP/ADJORN
7 p.m. Guest Speaker & Dinner
Nursing: The Solution for Sustained Health Care Improvement
Linda Norman, RN, DSN, FAAN
III: Neurovascular
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration / Sign-in
9 - 9:15 a.m. Neurovascular Anatomy & Physiology
Delmar Imperial-Aubin, RN, MSN, ACNP
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Diagnosis and Medical Management of Stroke
Stacy Moye, MSN, APN, NP
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Open Surgical Management of Carotid Stenosis
Mark Davies, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
9:45 - 10 a.m. Endovascular Surgical Management of Carotid Stenosis
Don Bledsoe, RN, MSN, ANP
IV: Abdominal Aortic Disease
10 - 10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Diagnosis and Imaging of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Chris Owen, RN, MSN, CRNP, RNFA
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Medical Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Tiffany Street, RN, MSN, ACNP
10:45 - 11 a.m. Endovascular Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Mark Davies, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
11 - 11:15 a.m. Open Surgical Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Alan Lumsden, M.D.
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. BREAK
V: Thoracic Aortic Disease
11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Diagnosis and Imaging of Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Aneuyrsms
Jean Bismuth, M.D.
11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. Open Surgical Management of Thoracic & Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Jean Bismuth, M.D.
12 - 12:15 p.m. Endovascular Management of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Alan Lumsden, M.D.
12:15 - 12:30 a.m. Management of Aortic Dissection
Jean Bismuth, M.D.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH
VI: Venous Disease
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Venous Anatomy of the Lower Extremity
Houssam Younes, M.D.
1:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. Diagnosis and Management of DVT
Terry DeVeaux, RN, MSN, ACNP, CCRN, CV
2 - 2:15 p.m. Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Embolism
Terry DeVeaux, RN, MSN, ACNP, CCRN, CV
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Management of Anticoagulation & Venous Thrombolysis
Chris Owen, RN, MSN, CRNP, RNFA
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Venous Ulcer Wound Care
Liliana Calderon, PT, CWS, FACCWS
VII: Dialysis Access
2:45 - 3 p.m. Catheter Placement and Management
Sarah Renner, RN
3 - 3:15 p.m. Fistula and Graft Placement
Kristen Columbia, RN, CRNP
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Management of Access Stenosis and Occlusion
Hosam El-Sayed, M.D.
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Management of Access Aneurysms and Infection
Tam Huynh, M.D.
3:45 - 4 p.m.. Management of Access Steal
Eric Peden, M.D.
4 - 4:15 p.m. Wrap-Up
Tiffany Street, RN, MSN, ACNP
4:15 p.m. END

Conference Registration

Registration fees:

  • Methodist Employees: $75
  • Non TMH Employees: $100
  • Students: $50

Registration Deadline

  • Registration deadline is January 23, 2014

NO REFUNDS after January 14, 2014

How to Register:

  • Registration is closed.

Please bring a sweater or light jacket as room temperature varies.

Conference Location

Houston Methodist Research Institute

Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Avenue
Houston, TX 77030
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Have questions about the Conference?

Call 713.DEBAKEY (332.2539) or email dicet@houstonmethodist.org



Houston Methodist Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Up to 9.33 contact hours of continuing nursing education may be earned by attending selected sessions in their entirety, and completing the corresponding items on the evaluation tool.

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