Allied Health Professionals Course – September 26, 2024

26 September, 2024 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

This one-day course is designed to inform and educate allied health professionals, including but not limited to nurses, physician assistants, surgical care practitioners, and EP clinic nurses, in all aspects related to the surgical and hybrid treatment of atrial fibrillation. By attending this course, you will gain the knowledge and expertise needed to treat AF patients.

You will be trained by expert physicians and advanced practitioners in the areas of pre-, peri-, and post-hybrid/surgical care, who will present didactic sessions in the morning supported by AtriCure’s Professional Education team.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to practice the techniques learned on AtriCure’s simulation models in the Amsterdam simulation suite. You will perform open bi-atrial Maze concomitant ablation, Hybrid Convergent ablation, and thoracoscopic left atrial appendage exclusion.

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to discuss treatment options for your upcoming clinical cases with a trainer to identify the right strategy for your patients.

Audience
Allied health professionals, including but not limited to nurses, physician assistants, surgical care practitioners, and EP clinic nurses interested in AF treatment.

Number of attendees
20 (maximum)

Faculty

You will be trained by senior allied health professionals and physicians who have extensive experience in the field of AF ablation within clinics, catheter labs, and operating rooms.

Venue
AtriCure Europe
De Entree 260
1101 EE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Accommodation
Hotel bookings will be allocated on an individual basis and you will receive a reservation confirmation by email. Please check your travel details tab in your AF Connect dashboard for your details in advance of your travel. Accommodation will be provided close to the training venue.

Register Interest
Agenda
Day 1
Morning

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Didactics

— Introduction
Classifications, review of clinical guidelines, AF ablation management in paroxysmal and long-standing persistent AF

— Catheter Ablation Techniques
Mapping, EGMs, techniques for treating AF, and other novel treatments

— Pre-surgical Clinics
AF in the surgical patient
Monitoring
Patient expectations
Investigations for the AF patient
Sharing information with the patient

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Networking break

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Didactics

— EP Clinics and the Lab
Focus of the clinic
Diagnosing and supporting patients through AF treatment
Follow-up and next-phase considerations: how the clinical guidelines support this

— Surgical Techniques
Concomitant surgery for AF: options and techniques
Hybrid ablation: current treatment options, evidence from clinical trials
LAA exclusion: concomitant and standalone
Related evidence

— Post-op Patient Management
Insights into patient management while in intensive care and after on the ward
Cardioversion and when to perform it
Drugs related to the treatment of post-op AF

— Post-op Clinics
Setting up a clinic
Referring to the EP for future management
Recording patient outcomes

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

Afternoon

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Practical Hands-on Training

— AtriCure simulation model: open thorax
— Hands-on with cryo and RF energy
— LAA exclusion with AtriClip
— MIS AtriCure simulation model – Convergent Procedure, Thoracoscopic LAAE, Mini Thoracotomy cryo lesion set

3:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Departure