Vena Cava Filter Workshop
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Vena Cava Filter Workshop

Vena Cava Filter Workshop

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Carolinas Medical Center

1000 Blythe Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28203

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The purpose of this course is to teach physicians the techniques of inserting and retrieving vena cava filters. The morning session will include a series of didactic lectures and the afternoon workshop will provide the opportunity to perform contract cavography and insert/retrieve various vena cava filters.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the indications of VCF
  • Describe the data supporting prophylactic VCFs in trauma patients
  • State the anatomic variations in the vena cava
  • Identify the equipment necessary to perform cavography
  • Cite the pitfalls of performing cavography
  • List and explain the major filter types
  • Describe the insertion/retrieval techniques for each VCF
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each VCF
  • Evaluate the risks and potential complications of VCF insertion and the pre-insertion cavagram
  • Discuss the advantages of bedside VCF insertion
  • Cite the equipment needed for bedside VCF insertion
  • Discuss radiation exposure issues with bedside VCF
  • Demonstrate VCF insertion/retrieval


PLEASE PICK ONE DATE (EITHER THURSDAY, MAY 11 OR FRIDAY, MAY 12) TO ATTEND THE COURSE

*Please email logan.hill@carolinas.org to receive a brochure and additional information regarding the workshop.

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