Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Presents: APP Academy

September 11-12, 2020

Intents and Objectives

This two-day course is specially designed for current practicing advanced practice providers (APPs) looking to build procedural skills and APP students interested in surgical specialties.

Program Includes:

  • Interactive didactic sessions featuring both APPs and physician faculty
  • Full day of hands-on training in cardiothoracic surgical techniques and bedside procedure skills
  • Fundamentals of robotic thoracic surgery
  • Overview of endoscopic vein harvesting
  • Essentials of bronchoscopy
  • Introduction to ECMO cannulation and management
  • Live hands-on ultrasound training

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for practicing Advanced Practice Providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants) and APP students interested in surgical specialties.

Course Directors:

Alexandrea Bartow, MSN, ACNP-BC, MBA
Director, Advanced Practice Provider Education and Development
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Matthew Vercauteren, MPAS, PA-C
Thoracic Robotic Course Lead
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Angela Gallagher MSN, ACNP-BC
Clinical Administrator
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Course Contact:

Angela Kinnunen, MPA
Project Manager
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
kinnunenae@upmc.edu
412-770-4949

 

This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.