Robotic Utilization in CLI in 2019: Protect Your Staff, Protect Yourself

Robotic Utilization in CLI in 2019: Protect Your Staff, Protect Yourself

On-Demand Webcast

Case Presenter

Jihad Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Advanced Cardiac and Vascular
Amputation Prevention Centers
Grand Rapids, Michigan


Paul Michael, MD, FSCAI
Cardiology Partners/JFK Medical Center
Palm Springs, Florida

Eric Scott, MD
The Iowa Clinic, Iowa Methodist Medical Center
West Des Moines, Iowa

Bret Wiechmann, MD, FSIR, FAHA
Vascular & Interventional Physicians
Gainesville, Florida

Timothy Yates, MD
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Miami Beach, Florida

Intended Learners

This activity is designed for interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, wound care specialists, podiatrists, nurses, vascular technologists, and cardiovascular catheterization laboratory team members.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be better able to:

  • Explain the occupational risks associated with radiation exposure
  • Discuss best practices and treatment options to improve patient outcomes while reducing radiation exposure for clinicians 
  • Recognize the benefits of robotic-assisted peripheral interventions for complex CLI cases
Activity Overview

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the post-test with a score of 75% or better, and complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Release Date: August 30, 2018
Expiration Date: August 30, 2020
Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.

Participants who have successfully completed the live version of this activity are not eligible to receive credit for this enduring webcast.

Hardware/Software Requirements

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NACCME designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.0 contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.0 contact hour.


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NACCME has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hour.


Robotic Utilization in CLI in 2018: Protect Your Staff, Protect Yourself  has been approved for 1.0 A+ ARRT CE credits by the Association for Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR). Reference #AVIR191025R.

The AVIR is an ARRT Recognized Continuing Education Evaluating Mechanism, (RCEEM).

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Jihad Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Paul Michael, MD, FSCAI; Eric Scott, MD; Bret Wiechmann, MD, FSIR, FAHA; Timothy Yates, MD; and MaryEllen Fama, Emily Gibson, Jennifer Ilcyn, Randy Robbin, and Colleen Waters, NACCME.

Independent Clinical Reviewer: Jos van den Berg, MD, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Nurse Planner: Susie Seaman, NP, Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic, San Diego, California

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME and Imedex, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Mustapha: Consultant - Abbott Vascular, Bard Peripheral Vascular, Boston Scientific, Cagent Vascular, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., Corindus, Medtronic, Micromedical, Philips/Spectranetics, PQ Bypass, Terumo; Major Stock Shareholder - Cardioflow

Dr. Michael:  Consultant - Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific, Medtronic

Dr. Scott: Consultant – Boston Scientific, Metronic; Speakers’ Bureau - Medtronic

Dr. Wiechmann: Consultant/Advisory Board – BD/Bard Peripheral Vascular, Boston Scientific Corporation, BrightWater Medical, Morris Innovative; Major Stock Shareholder - Morris Innovative, PQ Bypass; Grant/Research Support - Medtronic

Ms. Seaman: Scientific Advisor—Healthpoint BioTherapeutics, Mölnlycke Health Care; Speakers' Bureau—Mölnlycke Health Care

Dr. van den Berg, Dr. Yates, MaryEllen Fama, Emily Gibson, Jennifer Ilcyn, Randy Robbin, and Colleen Waters  have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Brand Name and Device Disclosure

This continuing education activity may include device or medication brand names as a means to improve clarity for participants only, due to the presence of differently branded versions of the same device, agent, or service. No promotion or recommendations should be inferred. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

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Grant Support

Supported by an educational grant from Corindus Vascular Robotics