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ARCTIC FRONT PROCEDURE OPTIMISATION TRAINING CATHARINA HOSPITAL, EINDHOVEN, NL

CATHARINA HOSPITAL

The Catharina Hospital team has a standardised and efficient Arctic Front Advance™ Cryoballoon workflow that was designed by electrophysiologists, nurses, and heart lounge leaders to create increased procedure capacity and enable the treatment of more AF patients.

As a result of this collaborative effort, the team increased their AF ablation procedure capacity and enable the treatment of more AF patients. As a result of this collaborative effort, the team increased their AF ablation procedure capacity from three to five procedures per “cryo day” and implemented same-day discharge, following a pilot period and a thorough analysis of safety and outcome-related data. To maintain this optimised approach to Cryoballoon ablation, team shifts are managed efficiently, procedural and peri-procedural steps are standardised, a time-to-isolation dosing protocol is implemented, and an effective heart lounge patient pathway is followed. To help ensure the highest standard of care for their patients, the team tracks outcomes for each AF ablation procedure performed at the hospital.

 

CATHARINA INFO

Catharina Ziekenhuis Michelangelolaan 2
5623 EJ Eindhoven
www.catharinaziekenhuis.nl/

Dr. Tim Simmers (head electrophysiologist), Dr. Alexandre Ouss (electrophysiologist), and Etienne Houbens (nurse) lead the Arctic Front™ Procedure Optimisation course at Catharina Hospital. Each of the course leaders is highly experienced with the Arctic Front Advance™ Cryoballoon and was actively involved in the change management process at Catharina Hospital to improve the efficiency of the procedure workflow and patient pathway.

FORMAT


Arrival on Day 1 before 20:00, Dinner & Discussion.
Day 2: joint transfer to hospital followed by 3 live cases and discussions.
The event adjourns at 15:30 local time.

DATES

Contact your Medtronic representative for further information.

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

Day 1

20:00-23:00     Dinner and discussion about priority topics to address during the                                                               training, and also process and procedural optimisation efforts                                                                     implemented at Catharina Hospital

Day 2

07:10-07:20     Transfer

07:20-08:30     Best practices to minimise procedure duration and manage patient                                                         safety and complications post-procedure
                                  - Breakfast will be served

08:30-08:40     Change into scrubs

08:40-08:50     Discussion: Managing patient turnover efficiently

08:50-09:50     Live Case 1
                                  Participants to shadow the person in their equivalent role 

09:50-10:00     Managing Cryoballoon procedure preparation efficiently

10:00-11:00     Live Case 2
                                  Role shadowing and discussion

11:00-11:10     Discussion: Pitfalls to avoid when seeking to reduce Cryoballon                                                                  procedure duration

11:10-11:45     AF ablation outcome data and the implementation of a value-based                                                      healthcare approach

11:45-12:30     Lunch

12:30-13:00     Q&A

13:00-14:00     Live Case 3
                                  Role shadowing and discussion

14:15-15:00     Discussion: Challenges and limitations associated with shorter                                                                  Cryoballoon procedure times and periprocedural efficiency

15:00-15:30     Conclusion & evaluation

15:30                     Adjourn