Upcoming Courses 2020

Introduction to PTCA Wires - AHPs

Victoria Hospital, Blackpool: TBC

Course Overview

A two-hour workshop designed specifically for AHP’s to provide a simple, yet highly engaging overview of PTCA guidewires. The workshop will cover the specific composition of guidewires, how they are designed for their specific tasks, and the properties that different wires have.

This is an opportunity to expand wire knowledge which can then be utilised within the cath lab environment.

There will also be opportunity to use our bespoke hands-on models and gain safe but realistic experience of the workshop content.

Topics covered:

  • Evolution of the guidewire
  • Composition
  • Coils & coatings
  • Wire shaping
  • Tip loads
  • New technologies
  • What wire for what situations
  • Hands-on models