The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) hosts a number of Town Halls, roundtables and webinars for the benefit of its members.
In the past few months, members were able to participate in a webinar on how best to use electronic medical records as well as a three-part series of virtual webinars on putting the Global Vascular Guidelines on chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) into daily clinical practice.
For those who missed the sessions or who want a refresher, recordings of all four are now available for members to access.
“Hacking the EMR: How to Make the EMR Work for You” covered how to manage records to benefit daily practice needs; using EMRs in small independent practices, including outpatient-based (OBL) facilities; and how to manage the burnout so many physicians and surgeons feel as a result of dealing with electronic records. It was sponsored jointly by the Society for Vascular Surgery’s Community Practice Section and the Health Information Technology and Wellness committees.
Visit vascular.org/EMRrecording to go directly to the recording or visit vascular.org/VascularTools to see other available practice tools. Once there, click on the recording link within the “Hacking the EMR” description.
The roundtables, held in August, September and October, covered “Translating Guidelines into Practice: Global Vascular Guideline on the Management of Patients with CLTI.”
Session One focused on overall medical care of CLTI patients, including the current state of optimal medical management; recent developments in anti-thrombotic, anti-hypertensive and lipid-lowering management; and best ways to help patients quit smoking.
Session Two covered Wound, Ischemia and Foot Infection (WIfI) staging and the use of the WIfI stage calculator; a review of contemporary data on the relationship between WIfI staging and important clinical outcomes in CLTI patients; current approaches and limitations to hemodynamic assessment and perfusion measurement in the foot and how they are employed in both pre- and post-revascularization; and how WIfI staging drives triaging of care.
Session Three discussed every-day clinical decision-making around revascularization options and the Global Limb Anatomic Staging System (GLASS). It covered the system, its current limitations, the growing impact of pedal artery disease in clinical practice and the latest data on the risks and benefits of drug elution in the CLTI population.
Visit vascular.org/CLTIrecordings to access all three sessions.