Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals: Central California Valley Chapter

Leslie Pollard, RN, BS, SICP CCVC

Leslie Pollard, RN, BS, SICP CCVC

Twenty-five people attended the March 2012 meeting of the SICP’s Central California Valley Chapter (CCVC), in which Joe Buckley presented a talk on “Thoracic & Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Circulatory Arrest.”

The attendance increased to 33 when Barbara Furry, RNC, BSN, MS spoke on “Antithrombotic Therapy in the Management of Patients with Non-ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome.” Barbara was very knowledgeable and entertaining in her approach to teaching the topic; she spoke on the differing types of heart conditions and the respective treatments. Afterward, our Chair, Norman Solis, RCIS, went over many relevant and related RCIS questions and answers.

On May 3, our chapter celebrated receipt of its Board of Registered Nursing Continuing Education Permanent Provider Number. This will allow our Chapter to offer CE units for nearly all of our educational meetings. In addition, Cheryl Cochran, RN gave the 45 attendees a very informative history of our profession in “History of Angioplasty & Evolution of the Cath Lab/CVOR” at Tommy’s Restaurant in Visalia, CA, with a dinner generously provided by Tawni Fernandez, Jessica Beasley, Jim Hanson and Michael Patterson from Johnson & Johnson.

In June, Jeffrey A. Southard, MD will speak on “Optical Coherence Tomography and Fractional Flow Reserve.”

We are also very proud of our staff members who have successfully passed the Certification exam. They include:

  • Steve Sarr, RCIS
  • Daphne Bremner, RCES 
  • Terry Schneider, RCES & RCIS 
  • Norman Solis, RCIS 
  • Cheryl Clark, RCS