Guide wire education is a key piece of the continuing education (CE) pie. As clinical presentation of disease evolves and advances, interventional devices continue to evolve and advance as well. It is important to understand how new guide wires and microcatheters can be most effective. Understanding device features is the first step to selecting the right tool for the job. This small educational investment can have major impacts on success rates and increased procedure efficiency.

With this in mind, not all CE and guide wire education is the same- the ideal training curriculum comes from sources focused solely on guide wire and microcatheter devices — by delivering deep dives into how each product is specifically designed to solve challenges often seen in interventional procedures. It is also important to pair this with a knowledgeable instructor that not only has experience in the field but can also work closely with the participants to ensure a better understanding of the subject and technology. With all these elements put together, it instills confidence in the user to carefully evaluate the challenge presented and choose a tool best suited to the task.

Guide Wire Education Built For Success

An effective guide wire education is not an exact science, but these basic elements can help for an enjoyable, timely, and productive learning environment:

  • An engaging, interactive presenter knowledgeable in the subject matter with a cleverly put-together didactic and/or presentation
  • Demo products for handling and evaluation during the training
  • A simulation system that mimics the overall properties of a lesion. This will enable trainees to experience the device ex vivo using a simulator

This is where ASAHI INTECC’s ETOSS system comes into play.

Asahi Intecc’s ETOSS Guide Wire Education

ETOSS, or Educational Total Occlusion Simulation System, can be a useful education tool for physicians, cath lab staff, fellows, and others. Using the ETOSS, the trainee can feel and visualize the performance of Asahi’s guide wires or microcatheters within an artificial lesion. Whether it’s a highly calcific lesion, tortuous collateral, or a long CTO, ASAHI has a wire for that, which ETOSS can effectively demonstrate hands-on, giving users a unique opportunity to try new devices and experience device behavior.  During this training, trainees can expect to learn:

  • How different guide wire properties facilitate different movements within a lesion
  • The Intentional selection of a guide wire or microcatheter based on anatomical or lesion characteristics

Finally, while the ETOSS experience can be best suited for in-person on-site training interactions, ASAHI ETOSS experts can now deliver this training virtually via the ETOSS Online system, which is ideal for closed labs and environments where distance and circumstances can be an issue.

The ETOSS Guide Wire Education Device Consists Of:

  • PC laptop
  • Two white base plates where normal length devices are rolled and installed
  • Two HD web cameras
  • Specialized software to show multiple views of the lesion
  • An artificial lesion

Going Beyond Guide Wire Education

Asahi Intecc also has an accredited continuing education (CE) team — AELive or Asahi Education Live. AELive is available upon appointment to conduct educational training sessions such as Ascent and Pathfinder — a medical education course designed in partnership with expert physicians to educate attendees on topics including techniques, equipment, and other success factors in treating patients with Chronic Total Occlusions and Complex PCI through a combination of didactic and live case applications. Again, Asahi Education training courses can be done live, online, or both depending on your situation and needs.

A Guide Wire Education Testimonial

Augusta University Chief Cardiology Fellow Dr. Ripa Patel shares her experience at Asahi’s ASCENT
guide wire education program in the video below from our YouTube channel.

Book Your Own Custom Guide Wire Education

ASAHI can provide tailored guide wire education training sessions that suit your practice and procedure complexity, enabling cath lab staff, fellows-in-training, and skilled operators to learn highly relevant education.

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See Our ETOSS Guide Wire Education Video

To learn more about ASAHI ETOSS and how it works, check out this video from Asahi Intecc USA’s YouTube channel.

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