Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery
Summer 2016
» First Application for Waiver from California Title 22 Operative Restrictions Pending Approval
» 2016 AAPA House of Delegates Report
» Coming in 2017: Annual Meeting Program Updates
» EVH Harvesting Heroes
» Call for Volunteers – Get Involved!

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First Application for Waiver from California Title 22 Operative Restrictions Pending Approval
Steven M. Gottesfeld, PA-C
Steven M. Gottesfeld
Vice President
Cardiac Surgical PA’s who have been practicing in California may finally have a solution to the outdated California Title 22 Restriction on surgical first assisting while on cardio-pulmonary bypass! The APACVS and AAPA have been working for a decade on developing a solution for this barrier to care. After a recent discussion with the Department Head for Healthcare Regulations, the California Department of Health has admitted that the Title 22 Restriction is outdated and needs to be replaced. Pending a re-writing of the Title 22 Regulation, which is estimated to take approximately 10 years, Hospital Centers who wish to use PA’s as... More

2016 AAPA House of Delegates Report
David J. Bunnell, MSHS, PA-C
David J. Bunnell
Chief Delegate & Treasurer
The AAPA House of Delegates gathered for their yearly conversation about PAs relationship with patients, each other, and society this past May in San Antonio, TX. The NCCPA certification model was debated. The result of the debate was the following six statements that were approved by the House of Delegates... More

Coming in 2017: Annual Meeting Program Updates
Bradford Ledzian, PA-C, MHS, DFAAPA, FAPACVS
Bradford Ledzian
The APACVS has read and listened to your Feedback! This year we have expanded and reorganized our meeting content to better meet the needs of our attendees. This process has brought about several changes. The most significant is a transition from morning ‘Plenary’ sessions, with afternoon ‘Specialty Break-Out’ Sessions, to ‘Specialty tracks’. The ‘Specialty tracks’ will allow attendees, IF THEY WISH, to follow specialty specific CME offerings each day of the course, for the entirety of the course. Tuition to and registration for the conference will grant access to all didactic lectures. The result is freedom. The ‘tracks’ are organized offerings and not mandatory... More

EVH Harvesting Heroes
W2O Group is excited to announce the launch of a new campaign called “Harvesting Heroes” in collaboration with Getinge Group, formerly Maquet Medical Systems. This campaign recognizes healthcare professionals in the field of cardiac surgery and celebrates 20 years since endoscopic vessel harvesting (EVH) was pioneered... More

Call for Volunteers – Get Involved!
Volunteerism is the lifeblood of our organization. We are looking for committed individuals to get involved and embrace their membership in the APACVS. Whether your interest is in social media, writing, education, or membership there is a volunteer position for you! More

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