In This Section
- Appropriate facilities for training in peripheral endovascular therapy should be available in major hospitals.
- Exposure to peripheral endovascular therapeutic procedures should be available to trainees from surgery, medicine or radiology.
- Training implies an expression of vocational ambition in peripheral endovascular therapy in an advanced training program.
- The Committee recommends that peripheral endovascular radiological procedures in children 14 years of age and under should only be performed by those who have satisfied the training requirements for paediatric peripheral endovascular therapy.
- Cognitive and interpretive skills combined with a clear understanding of the role of peripheral endovascular therapy in patient management are as important as technical skills. This includes attendance at appropriate teaching sessions and relevant procedures.
- Appropriate training and accreditation in fluoroscopic theory, practice and radiation safety must be obtained and a current license from the local licensing body held.
- The candidate must independently complete the specified minimum number of procedures under supervision before the supervisor may consider assessing competence. A satisfactory report from the supervisor will be required at the completion of the training program.
- Recognition of satisfactory peripheral endovascular therapy training will normally be given at the completion of the advanced training program of the relevant college.
- The committee encourages successful applicants to maintain continuing medical education in the field of peripheral endovascular therapeutic practice and to regularly audit their own practice of peripheral endovascular therapy.