11/24/13

 

The RCIS Online Review class is intended for individuals currently employed with a cath lab, who are preparing to take the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist credentialing examination.

Individuals considering taking this exam must either be an RN, RT, CVT with 2 years of cath lab experience or a graduate from a accredited CVT program.  It is not intended for individuals who do not have cath lab experience.  This is a review class, not a substitute for on the job training.

The online class is a structured, weekly assignment based program that requires learners to do do 5-7 hours of assignments from a CD, and 2-3 hours of online work through discussion boards.

UPCOMING CLASSES:

Winter Quarter 2014

       - Students must be registered by 12-30-13

       - Quarter starts January 6th to March 26th 2014

       - Registration Begins 11-16-13

Spring Quarter 2014     

-  Students must be registered by: 3-31-14

Quarter Starts:  April 7th to June 20th 2014

Registration begins 2-4-14

 

This online RCIS Exam Review course for CVTs, RTs and RNs is open to any cardiac cath lab employee preparing for the RCIS national exam.

Class Content

The class is split into 2 units, each 11 weeks, that covers the entire CCI, Inc. matrix for the Invasive Registry examination.  Units I and II may be taken in any order.  These chapters represent the chapters on the newly (Feb2012) released CD.  Older CDs and books will have different numbering.

                                  RCIS1                                                                    RCIS2

Introduction to CV exams/Returning learners will complete As - Pt. Care Introduction to CV exams/Returning learners will complete As - Pt. Care
E1 Pressure Introduction/E2 Pressure Readings D11 ECG/B2 Blood & Acid-Base
B6 Hemodynamics & Pressures F3 ACLS1/F4 ACLS2
E3 Pressure Pathology 1/E4 Pressure Pathology 2 B3 Cardiac Anatomy/B4 Coronary A&P
B5 Autonomic CNS and CV Reflexes/F5 Medications 1 D7 Coronary Arteriography/C4 CAD & MI
B7 Contractility & Frank Starling/F6 Medications 2 D8 LHC/D6 RHC/E6 TDCO
C4 Heart Failure & Shock F1 PCI-PTCA/A4 Sterile Technique & Asepsis
D1 Catheters/D2 Catheterization Equipment F2 Stents/C5 Surgery
C7 Vascular Anatomy & Physiology D3 Indications-Risks-Complications/D4 Protocol
C7 Vascular Disease/D10 Vascular Angiography D5 Vascular Access & Scrub/F10 Other interventions
RCIS Practice Exams RCIS Practice exams

Minimum Equipment Requirements

NOTE:  THE CD IS 'PC' BASED AND NOT PLAYABLE ON A MAC OR APPLE UNLESS YOU MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR SYSTEM, INCLUDING THE POSSIBILITY OF PURCHASING ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE.  THE 'VIRTUAL CLASS' OF THE WEBSITE MAY, OR MAY NOT, DISPLAY CORRECTLY ON AN APPLE OR MAC.  THIS WILL DEPEND UPON YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM.  SUPPORT IS NOT PROVIDED FOR MAC OR APPLE ISSUES.

Students must have access to a PC-based Computer, CD player and online broadband connection. Required homework involves studying cardiovascular review questions, answers and rationales from an interactive CD. This leads naturally to the online discussion. The review course emphasizes electrophysiology and ECG, ACLS, cardiac and coronary anatomy and pathology; coronary arteriography and interventions, LV angiography, cardiac output, cath indications, protocol, vascular access, cardiac surgery, asepsis, and practice RCIS exams. Students are expected to dedicate three to five study hours each week.

Costs / Fees

The cost of the class payable to Spokane Community College is $177*. Students will need to purchase Todd's CV Review CD which is an additional cost of $260* and not included in the tuition. These CDs can be purchased at www.westodd.com. Students must provide their email address at the time they register.   * = Subject to change without notice

The WES TODD CARDIOVASCULAR SELF-ASSESSMENT CD is half price to online students.  The total is $135 which includes shipping.  To obtain the discount, the student will need to enclose a copy of their student ID# (usually by sending a receipt of their registration) after ordering the CD.  The student ID will be verified.  The CD will be sent after the verification of enrollment and payment for the CD has been processed.  .  www.westodd.com  Click here for an important announcement on prices. 

Online RCIS Review classes COURSE OBJECTIVES

              * Become familiar with the RCIS examination

              * Self-Evaluate and increase readiness for the RCIS examination

              * Improve study methods and problem solving skills

              * Use critical thinking to discuss current CV topics

              * Increase appreciation for teamwork in the cath lab

Online RCIS Review classes ADVANTAGES

              * Frequent feedback on learning and progress from peers and instructors

              * Structured weekly homework assignments from the CD

              * Study from the convenience of home at the times that fits your schedule

              * Group-type of studying with peers from around the country

Online RCIS Review classes DISADVANTAGES

               * Requires 5-10 hours per week, depending upon the learners current knowledge base

               * Requires self-disciplined, self-motivated learning style

               * Must have access to a PC-based computer with CD drive.  Broadband also required

               * Currently an adult-based continuing education program with no CEUs approved.

For additional course information, contact Todd Ginapp at tginapp@rcisreview.com.

ENROLLMENT PROCESS

Use this link to see options and additional information Registration Information

For more information about this program, contact  WSContinuingEd@scc.spokane.edu

Telephone (509)279-6030   or   1-800-845-3324   then ask for non-credit registration.

You can also submit an online information request or get our address to write for more information.

Use this link for additional information or to see registration options: www.scc.spokane.edu/ContinuingEd

REFUND POLICY

(note:  the refund policy would be included in your documentation after completing registration for the class)

* 100% refund for classes and workshops cancelled by the college

* 100% refund for student-initiated withdrawals three business days (0800-1500 Mon-Fri in accordance with WAC132Q-01-006) prior to the first day of class unless noted otherwise in the class description.

* No refund granted two business days (0800-1500 Mon-Fri in accordance with WAC132Q-01-006) or less prior to the start of the class

In case anyone should ask or decides to withdraw; students should call (509) 279-6030 or download a  Withdrawal Form

STUDENT INITIATED WITHDRAWALS

Students are responsible for initiating the paperwork for withdrawal and refund requests. A $7 processing fee is deducted from the refund amount. The following policy applies whether the student attends class or not.

100% refund for student-initiated withdrawals three business days* prior to the first class day unless noted in class description. No refund granted two or less business days* prior to the start of a class.

                                     *A business day is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Monday through Friday.

     

This site was last updated 11/24/13