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Introduction to Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting

Gain confidence and master EVH quickly
Eligible for up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Be confident and learn EVH quickly

Do you have anxiety about harvesting? The pressure of an audience, a surgeon wanting to stay on schedule, or a difficult leg?

Keep calm and avoid being overwhelmed with this comprehensive Intro to EVH video course. We cover everything you need to know about harvesting, from it’s origins all the way to current cutting edge techniques.

Step into the OR in confidence with our Introduction to EVH course!

After this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the history of bypass grafting, saphenous vein use, and the invention of endoscopic vessel harvesting
  • Appreciate the importance of conduit quality and how to preserve it
  • Compare and contrast the popular EVH scopes currently on the market such as the Maquet (Getinge) Hemopro/HP2, Terumo Virtuosaph Plus, and the Saphena Venapax
  • Confidently grasp and recall the steps of the vein harvesting procedure with any popular scope
  • Handle hurdles during the harvest, navigate follow up issues, and troubleshoot any problems you encounter! 

    We cover the following topics (and much more!):

    Preoperative evaluation

    • Detailed anatomy of the lower extremity, origin and termination of the greater saphenous veins and tributaries
    • Preoperative evaluation: important history elements and diagnostic testing
    • Optimal scope settings
    • Patient positioning in the OR

    Steps of the EVH Procedure

    • Procedure overview and things to consider when making incision
    • Getting started with dissection & using CO2 insufflation
    • Scope dissection: overview, demonstration, live case discussion
    • Harvest: working scope up the tunnel, demonstration, stab & grab, live case discussion
    • Common intraoperative obstacles
    • Wound irrigation, closure, and vein preparation

    Common Mistakes and Next Steps

    • Common dissection mistakes
    • Common branch sealing & dividing mistakes
    • Next steps for new harvesters
    • Adopting and EVH program & transitioning to EVH from open harvesting
    • PDF copies of slides & further resources
    • Pretest, posttest, and course survey (for CME credit)

    Intro to EVH includes discussion, demonstration, and case video with all 3 major scopes (Hemopro, Venapax, and VirtuoSaph+)

    This course is a perfect course for beginners, students, or current harvesters wishing to learn or re-learn the fundamentals of EVH, or those adopting an endoscopic technique.


    Investing in your harvesting education will only improve your EVH skills. 

    If you’re not completely satisfied with the content of our courses, we’ll refund 100% of your course fee*.

    *Some restrictions apply.  See RETURN POLICY for further details.

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    Introduction to EVH vein demo closeup

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by University of Nebraska Medical Center and Enlighten Medical Media, LLC.  University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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