Vascular Case Studies
  • Carotid Cases
  • Arterial Cases
  • Venous Cases
  • Miscellaneous Case Studies
  • Evaluation and CME Certificate

Date of Original Release: 5/3/2013
Reviewed for content accuracy: 5/3/2016
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 5/3/2019

Price:  $819.00 (12 months access)
Code: OC-VCS-101
16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

 

Topics & Objectives

Topics

  • Carotid Cases
  • Arterial Cases
  • Venous Cases
  • Miscellaneous Case Studies
  • Evaluation, and CME Certificate

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity the learner should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the participants' knowledge and competence to interpret vascular ultrasound examinations.
  • Explain routine scan protocols and analyze normal spectral waveform. signatures, color characteristics and Doppler measurements in a normal carotid and peripheral vascular examinations.
  • Recognize abnormal spectral /color Doppler findings seen with carotid, peripheral arterial and venous disease.
  • Apply diagnostic criteria for evaluation of carotid, peripheral venous and arterial disease.
  • Interpret routine and complex carotid, peripheral vascular, and abdominal. Doppler case studies in an interactive “double-read” format.
  • Apply diagnostic criteria for interpretation of physiologic arterial examinations.
  • Recognize normal/abnormal spectral/color Doppler findings associated with Abdominal Vascular disease.
  • Cite the key elements to include in a structured final report.
Target Audience
Sonographers, physicians, and other medical professionals preparing to take their vascular ultrasound certification examination or who desire a comprehensive review of vascular ultrasound technique
Course Instructors

Robert Atnip

MD, RVT, RPVI

Chief Vascular Surgery Section, Dept. of Surgery. Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.
Professor of Surgery and Radiology. Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Hershey, PA.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Marsha M. Neumyer

BS, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU, FAIUM

Intl' Dir. Vascular Diagnostic Educational Services & Vascular Resource Associates.
Former Assistant Prof of Surgery & Dir.
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Hershey, PA,
Ultrasound Consultant for Unetixs Vascular Inc.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dennis Bandyk

MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery, University of San Diego.
Director of Vascular Surgery Division.
San Diego, CA.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Continuing Education Credits
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education(ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.
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