Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Venous System

  • Lower Extremity Venous Anatomy & Physiology
  • Vascular Hemodynamics
  • Clinical History and Symptoms
  • Normal/Abnormal Imaging
  • Calf Vein Imaging
  • Duplex/Color characteristics
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Case Studies
  • Date of Original Release: 5/26/2016
    This edition valid for credit through: 5/27/2019

    Video Length: 1:27:00
    2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    Product Codes:
    Online Video - OV-LEV
    DVD - VL-LEV
    ISBN: 978-1-940954-89-9

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    Topics & Objectives
    Topics:
    • Lower Extremity Venous Anatomy & Physiology
    • Vascular  Hemodynamics
    • Clinical History and Symptoms
    • Normal/Abnormal Imaging
    • Calf Vein Imaging
    • Duplex/Color characteristics
    • Venous Insufficiency
    • Case Studies

    Objectives

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

    Upon completion of this enduring material , you should be able to accomplish the following
    1. Evaluate and identify lower extremity venous anatomy
    2. State normal and abnormal venous Doppler characteristics
    3. Identify and assess Doppler findings associated with venous reflux
    4. Implement routine scan protocols for performing an lower extremity venous evaluation
    Target Audience
    Sonographers, physicians, and other medical professional performing and/or interpreting non-invasive vascular testing for lower extremity venous disease. Participants may include, but are not limited to, those working in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Primary Care, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Radiology, General/Vascular Surgery.
    Course Instructors

    Rob Daigle

    BA, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS

    Ultrasound Consultant, Littleton, CO,
    Commercial Relationships to disclose:,
    President & Owner- Summer Publishing,
    Consultant for Biosound Esaote
    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 2.00 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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