Ultrasound Evaluation of the Upper Extremity Arterial System

Date of Original Release: 4/29/2016
This edition valid for credit through: 4/29/2019

Video Length: 0:47:00
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Product Codes:
Online Video - OV-UEAS
DVD - VL-UEAS

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Topics & Objectives

Topics:

  • Upper extremity arterial anatomy/physiology
  • Atherosclerotic disease
  • Evaluation of thoracic outlet
  • Buerger's disease
  • Vasospastic disorders such as Raynaud's syndrome
  • Pre-operative assessment for radial artery harvest (CABG)

Objectives:
Upon completion of this enduring material , you should be able to accomplish the following:

  • Identify the upper extremity arterial anatomy and physiology
  • Implement routine precools for performing upper extremity arterial evaluations
  • Recognize normal and abnormal arterial Doppler characteristics
  • Recognize ultrasound characteristics of occlusive disease and vasospastic disorders
  • Outline the pre-operative assessment for radial artery harvest for (CABG) or hemodialysis access placement
Target Audience
Sonographers physicians and other medical professional performing and/or interpreting non-invasive vascular testing for arterial disease. Participants may include, but are not limited to, those working in Radiology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Primary Care, Cardiology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care, and Emergency Medicine.
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 relationship(s) exist.

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 Subcommittee)
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 Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 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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