Ultrasound Evaluation of Dialysis Access Grafts and Fistulas

  • Types of Dialysis
  • Management of Renal Disease
  • Dialysis Access Types
  • Overview of Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Role of the Vascular Lab
  • Pre-Operative Venous and Arterial Mapping
  • AV Access Complications
  • Date of Original Release: 5/2/2016
    This edition valid for credit through: 5/2/2019

    Video Length: 0:31:00
    1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    Product Codes:
    Online Video - OV-DAGF2
    DVD - VL-DAGF2
    ISBN: 978-1-940954-84-4

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    Topics & Objectives

    Topics:

    • Types of Dialysis
    • Management of Renal Disease
    • Dialysis Access Types
    • Overview of Dialysis Access Procedures
    • Role of the Vascular Lab
    • Pre-Operative Venous and Arterial Mapping
    • AV Access Complications

    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:
    • Cite the Arterial and Venous Anatomy of the Upper Extremities
    • List the Advantages of AV Fistulas Over Grafts and Venous Catheters
    • Recognize the Common Complications of Dialysis Access Procedures
    • Cite Several Sonographic Criteria for Stenosis and Dysfunction of AV Fistulas/Grafts
    Target Audience
    Sonographers, physicians, nurse practitioners, PA’s or other medical professional performing and/or interpreting vascular ultrasound. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) : Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Radiology, General Surgery, and Vascular Surgery.
    Course Instructors

    Robert Atnip

    MD, RVT, RPVI

    Chief, Vascular Surgery Section, Dept. of Surgery , The 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.

    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 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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