ULTRA P.A.S.S Vascular Technology Registry Review Workbook

Date of Original Release: 5/14/2015
This edition valid for credit through: 5/14/2018
Length: 207 Pages, Online Audio & Video
ISBN: 978-1-940954-56-1
Code: PAU-OL7-VT
17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
17.00 SDMS CME Credit(s)

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Upon completion of this program the participant should be able to:

Section 1: Cerebrovascular

  • Describe cerebrovascular anatomy and physiology
  • Identify normal imaging and Doppler characteristics of the cerebrovascular system
  • Explain routine carotid duplex/color scanning protocols
  • Discuss patient presentation and common indications for ultrasound examination of the cerebrovascular system
  • Recognize characteristics of commonly seen carotid artery disease
  • List the various types of treatment for carotid artery disease
  • Compare the testing methods, interpretation, and limitations of arteriography, MR angiography, and computed tomography

Section 2: Venous

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology associated with the deep and superficial venous system
  • Identify normal imaging characteristics of the deep and superficial venous systems
  • Explain routine venous scanning protocols for the ultrasound evaluation of the upper and lower extremity
  • Discuss patient presentation and common indications for ultrasound examination of the venous system
  • Recognize imaging and Doppler characteristics associated with acute and chronic thrombosis and venous insufficiency

Section 3: Peripheral Arterial

  • Describe anatomy and physiology of the peripheral arterial system
  • Identify normal imaging and Doppler characteristics of the upper and lower extremity arteries
  • Explain routine scanning protocols for the duplex/color evaluation of the upper and lower extremity arteries
  • Discuss patient presentation and common indications for the non-invasive evaluation of arterial disease
  • Compare the testing methods, interpretation, and limitations of arteriography, MR angiography, and computed tomography
  • Describe physiologic testing methods for evaluation of upper and lower extremity arterial disease
  • Discuss the various types of treatment for upper and lower extremity arterial disease

Section 4: Abdomen/Visceral

  • Describe normal abdominal vasculature and recognize commonly seen anatomical variations
  • Identify normal abdominal vasculature Doppler waveform characteristics and routine measurements
  • Describe limited scanning protocols for the ultrasound evaluation of the abdominal aorta, IVC, hepatic, portal-splenic mesenteric circulation.
  • Recognize imaging and Doppler characteristics of commonly seen pathology of the abdominal vasculature

Section 5: Miscellaneous Conditions/Tests

  • Explain examination protocols and criteria used for Performing preoperative vein mapping
  • Identify imaging and duplex/color characteristics associated with pseudoaneurysm and A-V fistulas
  • Describe routine scanning protocols for the ultrasound evaluation of renal transplants
  • Discuss indirect and duplex/color examination protocols and diagnostic criteria associated with impotence testing
  • Define temporal arteritis and describe presenting symptoms
  • Explain examination protocols and diagnostic criteria used to evaluate thoracic outlet syndrome

Section 6: Physics Instrumentation and Quality Assurance

  • Outline real-time survey scanning protocols
  • State basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics
  • Compare different transducer designs and applications
  • State the basic principles and indications for using color and power Doppler techniques
  • Identify and differentiate ultrasound imaging and color Doppler artifacts
  • Outline quality assurance programs and responsibilities
  • Define Sensitivity, Specificity, Positive and Negative Predictive Value, and Accuracy
  • Describe acceptable methods of infection control and patient safety
  • Explain policies associated with instrument maintenance and documentation of examination accuracy

 

Section 7: Patient Care and Communication

  • Understand how to effectively communicate with the patient to explain the ultrasound examination being performed
  • Describe how to properly document the ultrasound examination for future review and reference
  • Recognize when a condition requires immediate medical attention and communicate those critical findings to the appropriate health providers
  • Describe HIPAA and understand how to properly communicate with the patient, the patient’s family and other medical providers and care givers to protect patient privacy
  • Identify required patient identifiers
Author(s)

Lori Green

BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc., Saint Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Trisha Reo

RDMS, RVT

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.,
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 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is approved for 17.00 by The SDMS for Credits through 11/16/2018. SDMS CME credits are recognized by the ARRT as Category A credits. This activity is tracked by SDMS CME Tracker. 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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