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Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Ultrasound - Blended Course

Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Ultrasound

Date: June 6, 2024

 

Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound

Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound

Date: June 6, 2024

  • Most comprehensive carotid duplex/color flow imaging ultrasound course, featuring a self-paced online course with fifteen (15) month unlimited access and a one (1) day (6 hours) hands-on scanning skills workshop
  • Hands-on scanning skills workshop features 3:1 participant to faculty ratio with standardized models
  • All content based on current IAC, ACR, and AIUM ultrasound practice guidelines
  • Content includes interpretation criteria with case study examples and how to structure a report
  • Click here to learn more about our Blended Vascular Ultrasound CME Courses!

Overview

The Blended Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Course will give you a strong foundation to begin performing and/or interpreting Carotid Ultrasound Examinations. The Blended Education format provides flexibility while saving you time and minimizing travel costs.

Begin with the self-paced online course: Taught by leading vascular ultrasound experts, the comprehensive online course covers cerebrovascular anatomy& physiology, Doppler principles, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria with multiple case study examples with fifteen (15) months unlimited access. (br>
Then attend Scanning Skills Workshop: Join us in sunny St. Petersburg, FL for a One (1) Day (6 Hours) scanning skills workshop at our state-of-the-art facility. The extensive hands-on scanning skills workshop features the industry lowest 3:1 participant to faculty ratio allowing the participant to immediately integrate the skills learned into clinical practice.

For the best ultrasound education experience, completion of the online course prior to hands on scanning is recommended.

Consider attending the Combined Blended Carotid and Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging program for the most comprehensive vascular ultrasound training. The combined program offers 2-days of hands-on scanning in conjunction with completing two separate online courses.

Code: BCSO-241
ID: 6907

Schedule

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Topics

  • Doppler and Color Fundamentals
  • Carotid Anatomy and Physiology
  • Normal Carotid Spectral Analysis
  • Carotid Scan Protocol
  • Carotid Duplex/ Color Ultrasound Scan Protocol: Demo
  • Carotid Stenosis Assessment
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Intima-Media Thickness
  • Challenging Carotid Case Studies
  • Non-Atherosclerotic Carotid Abnormalities
  • How to Structure a Report
  • Hands-on Scanning Skills Workshop

Objectives

  • Demonstrate the participants' knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations
  • Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination.
  • Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls and/or (physicians) utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  • Perform routine scan protocols, and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination.
  • Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics.
  • Outline methods for obtaining quantitative information and state the diagnostic relevance of each measurement.
  • Characterize plaque morphology and other pathology associated with cerebral vascular disease.
  • Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and evaluation and state the clinical significance as a screening method for cardiovascular disease.
  • Recognize ultrasound findings associated with non-atherosclerotic carotid abnormalities
  • Integrate the information to include and prepare a structured report for a carotid ultrasound examination.

Tuition

Advanced Registration: $1,950.00

Regular Registration: $2,150.00

Late Registration: $2,350.00


Daily continental breakfast and afternoon snack will also be provided during Hands-On Workshops.

The Advanced Registration Tuition is applied to registration submitted and paid/postmarked more than 30 days in advance of the course.

The Regular Registration Tuition is applied to registrations submitted between 15-30 days in advance of the course.

The Late Registration Tuition is strictly enforced and is applied to ALL registrations submitted within two weeks (14 days) of the start of the course.

The GCUS CME-Z Lifetime Discount will be activated in your account upon course registration.(A $9.95 Value) This discount gives you 5% off at checkout on all future purchases of Any Two Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute Produced Educational Products. The discount increases to 10% when you purchase 3 or more at checkout.
*Products have to be purchased at the same time to receive CME-Z Lifetime Discount. Discount does not include course packs or registry review packages.

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Audience

Sonographers, physicians, physician assistants and other medical professionals learning how to perform and/or interpret carotid duplex/color examinations. Participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with internal medicine, cardiology, radiology, neurology, general/vascular surgery, and primary care.

Faculty listed for Online Course only

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Phil Bendick  PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU

Vascular Consultant.
Vass, NC.

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Trisha Reo  AAS, RDMS, RVT

Program Coordinator
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP, FPD-AEMUS (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Director of Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL
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, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Program Director and President,
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Credits

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

Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Imaging Hands-on Workshop

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 6.00 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.

Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound Online Course

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 internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 10.50 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.

Travel and Lodging




Directions to our Learning Center

From Tampa or Tampa Intl. Airport:
  1. Follow signs for I-275 South to St. Petersburg. You will go over the Howard Frankland Bridge, then continue about 17 miles to Exit 23A on the left toward Sundial/The Pier
  2. After you get off at Exit 23A, I-375 E becomes 4th Ave N
  3. Turn right onto 2nd St N, the Sundial Parking Garage will be on your left
  4. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is located at 111 2nd Ave NE in the Plaza Tower on the 8th floor
From Sarasota or South Florida:
  1. If you are coming from the south over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, take I-275 North to Exit 23 for I-375 toward The Pier
  2. After you get off at Exit 23A, I-375 E becomes 4th Ave N
  3. Turn right onto 2nd St N, the Sundial Parking Garage will be on your left
  4. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is located at 111 2nd Ave NE in the Plaza Tower on the 8 th floor

Walking Directions from the Parking Garage

  1. Follow walkway from garage towards Sundial Shopping plaza (Muvico Theatres)
  2. Turn right and walk down 2nd Ave N
  3. Cross 1st St NE
  4. On your left is Sab Cafe, turn left into the Plaza shops and into Plaza Tower
  5. Take elevator to 8th floor
Airports

If you are flying in, we suggest making your airline destination to Tampa International Airport or St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport.

Coast-to-Coast... We're growing to serve YOU!

Due to the constant requests we receive to present our programs at additional locations around the country, we are excited to now offer customized ultrasound courses at your facility to fit your specific educational needs. We can also offer them at other quality strategic and resort-oriented locations as well. Call us or write us to inquire.

Our state-of-the art facility features a full 8000 sq. ft. of space dedicated solely to ultrasound education! The site is conveniently located in the beautiful Dolphin Village Center, and is within an easy, picturesque walk from a number of area gulf-front hotels. It offers a wide variety of services including gift shops, beach fashions, grocery, and of course, restaurants.



Nearby Hotels

Jan 1st-April 30th: $199 +tax
May 1st-Dec 31st: $169 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hyatt Place St. Pete
25 2nd St. N | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-202-2506
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hampton Inn
80 Beach Dr. NE | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-892-9900
Jan-Apr: $209 +tax
May-Dec: $159 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Courtyard Marriott
300 4th St. N | St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
727-450-6200
Jan 1st-April 30th: $212 +tax
May 1st-Dec 31st: $179 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
AC Marriott
110 2nd St. N | St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
727-864-0001
20% off best available published rate
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hilton Hotel
333 1st St. S | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-5000
Oct-May (Sun—Thurs) $189.99 +tax / (Fri—Sat) $217.75 +tax
June-Sept (Sun—Thurs) $159.99 +tax / (Fri—Sat) $210.75 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
The Birchwood Hotel
340 Beach Dr. NE | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-896-1080
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hollander Hotel
421 4th Ave. N | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-873-7900
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Inn on The Third Hotel
342 3rd Ave. N | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-3248

Beach Hotels (15 minute Drive)

(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hilton Garden Inn
6100 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-273-8907
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-360-4016
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
6000 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-360-4016
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Don CeSar Beach Resort
3400 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-360-1881
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Don CeSar Beach House
3860 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
866-728-2206

Lodging Specials

Special discounted room rates are available at most of the listed properties when booked through us. Although there are a number of other hotels in the area, we have inspected these sites and can recommend them. Please call us in advance for availability and rates. Since we are located in a resort area, demand for rooms can be high during certain times of the year.

Please call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute at 727.363.4500 to arrange your lodging at discounted rates.


  • Additional Lodging:

    There are also a number of other nice, smaller independent downtown or beachfront motel properties in the immediate area. Please contact Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for further information.

    Visit the St Pete Chamber of Commerce for more information.


    Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is located on the beautiful gulf coast of Florida.

    Meetings:

    For your convenience, we can directly book your hotel or condominium lodging for you.

    Special discounted room rates are available at most of the downtown or beachfront properties when booked through us. Although there are a number of other hotels in the area, we have personally inspected these sites and can recommend them. Please call us for advance availability and rates. Since we are located in a resort area, demand for rooms can be high during certain times of the year.

    Please call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute at 727.363.4500 to arrange your lodging.

    Airports

    If you are flying in, we suggest making your airline destination to Tampa International Airport or St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport.

    Coast-to-Coast... We're growing to serve YOU!

    Due to the constant requests we receive to present our programs at additional locations around the country, we are excited to now offer customized ultrasound courses at your facility to fit your specific educational needs. We can also offer them at other quality strategic and resort-oriented locations as well. Call us or write us to inquire.

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