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Vascular Interpretation and RPVI Registry Review - Live Course

Vascular Interpretation and RPVI Registry Review

Dates: October 21 - 22, 2021

 

Vascular Interpretation and RPVI Registry Review

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Date: March 31 - 1, 2022

Vascular Interpretation and RPVI Registry Review

Dates: October 21 - 22, 2021

  • Destination Education in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • >98% Vascular Interpretation & RPVI Review Registry Exam Pass Rate
  • Trusted Vascular Interpretataion & RPVI Ultrasound Registry Review CME Leader Since 1985
  • All Topics Based on Exam Content Outlines
  • ACCME Accredited with Commendation
  • Expert Level Vascular Interpretation & RPVI Registry Review Ultrasound Faculty
  • State-Of-The-Art Learning Facility
  • Four Mock Exams Administered After Each Section Completed
  • OPTIONAL LUNCH & LEARN: Dialysis Access
  • The GCUS PASS Guarantee Offers All Course Participants Return Access to a FREE On-Demand Webinar for 15 Days with Unsuccessful Exam Attempt
  • Free CME-Z Membership with Registration (Save 5-10% off all future Gulfcoast product purchases)

Overview

Vascular Interpretation and RPVI Registry Review Live Training Courses are taught by leading vascular ultrasound experts that includes comprehensive lectures, review of over 100 interactive case studies using an audience response system & four interactive mock exams. The Vascular Interpretation and RPVI Registry Review Course is designed for medical professionals to improve their vascular interpretation skills and/or prepare to take the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) board examination. With a 99% RPVI Board Exam Pass Rate, you can be confident to integrate the skills learned into clinical practice and successfully take the RPVI certification exam.

All participants have 5 Day Access to the Online Registry Review Course following the Live Course. In addition, each participant receives of log of exam interpreted during the course to use for hospital credentialing if needed.

Code: RPVI-211
ID: 5178

Schedule

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Topics

  • Hemodynamic Principles & Doppler Fundamentals
  • Instrumentation: Transducers, Imaging Modes & Artifacts
  • Normal Carotid Anatomy, Waveforms & Scan Protocol
  • (including IMT Measurements)
  • Overview of Abnormal Carotid Waveform - Characteristics & Diagnostic Criteria
  • Integration of Data: Study Interpretation & Reporting
  • Abnormalities of the Vertebrobasilar System & TCD
  • Interactive Carotid & TCD Cases
  • Abdominal Aorta and Aortic Endografts
  • Peripheral Arterial: Protocols & Methods of Evaluating Disease
  • Indirect Physiologic Studies (35 min)
  • Arterial Duplex
  • Arterial Grafts & Intraoperative Duplex\
  • Arterial Assessment of Upper Extremities
  • Abdominal Visceral Duplex: Renal, Mesenteric and Hepatic
  • Peripheral Venous: Protocols& Methods to Detect DVT
  • Venous Insufficiency & Physiologic Testing
  • Venous Imaging of the Upper Extremity
  • Interactive Cases Peripheral Arterial and Venous
  • Quality Assurance, Safety & Bioeffects

Objectives

  • Increase participants’ knowledge and competence to perform/interpret vascular ultrasound examinations and/or successfully take the RPVI certification exam.
  • Analyze Doppler/Color physics factors that affect optimal Doppler examinations and commonly seen Doppler/Color artifacts, which may affect diagnostic accuracy.
  • Recognize normal/abnormal imaging, spectral Doppler and Color Doppler findings seen with carotid and peripheral arterial and venous disease.
  • Cite the role of indirect testing in the evaluation of lower extremity arterial disease.
  • Apply diagnostic criteria for evaluation of carotid, peripheral venous and arterial disease.
  • Interpret complex carotid and peripheral vascular case studies in an interactive interpretation session format.
  • Recognize ultrasound findings associated with aortic endograft leaks.
  • Differentiate normal and abnormal spectral Doppler characteristics associated with renal artery and dialysis access graft evaluations.
  • Integrate the key diagnostic elements into a structured report.
  • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques and diagnostic criteria to improve diagnosis/treatment accuracy.

Tuition

Registration: $1,450.00


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

Any medical professional looking to enhance their vascular interpretation skills and physicians preparing to take the ARDMS RPVI examination. Vascular surgery, general surgery, cardiologists, internal medicine, neurologists, primary care, radiologists, PAs and nurse practitioners with a minimum of 6 months experience or those who have attended an introductory/intermediate level GUI program (or other similar program). Experienced sonographers may also attend. The RPVI registry review course is also effective for physicians or other medical professionals who need to fulfill vascular CME requirements.

Faculty

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Marsha M. Neumyer  BS, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU, FAIUM

Assistant Professor of Surgery at Penn State’s College of Medicine.
Former Director of the Vascular Lab Section of the Penn State Vascular Institute, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
International Director of Vascular Diagnostic Educational Services
Director and CEO of Vascular Resource Associates.
Past President of the Society of Vascular Technology and a founding member of the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL)
Fellow of the Society of Vascular Technology
Fellow and member of the Board of Governors of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
1997 recipient of the Joan Baker Pioneer Award given by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Ultrasound Consultant for Unetixs Vascular Inc.
Hershey, Pennsylvania.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Robert Atnip  MD, RVT, RPVI

Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery and Radiology
Division of Vascular Surgery
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
The College of Medicine
The Pennsylvania State University
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
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
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, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
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)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


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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 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16.00 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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: $169 +tax
Oct 6th-Dec. 31st: $139
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hyatt Place St. Pete
25 2nd Street N. | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Hotel Main Number: 727.202.2506
Jan 1st-May 24th: $255 +tax | May 25th-Sept. 9th: $189 +tax
Sept 10th-Dec. 31st: $229 +tax (Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Renaissance Vinoy Hotel
501 5th Ave. NE | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-1000
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hampton Inn
80 Beach Dr. NE | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-892-9900
Jan-Dec:(King or 2 Queen) $149 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Courtyard Marriot
300 4th Street North | St. Petersburg Florida 33701
727-450-6200
January-April: $199 +tax | May-August: $155 +tax
Sept-Dec: $166 +tax (King or 2 Queen)
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hilton Hotel
333 1st Street South | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Hotel Main Number: 727-894-500
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 Drive 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
Hotel Main Number: 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
Jan 1st-April 30th: $139 +tax | May 1st - Sept. 30th: $119 + tax
Oct 1st-Dec. 31st: $123 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Staybridge Suites
940 5th Ave. S | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Hotel Main Number: 727.828.9878

Beach Hotels (15 minute Drive)

(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Sirata Beach Resort
5300 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
855.344.5999
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Guy Harvey Outpost at Tradewinds
6000 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-360-4016
(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)
Plaza Beach Hotel
4506 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-360-4016
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Bay View Waterfront
4321 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-367-2791
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Bay Palms Waterfront Resort
4237 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-367-2791
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Don CeSar Beach House
3860 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
866-728-2206
Through December 20, 2019 Rates of $139/nt
Call 727-363-4500 to book
Don CeSar Resort Hotel
3400 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-360-1881

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.

Resources

GCUS-The Ultimate Ultrasound Education Experience!

Since 1985, our facility has been dedicated to providing the highest quality continuing education and skills training in the diagnostic ultrasound profession.

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Blended Ultrasound Education from GCUS

Our Blended Courses combine one of GUI's comprehensive "Online Courses" with a scanning workshop that exclusively features "Hands-On Scanning."

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Participants Trained

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CME Credits Awarded

6,000+

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