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Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound

Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound

Tuition - $605.00

  (12 Months Unlimited Access)

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11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Date of Original Release: 6/7/2016
This edition valid for credit through: 6/7/2019
Product Code: OC-PVU161



Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound

Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound Online Course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to peripheral vascular sonography and has been designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret vascular ultrasound examinations. The participant will identify the essentials for establishing scan protocols, and experienced faculty will guide you through upper and lower extremity anatomy and vascular ultrasound characteristics. This self-directed course is broken into seven (7) modules and includes recommended reading assignments, online video lectures, case presentations, post-activity quizzes and related online interactive activities. Enrollment is valid for 12 months (365 days) and begins the moment the participant is enrolled. Extend your online course access another 3 months with the addition of an onsite hands-on workshop or registration for a regularly scheduled GCUS scan workshop.

  • 12 months UNLIMITED access from your computer, tablet or phone. No lockouts, or hidden limitations after a certain amount of views.
  • A variety of learning components including: video lectures, scan demonstrations, course handouts, interactive components/quizzes, and more to improve diagnostic accuracy.
  • All online courses are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon successful completion.
  • All online courses cover the same topics as our comprehensive live courses. Add a Hands-On Workshop (Not Valid for Registry Reviews) and receive 3 additional months of access. See our Blended Course Learning Format for more details.
  • Group pricing is available for groups of 5 or more (Not Valid for Registry Reviews). Add a Custom Onsite Hands-On Workshop for training consistency, time and cost effectiveness, with the highest quality ultrasound training in the industry.
  • Private Hands-On Workshops are also available for the learner who prefers the 1-1 learning format. Receive 3 additional months of unlimited online access (Not Valid for Registry Reviews) with a Private Hands-On Course. See our Private Hands-On Course Learning Format for more details.
  • All online courses have been broken down as micro-learning lessons in our Training Video Learning Format (Not Valid for Registry Reviews). All Training Videos are available in DVD and Online Video viewing options, with or without CME Credits. (CME Credits can be purchased at a later date). For more micro-learning options, see our selection of Protocol Manuals.

Topics

  • Doppler and Color Fundamentals: Vascular Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Venous System
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Venous Insufficiency and Preoperative Vascular Mapping
  • Upper Extremity Venous System
  • Lower Extremity Arterial System
  • Duplex Evaluation of Aneurysm/Pseudo-Aneurysm and Evaluation of Arterial Bypass Grafts
  • Upper Extremity Arterial System

Objectives

  • Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations.
  • Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper & lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous & arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations.
  • Cite Doppler/color physics and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls and/or (physicians) utilize this information for recognizing technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  • Perform routine scan protocols, and document Doppler waveforms for lower extremity arterial and venous evaluations of the upper and lower extremity.
  • Differentiate normal/abnormal imaging, spectral Doppler and color characteristics for identifying arterial and venous disease.
  • State the indications and applications of indirect testing methods for lower arterial disease.
  • Demonstrate vein mapping techniques to identify suitability as a potential arterial bypass graft.
  • Perform routine scan protocols and document Doppler waveforms for venous evaluation of the lower extremities, including pre and post vein ablation evaluation.
  • State the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of venous insufficiency.
  • Perform evaluation for venous insufficiency and patency of perforators for vein therapy treatment.

Target Audience

Sonographers, physicians, PAs and other medical professionals performing and/or interpreting non-invasive vascular testing for venous and arterial disease. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with: internal medicine, radiology, vascular surgery, family practice, emergency medicine & critical care.

Course Faculty

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Rob Daigle  BA, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS

Ultrasound Consultant.
Commercial Relationships to Disclose.
President & Owner - Summer Publishing.
Consultant for Biosound Esaote.
Littleton, CO.

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
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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Accreditation Statement

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 enduring material for a maximum of 11.00 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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