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Lower Extremity Venous Ultrasound Protocol Manual, 3rd Ed.- w/ Online Video Exam Demo

Lower Extremity Venous Ultrasound Protocol Manual, 3rd Ed.- w/ Online Video Exam Demo

 

Lower Extremity Venous Ultrasound Protocol Manual, 3rd Ed.- w/ Online Video Examination Demonstration

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Lower Extremity Venous Ultrasound Protocol Manual, 3rd Ed.- w/ Online Video Examination Demonstration

  • Overview/Protocol Summary
  • Instrumentation and Exam Indications
  • Online Video Examination Demonstration
  • Exam Purpose and Patient Assessment
  • Exam Preparation
  • Venous Waveforms
  • Waveform Characteristics
  • Transverse Imaging Techniques
  • Interpretation Guidelines
  • Examination Protocol: Deep System
  • Examination Protocol: Superficial System
  • References

Overview

Lower Extremity Venous Ultrasound Protocol Manual is designed to provide a step-by-step protocol for performing a lower extremity venous ultrasound imaging examination based on AIUM, ACR, and IAC ultrasound practice guidelines. The protocol is provided in a written outline format with examples of ultrasound images, anatomical diagrams, and diagnostic criteria for evaluation of lower extremity venous disease. Also included is an online video demonstration walking you step-by-step through the protocol, with picture-in-picture views for visualization of proper transducer positioning and the typical corresponding ultrasound image.

Date of Original Release: 4/25/2019

This edition valid for credit through: 4/25/2022


Digital Protocol Manual
PME-VAS-LEV3

Spiral Bound Protocol Manual
PM-VAS-LEV3

ISBN: 978-1-945748-87-2

Product Code: VAS-LEV3

Topics

  • Overview/Protocol Summary
  • Instrumentation and Exam Indications
  • Online Video Examination Demonstration
  • Exam Purpose and Patient Assessment
  • Exam Preparation
  • Venous Waveforms
  • Waveform Characteristics
  • Transverse Imaging Techniques
  • Interpretation Guidelines
  • Examination Protocol: Deep System
  • Examination Protocol: Superficial System
  • References

Objectives

  • Summarize the indications and applications for performing lower extremity venous duplex examinations
  • Demonstrate a routine protocol for a complete venous duplex ultrasound examination of the lower extremity
  • State imaging techniques for evaluation of the superficial venous system of the lower extremity
  • Define standard diagnostic criteria for evaluation of DVT and venous insufficiency
  • List the hardcopy documentation included in a routine examination
  • State accreditation requirements

Audience

Sonographers, physicians, PAs and other medical professionals involved with performing and interpreting lower extremity venous ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those whose specialty include radiology, internal medicine, cardiology, general/vascular surgery, and primary care.

Faculty

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.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Brian Schenker  MBA, RDMS, RVT

Program Coordinator.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. 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
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


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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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 enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 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.

Resources

General Sonography Physics

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute presents 3 free tips to help you study for the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Exam.

Click to see video

Challenges Sonographers Face

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Program Director Theresa Jorgensen uses humor to take a look at the some of the typical challenges sonographers face while trying to take an accurate patient history.

Click to see video

34 YEARS

Serving the Medical Community

145,000+

Participants Trained

500,000+

CME Credits Awarded

6,000+

Courses Offered

CONFIDENCE, COMPETENCE, PROVEN RESULTS