Ultrasound Evaluation of Dialysis Access Grafts and Fistulas - Training Video

Ultrasound Evaluation of Dialysis Access Grafts and Fistulas


Ultrasound Evaluation of Dialysis Access Grafts and Fistulas

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Ultrasound Evaluation of Dialysis Access Grafts and Fistulas

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Ultrasound Evaluation of Dialysis Access Grafts and Fistulas Training Video is designed to review the arterial and venous anatomy within the upper extremities, illustrate the advantages of AV fistulas over other indwelling devices, demonstrate complications of dialysis access procedures and state the sonographic criteria for stenosis and dysfunction.

Date of Original Release: 5/2/2016
Reviewed for content accuracy: 5/2/2019
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 5/2/2022
Video Length: 0:31:00

Product Codes
Online Video: OV-DAGF2
ISBN: 978-1-940954-84-4


  • Types of Dialysis
  • Management of Renal Disease
  • Dialysis Access Types
  • Overview of Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Role of the Vascular Lab
  • Pre-Operative Venous and Arterial Mapping
  • AV Access Complications


  • Cite the Arterial and Venous Anatomy of the Upper Extremities.
  • List the Advantages of AV Fistulas Over Grafts and Venous Catheters.
  • Recognize the Common Complications of Dialysis Access Procedures.
  • Cite Several Sonographic Criteria for Stenosis and Dysfunction of AV Fistulas/Grafts.


Sonographers, physicians, nurse practitioners, PA’s or other medical professional performing and/or interpreting vascular ultrasound. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) : Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Radiology, General Surgery, and Vascular Surgery.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Robert Atnip  MD, RVT, RPVI

Chief Vascular Surgery Section, Dept. of Surgery. Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.
Professor of Surgery and Radiology. Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Hershey, PA.
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

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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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 1.00 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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