Combined Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

  • The Most Comprehensive Vascular Ultrasound Course
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Interactive Case Presentations with an Audience Response System
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills and Scanning Proficiency
  • Lecture & Instruction by Leading Vascular Ultrasound Experts

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Location: St. Pete Beach, FL 

Pricing

Advanced Registration:
$3,365.00


Regular Registration:
$3,465.00


Late Registration:
$3,565.00


* See Pricing section for details

CREDITS

40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 40 MOC point(s)
36  ASRT Category A Credit(s)

Code: CP-171


Participants :

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Objectives and Topics

Carotid Objectives

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations.
  2. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination.
  3. Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  4. Perform routine scan protocols and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination.
  5. Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics.
  6. List methods for obtaining quantitative information and state the diagnostic relevance of each measurement.
  7. Characterize plaque morphology and other pathology associated with cerebral vascular disease.
  8. Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and state the clinical significance as a screening method for cardiovascular disease.
  9. Integrate the information to include and prepare a structured report for a carotid ultrasound examination.
  10. Apply diagnostic criteria for accurate interpretation of carotid duplex/color flow examinations

Peripheral Vascular Objectives

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

    Carotid Topics

  • Doppler & Color Fundamentals
  • Carotid Anatomy & Physiology
  • Normal Spectral Analysis
  • Carotid Scan Protocol
  • Disease Progression & Stenosis Assessment
  • Carotid Imaging Pitfalls
  • Interactive Case Studies
  • Evaluation & Measurement of Intima-Media Thickness
  • Carotid Abnormalities
  • How to Structure a Report

  • Peripheral Vascular Topics

  • Venous Anatomy, Scan Techniques & Normal Characteristics
  • Duplex / Color Evaluation of LE, UE DVT
  • Evaluation of Venous Insufficiency
  • Duplex / Color Evaluation for Venous Ablation Procedures
  • Types of Vein Ablation Procedures
  • Pre-Procedure Mapping
  • Post-procedure Mapping
  • LE Arterial Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Exam & Indirect Testing
  • Direct Testing & Duplex Scanning
  • Live Demo: Arterial Duplex of Lower Arterial Disease
* Pricing
Each course registration includes: a digital course notebook (lifetime access to any device, full color presentations, and the ability to take notes/make annotations within the e-book that will sync across devices.) Daily continental breakfast and afternoon snack will also be provided.

A printed version of the notebook can be purchased at an additional fee of $170. Please place your order by calling (727)363-4500 at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to ensure that it is available for you at the start of the course.

The Advanced Registration Tuition is applied to registration submitted and paid/postmarked at least 21 days in advance of the course.
The Regular Registration Tuition is applied to registrations submitted between 7-21 days in advance of the course.
The Late Registration Tuition is strictly enforced and is applied to ALL registrations submitted within one week (7 days) of the start of the course.

Target Audience
Sonographers, physicians, physician assistants and other medical professionals learning how to perform and/or interpret carotid and peripheral vascular 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.
Course Instructors
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William B. Schroedter, BS, RVT, FSVU
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Phillip J Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU
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Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
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Rob Daigle, BA, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS
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Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
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 Subcommittee)
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 Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the ASRT for 36 Category A continuing education credit. Note: ASRT credits are accepted by the ARRT as Category A credits.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 40 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. 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.
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