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Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) Registry Review Course- May 2011

Course Code: RPVI-111
Location: St. Pete Beach, FL - 4615 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Available Date(s):  May 19-20, 2011   |  May 21-22, 2012   |  August 1-2, 2013   |  February 20-21, 2014   |  November 3-4, 2014
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Advanced Registration: $1,095.00*
Regular Registration:  $1,135.00

*The Advanced Registration fee is honored if payment is made/postmarked 21 days or more prior to the beginning date of the program
A $100.00 late fee will apply if registering less than or equal to 7 Days before the course.

16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Also meets CME requirements for ARDMS

   
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Objectives & Topics
At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:
  1. Discuss Doppler/Color physics, factors affecting optimal Doppler examinations and commonly seen Doppler/Color artifacts, which may affect diagnostic accuracy.
  2. Explain routine scan protocols and analyze normal spectral waveform signatures, color characteristics, and Doppler measurements in normal carotid and peripheral vascular examinations.
  3. Recognize abnormal spectral Doppler and Color Doppler findings seen with carotid and peripheral arterial and venous disease.
  4. Discuss the role of indirect testing in the evaluation of lower extremity arterial/venous disease.
  5. Review complex carotid & peripheral vascular case studies in interactive interpretation session format.
  6. Explain the role of ultrasound in the post-intervention examination.
  7. Describe ultrasound findings associated with aortic endograft leaks.
  8. Describe normal and abnormal spectral Doppler characteristics and diagnostic criteria associated with renal artery evaluation and dialysis access graft evaluation.
  9. Discuss the role of TCD vascular ultrasound and TCD exam findings.
  10. Increase the participants’ knowledge to better interpret vascular ultrasound procedures.
  11. Identify areas of weakness to better prepare for the RPVI exam.

Course Topics:

  • Ultrasound physics
  • Quality Assurance/Safety
  • Carotid, includes stents and vertebral
  • Carotid and TCD (vessel depth and direction)
  • Carotid cases
  • Abdominal/Visceral Duplex and case studies
  • Peripheral arterial - Indirect
  • Peripheral arterial duplex
  • Grafts/Intraoperative lecture
  • Peripheral arterial cases
  • Endografts/Dialysis
  • Venous duplex
  • Venous Insufficiency and physiologic testing
  • Venous cases
  • Test taking tips
  • Self assessment “Mock Exam”

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Target Audience/Course Pre-Requisites

Any physician preparing to take the RPVI examination and physicians who desire a comprehensive review of vascular ultrasound or who need to fulfill vascular CME requirements. Also, sonographers and vascular technologists who desire a comprehensive review of vascular interpretation and/or need to fulfill CME credit requirements.

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Course Instructors

Rob Daigle, BA, RVT, FSVU

Robert Atnip, MD, RVT, RPVI

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

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

Theresa Jorgensen, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Manager and reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Program Manager, 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 16.0 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. Back to top
Pricing

Advanced Registration: $1,095.00*
Regular Registration:  $1,135.00

*The Advanced Registration fee is honored if payment is made/postmarked 21 days or more prior to the beginning date of the program
A $100.00 late fee will apply if registering less than or equal to 7 Days before the course.
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