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

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Location: St. Pete Beach, FL 

Package discount options available. Please call 1.727.363-4500 for more information.


Advanced Registration: $1,095.00 *
Regular Registration:  $1,135.00
Late Registration:  $1,235.00
* See Pricing section for details


16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Code: RPVI-111

Participants :

Please call 1.727.363-4500
to register for this course.
Also as a Live Webinar
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Objectives and 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”
* Pricing
Target Audience

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.

Course Instructors
Rob Daigle, BA, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS
Robert Atnip, MD, RVT, RPVI
Marsha M. Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU, FAIUM
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 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.
GUI PASS Guarantee!
No traveling and no waiting until the next review comes to your city!

The GUI PASS Guarantee offers you a FREE Registry Review Webinar if you do not pass your registry exam after attending one of our reviews.
You’ll be able to review from the comfort of your home AND on your time. The GUI PASS Guarantee allows participants unlimited return if you are not able to pass your exam. It's that easy.
Just send us a copy of your exam score (registry exam must be taken within six months from our review), and we'll grant you access to the Registry Review Webinar version of the review.
No traveling! No waiting! Speakers and high-speed Internet connection required. Registry Review Webinar available for viewing for 15 days. Copy of exam score required. Guarantee valid on Live review sessions (whether at St. Pete Beach, FL or via Live Webinar) and on Registry Review Webinar reviews. Registry exam must be taken within six months from our review.
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