Introduction to Venous Imaging and Ultrasound Evaluation for Vein Therapy

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Location: St. Pete Beach, FL 

June 13-14, 2013

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16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Code: PVT-132

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Topics & Objectives

  • Topics
    • Doppler fundamentals
    • Venous anatomy/scan techniques
    • and normal characteristics
    • Evaluation of venous pathology
    • Live demo: evaluation for DVT
    • Upper extrem. venous evaluation
    • Saphenous vein mapping
    • Vein ablation pitfalls
    • Superficial vein evaluation and vein
    • mapping
    • Venous insufficiency and perforator
    • evaluation
    • Hands-on sessions
    • Pre-ablation mapping
    • Post-ablation scanning

  1. Upon completion of this program, the participant should be able to:
    1. Increase the participants' knowledge to better perform and/or interpret lower extremity venous evaluation for vein closure procedures.
    2. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper and lower extremity venous systems into Venous duplex ultrasound evaluations.
    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 venous evaluation of the lower extremities, including pre and post vein ablation evaluation.
    5. Differentiate normal/abnormal imaging, spectral Doppler and Color characteristics of venous disease.
    6. State the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of venous insufficiency during POST procedure evaluations.
    7. List the various options for treatment of venous insufficiency.
    8. Perform evaluation for venous insufficiency and patency of perforators for vein therapy treatment.
    9. Apply the diagnostic criteria for identifying significant venous insufficiency.

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Target Audience
Sonographers, physicians, physician assistants and other medical professionals learning how to perform and/or interpret peripheral vascular duplex/color examinations and physiologic arterial testing (proof of allied health experience required). Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with internal medicine, cardiology, radiology, general/vascular surgery, and primary care.
Course Instructors
Phillip J Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU
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 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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