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Introduction to Venous Imaging and Ultrasound Evaluation for Vein Therapy

Course Code: PVT-132
Location: St. Pete Beach, FL 
Available Date(s):
16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Also meets CME requirements for ARDMS

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Course Description

This live, two-day Introduction to Venous Imaging & Ultrasound Evaluation for Vein Therapy hands-on course is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret peripheral venous ultrasound examinations.  The Introduction to Venous Imaging and Ultrasound Evaluation for Vein Therapy hands-on ultrasound training is taught by leading vascular specialists and includes lectures, interactive case studies, and extensive hands on training featuring a 3:1 hands-on ratio with live models.  The Peripheral Venous Ultrasound protocols are taught in accordance with AIUM and IAC guidelines.  Topics include Duplex/Color Flow imaging of the venous system, Duplex/color evaluation of venous insufficiency, overview of venous ablation techniques and venous ultrasound mapping for vein ablation procedures.  The hands-on Peripheral venous ultrasound training seminar incorporates the review of 35+ cases and offers 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (also meets ARDMS and ICAVL- CME requirements). 

This intensive hands-on venous imaging and ultrasound evaluation for vein ablation therapy program provides the training needed to immediately begin integrating the skills learned into clinical practice.

Experience the Difference in Ultrasound Education!

  • 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
Course Code: PVT-132
Course Objectives & Itinerary
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/Course Pre-Requisites
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. Back to topBack to the top of the page
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

Betsy Waisenberg, RDMS, RDCS
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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Continuing Education Credits
16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
additional CME information...
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.

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