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Ultrasound Evaluation of Aortic Endografts

Ultrasound Evaluation of Aortic Endografts

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Product Details

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 4/27/2016
This edition valid for credit through: 4/27/2019
Video Length: 0:49:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-AOE
DVD: VL-AOE
ISBN: 978-1-940954-83-7


Ultrasound Evaluation of Aortic Endografts

Ultrasound Evaluation of Aortic Endografts Training Video is designed to review endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), the role of duplex color detection, post-op surveillance protocols, and diagnostic criteria. The presentation will address methods, advantages, and limitations of color Doppler ultrasound for the evaluation of patients with endovascular aortic grafts.

  • All Training Videos are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Expand Diagnostic & Interventional Services Offered
  • ACCME Accredited with Commendation
  • Offered as DVD or Online Video Options with or without Credits (Credits can be purchased at a later date)
  • Immediate UNLIMITED Access with all online videos
  • All Training Videos are recorded in High Definition format and professionally edited
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Topics

  • Importance of Ultrasound in Evaluating EVAR
  • EVAR vs' Open AAA Repair
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Duplex and its Role in EVAR
  • EVAR and Endoleaks
  • Duplex Scan Protocols for Evaluation of Endoleaks
  • Post-Operative Surveillance
  • Case Examples

Objectives

  • Increase knowledge and competence to perform and/or interpret ultrasound evaluation of aortic endografts.
  • Outline scan techniques for optimal ultrasound evaluation of the abdominal aorta, aortic aneurysms, and endovascular grafts.
  • Define the term; endoleak and list the different types.
  • Cite several sonographic criteria for stenosis and dysfunction of AV fistulas/grafts.
  • Identify key sonographic findings associated with normal and abnormal endovascular aortic graft.
  • Recognize and analyze ultrasound and CT angiography for detection of endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair.

Target Audience

Sonographers, physicians, nurse practitioners, PA’s or other medical professional performing and/or interpreting aortic endograft ultrasound exams. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) : Internal Medicine, Vascular Medicine, Radiology, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, and Cardiology.

Course Faculty

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Robert Atnip  MD, RVT, RPVI

Chief Vascular Surgery Section, Dept. of Surgery. Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.
Professor of Surgery and Radiology. Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Hershey, PA.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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)
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)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Accreditation Statement

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


The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 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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