Private Hands-On Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging
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Credits

Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound - Online Course
11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Hands-On Workshop
7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Location

St. Petersburg, FL  

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Product Code: PHO-CA



Private Hands-On Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Private Hands-on Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Course is taught by leading vascular ultrasound experts and offers fifteen (15) months unlimited access to the online course, plus one (1) day (6 hours) [date of your choice] scan lab with a 1:1 faculty to participant hands-on scan ratio at our facility in St. Petersburg, FL. The Private Hands-on Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Course is specifically designed for busy physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals taught in accordance with AIUM and IAC guidelines to increase diagnostic skills and scanning proficiency for interpreting carotid ultrasound examinations. For the best ultrasound education experience, completion of the online course prior to hands on scanning is recommended.

  • Doppler and Color Fundamentals: Vascular Ultrasound
  • Carotid Anatomy and Physiology
  • Normal Carotid Spectral Analysis
  • Carotid Scan Protocol
  • Carotid Duplex/ Color Ultrasound Scan Protocol: Live Demonstration
  • Carotid Stenosis Assessment
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Intima-Media Thickness
  • Challenging Carotid Case Studies
  • Non-Atherosclerotic Carotid Abnormalities

Topics

  • Doppler and Color Fundamentals: Vascular Ultrasound
  • Carotid Anatomy and Physiology
  • Normal Carotid Spectral Analysis
  • Carotid Scan Protocol
  • Carotid Duplex/ Color Ultrasound Scan Protocol: Live Demonstration
  • Carotid Stenosis Assessment
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Intima-Media Thickness
  • Challenging Carotid Case Studies
  • Non-Atherosclerotic Carotid Abnormalities

Objectives

  • Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations.
  • Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination.
  • Perform routine scan protocols, and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination.
  • Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics.
  • Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and evaluation and state the clinical significance as a screening method for cardiovascular disease.

Target Audience

Sonographers, physicians, physician assistants and other medical professionals learning how to perform and/or interpret carotid duplex/color examinations. Participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with internal medicine, cardiology, radiology, neurology, general/vascular surgery, and primary care.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Phillip J Bendick  PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU

Vascular Consultant.
Vass, NC.

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


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Continuing Education Credits

Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound

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 11.00 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.

Hands-On Workshop

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 live activity for a maximum of 7.00 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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