Validating Stenosis Criteria for Carotid Duplex Ultrasound

Date of Original Release: 1/13/2011
Reviewed for content accuracy: 4/23/2014
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 4/23/2017

Length: 54 minutes
ISBN: 978-1-932680-96-6
Price:  $99.00
Code: VL-SCCDUHD
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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Objectives and Topics
Upon completion of this program the participant should be able to:
  1. Cite the rationale for development of the SRU Consensus criteria
  2. Develop institution-specific carotid artery stenosis criteria
  3. List the techniques that can be used to evaluate the reliability of carotid artery stenosis criteria
  4. Plan and implement a quality assurance program to track the efficacy of carotid artery stenosis criteria

Topics:

  • Reporting the Results
  • Categorizing the Severity of Disease
  • Measurement Standards – Pre-1995
  • Measurement Standards – Since 1995
  • Sensitivity vs. Positive Predictive Value
  • Regular Ongoing Quality Assurance
Target Audience
Sonographers and other medical professionals learning how to perform carotid duplex/color examinations (proof of allied health experience required). Physicians at an entry level of interpreting examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with internal medicine, cardiology, radiology, and general/vascular surgery.
Course Instructors
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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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Compatibility Requirements
This DVD will play in most consumer devices with DVD playback or a personal computer with a DVD drive. A personal computer or internet-enabled device with an active connection is required for the CME quiz and certificate processing.
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 enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 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.

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