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Ultrasound Evaluation of Dialysis Access Grafts and Fistulas - Training Video

Ultrasound Evaluation of Dialysis Access Grafts and Fistulas

 

Ultrasound Evaluation of Dialysis Access Grafts and Fistulas

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Ultrasound Evaluation of Dialysis Access Grafts and Fistulas

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Overview

The Ultrasound Evaluation of Dialysis Access Grafts and Fistulas training video is designed to review the arterial and venous anatomy within the upper extremities, illustrate the advantages of AV fistulas over other indwelling devices, demonstrate complications of dialysis access procedures, and state the sonographic criteria for stenosis and dysfunction.

Date of Original Release: 5/2/2022
This edition valid for credit through: 5/2/2025
Video Length: 0:50:00

Product Codes
Online Video: OV-DAGF3
DVD: VL-DAGF3
ISBN: 978-1-957519-02-9

Topics

  • Types of Dialysis
  • Management of Renal Disease
  • Dialysis Access Options and Types
  • Overview of Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Role of the Vascular Lab
  • Pre-operative Venous and Arterial Mapping
  • AV Access Complications

Objectives

  • Cite the arterial and venous anatomy of the upper extremities.
  • List the advantages of AV fistulas over grafts and venous catheters.
  • Recognize the common complications of dialysis access procedures.
  • Cite several sonographic criteria for stenosis and dysfunction of AV fistulas/grafts.

Audience

Physicians, PA’s, sonographers and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting dialysis access duplex/color flow imaging examinations. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) radiology, general surgery, vascular surgery, cardiology, internal medicine, and primary care.

Faculty

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Robert Atnip  MD, RVT, RPVI

Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery and Radiology
Division of Vascular Surgery
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
The College of Medicine
The Pennsylvania State University
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
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
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, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
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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Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

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 internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 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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