Venous Ultrasound for Point-of-Care - Training Video

Venous Ultrasound for Point-of-Care


Venous Ultrasound for Point-of-Care

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Venous Ultrasound for Point-of-Care

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Venous Ultrasound for Point of Care Training Video is designed to review the fundamentals and scanning protocols related to performing venous ultrasound for the point-of-care setting.

Date of Original Release: 1/5/2021
Reviewed for content accuracy: 1/5/2024
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 1/5/2027
Video Length: 0:56:00

Online Video Product Code: OV-VPOC2
DVD Product Code: VL-VPOC2
USB Product Code: USB-VPOC2


  • Venous Anatomy of the Superficial and Deep Systems
  • Complete vs Focused Examinations
  • Transducer Selection / Patient Position
  • Scanning Protocol
  • Probe Compression Technique
  • Acute vs Chronic DVT
  • Normal and Abnormal Duplex Findings
  • Bakers Cyst


  • Select the appropriate transducer for performing the lower extremity venous ultrasound examination.
  • Outline scan protocols for the focused and complete examinations.
  • Recognize the anatomy of the superficial and deep venous systems of the lower extremity
  • Recall the probe compression technique when examining the deep veins of the lower extremity
  • Recognize normal and abnormal spectral Doppler and color characteristics when performing lower extremity venous ultrasound examinations.


Physicians, PA’s, sonographers, and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting venous ultrasound examinations for the Point-of- care setting. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) emergency medicine, critical care, intensivist, trauma surgeons, cardiology, internal medicine, and primary care.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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)
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.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
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.

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 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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