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The treatment options available to the phlebologist are broad and complex. In this section, experts in venous disease discuss a variety of topics in this challenging area, including intraoperative ultrasound.

Venous Treatment: Anesthesia and Techniques

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-160

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The endovenous thermal ablation procedure is the standard for treatment of chronic superficial truncal venous disease.  While highly effective, it often does not fully treat the patient suffering from chronic venous insufficiency.  This package is designed especially for the phlebologist and covers many of the treatments often performed concomitantly with thermal ablation.  The primary author, John Mauriello, is one of the most widely respected phlebologists in the world and is responsible for developing and refining many of these procedures.  This is also highly useful information for the sonographer assisting in the treatment room.

Estimated Time Required for Course Completion: 5 hours      CME: 5.0 hours

Treatment Package 

Anesthesia for Office Based Vein Procedures     0.50 hrs

Ambulatory Phlebectomy     0.50 hrs

Treating Visible Bulbous Tributaries: Ambulatory Phlebectomy vs. Sclerotherapy     1.00 hrs

Treating Feet - The Right Way     0.50 hrs

Duplex for saphenous ablation: Technique     1.00 hrs

Nerves of Interest During Venous Interventions     0.75 hrs

 

Objectives:

  • Define the types of local anesthesia and optimal administration techniques 
  • Learn commonly used anesthetics, typical dosage, and method of action
  • Review potential allergic or adverse reaction to various anesthetics   
  • Learn the contraindications for in-office ambulatory phlebectomy  
  • Describe the techniques necessary to perform phlebectomy 
  • Identify the potential complications from microphlebectomy and sclerotherapy and their incidence  
  • Discuss optimal dressings and bandaging following the procedure
  • Learn the terminology for venous disease of the foot 
  • Acquire a knowledge of the classification of various sclerosants 
  • Learn to determine if phlebectomy or sclerotherapy is preferred for treatment of the foot
  • Describe importance of knowing the anatomy prior to assisting in ablation
  • Describe how to assist in a endovenous thermal ablation procedure 
  • Describe the types of nerves present in the limb
  • Learn the nerve anatomy of the leg and how to identify them with ultrasound  
  • Understand the range of potential nerve complications from various venous treatments and their incidence  
  • Learn how to avoid the potentially devastating complications of nerve injury   

 

 

Original Release: June 15, 2018   Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

This program is intended for physicians, vascular sonographers, nurses, and other allied health professionals.  There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering the topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate. 

$200.00
Rated: 
5

Venous Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology and CEAP Classification

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-111

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This presentation provides an overview of the superficial and deep venous anatomy and how the system works to accommodate venous return from the lower extremity. A basic review of hemodynamics is covered with special emphasis on the function and importance of the various muscle pumps and coupled with the venous valves allow the system to accomplish its primary fnction of returning blood to the heart. The pathophysiology of venous system dysfunction is highlighted allowing the student to understand what is happening in a patient presenting with chronic venous disease. Finally, you will be able to accurately classify the degree of chronic venous disease of your patients using the CEAP classification is presented. References in support of statements made and for further study are provided throughout the presentation.  

Course Objectives

  • Review lower extremity venous anatomy, especially with regards to tissue and muscle compartment
  • Learn the various venous pumps and their role in lower extremity venous return
  • Acquire the ability to classify a patient’s venous disease severity 
  • Review the pathophysiology of venous system dysfunction

Video Running Time: 54"     Total Estimated Time Required for Completion: 64"     CME: 1.0 hours 

This program is intended for physicians, vascular sonographers, nurses, and other allied health professionals.  There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation.

After viewing this video presentation covering the topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 28, 2015       Reviewed: September 1, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.  

$30.00
Rated: 
4.9375

Venous Duplex Ultrasound: Pre, Peri, and Post Treatment

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-118

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This presentation provides an overview of the fundamentals of the ultrasound component within a vein center. Beginning with a venous insufficiency duplex ultrasound exam, we guide the student with the general principles of the initial diagnostic aspect, arguable the critical piece of the vein center. We continue with the requirements for ultrasound guidance during thermal and chemical ablation procedures, and finally the ultrasound evaluation following those interventional procedures. While not overly detailed in any aspect, this is designed to give the student a broad idea of the nuances involved. If you are new to the vein center or are not sure what you are doing is completely up to date, this is a great course on which to begin a solid foundation.  

Objectives

  • Evaluate patients utilizing Doppler ultrasound for the presence of venous incompetence
  • Describe with confidence which vessels are involved
  • Identify the vessel that will be accessed for ablation
  • Describe the role of the sonographer during endovenous thermal and chemical ablation procedures
  • Assess the patient for complications post ablation

Estimated time for Course Completion: 88"   CME: 1.5 hours

This program is intended for physicians, sonographers, or other allied health professionals. There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015     Reviewed: September 1, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

$30.00
Rated: 
4.92857

Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Following Venous Intervention

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-146

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Performing a lower extremity duplex ultrasound following venous intervention is a common examination in most vein centers. Specifically, this examination in the context of the patient undergoing thermal and chemical ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, as well as ligation and harvest or stripping of the truncal veins are addressed. These patients are evaluated for a number of reasons which will be reviewed. In particular, the adverse outcomes, their incidence of occurrence, how to recognize and report them will be covered in some detail. Finally, some time is spent on how to evaluate or gauge improvement of the patient as a result of that intervention.

Objectives

• Review guidelines for following patients with US after venous intervention

• Learn the incidence of adverse complications following EVTA and chemical ablation

• Learn the classification of endovenous heat induced thrombosis (EHIT)

• Consider venous system hemodynamics as an indicator of successful treatment

Estimated Time Required for Course Completion: 38"     CME: 0.5 hours

Original Date of Release: September 01, 2016   Reviewed: August 1, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

This program is intended for physicians, vascular sonographers, nurses, and other allied health professionals.  There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering the topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate. 

$15.00
Rated: 
4.714285

Pumps of the Leg

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-134

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An often under recognized cause of the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency is the dysfunction of the various muscle pumps of the leg. Most phlebologists know about the calf muscle pump, but there are other important pumps of the leg that all contribute to venous outflow and ultimately lower extremity venous system function. The importance of assessing these pumps cannot be overstating as treatment of venous reflux is unlikely to help a patient with inadequate leg pumps. The function of these pumps and how each contributes to venous system function is described. This overview is provided by Dr. John Mauriello, past president of the American College of Phlebology, who has nearly 3 decades of exclusive phlebology practice.

Course Objectives

  • Review the muscle pumps of the leg
  • Learn the venous drainage routes of the foot
  • Learn the components that contribute to the calf muscle pump
  • Recognize the patient with muscle pump failure

Total Estimated Time Required for Completion: 30"     CME: 0.5 hours

This program is intended for physicians, sonographers, or other allied health professionals. There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015    Reviewed: August 1, 2017     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2018



System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

$15.00
Rated: 
4.833335

Anesthesia for Office-Based Vein Procedures

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-133

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Traditionally, venous interventions were carried out in the hospital often under general anesthesia. Advances in technology have transformed many of these procedures which can now be safely carried out in an office setting. These interventions are typically performed under local anesthesia which when performed properly can be safely carried out. Nonetheless, a thorough knowledge base is required in order to minimize the inherent that persist with any anesthesia. Dr. Mauriello is past president of the American College of Phlebology, and is uniquely and eminently qualified to speak on this subject given his background in anesthesia coupled with nearly 3 decades of exclusive phlebology practice. Additionally, the sonographer can aid in this realm providing imaging to guide the anesthesia as well imaging of adjacent nerves.

Course Objectives

  • Define the types of local anesthesia
  • Learn commonly used anesthetics, typical dosage, and method of action
  • Review potential allergic or adverse reaction to various anesthetics
  • Learn optimal administration techniques
  • Review recommended monitoring for various types of anesthesia
  • Recognize the signs of toxicity

Total Estimated Time Required for Completion: 30"     CME: 0.5 hours

This program is intended for physicians, vascular sonographers, nurses, and other allied health professionals.  There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015       Reviewed: August 1, 2017     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2018

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

$30.00
Rated: 
4.6
Additional Suggested Courses: 

Treating Visible Bulbous Tributaries - Sclerotherapy versus Micro-Phlebectomy

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-132

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One our most highly recommended courses, this presentation provides guidelines for treatment of bulging varicose tributaries based on the author’s nearly 30 year experience. He provides not only his perspective and experience with techniques he has developed but also notes where others may choose to deviate. Areas covered include the initial evaluation of the patient, sclerosants, their methods of action and how to prepare them, necessary equipment, anesthesia, techniques for extraction of veins, post procedure dressings and potential complications. With generous photographs demonstrating all these techniques, this is a unique and incredibly informative course on the subject.

Course Objectives:  

  • Learn the indications for microphlebectomy and / or sclerotherapy
  • Describe various sclerosants and their method of action
  • Learn the contraindications for in-office ambulatory phlebectomy Introduce the proper patient preparation requirements for either procedure
  • Describe the techniques necessary to perform phlebectomy
  • Identify the potential complications from microphlebectomy and sclerotherapy and their incidence
  • Discuss optimal dressings and bandaging following the procedure

Total Estimated Time Required for Completion: 60"     CME: 1.0 hours

This program is intended for physicians, vascular sonographers, nurses, and other allied health professionals.  There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015      Reviewed: August 1, 2017     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2018

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

$40.00
Rated: 
4.77778
Additional Suggested Courses: 

Treating Feet - The "Right" Way

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-131

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This presentation deals with treating the feet of patients with chronic venous insufficiency. The author has extensive experience in this procedure and provides not only his experience and techniques but also notes where others may choose to deviate from the techniques. Dr. Mauriello notes, “right is what’s left after doing everything wrong” and with more than 30 years of phlebology practice, he admits to plenty of experience with both. He provides a thorough overview of the various manifestations of CVI around the feet and ankles and explains the different treatment methods available depending upon the patient presentations and complaints. Sclerotherapy is covered in detail with emphasis on how to choose the proper sclerosants for a given patient and its optimal use. Additionally, microphlebectomy of veins around the foot is also explained. With generous photographs demonstrating all these techniques, this is a unique and highly recommended course on this subject.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the terminology for venous disease of the foot
  • Acquire a knowledge of the classification of various sclerosants
  • Learn to determine if phlebectomy or sclerotherapy is preferred for treatment of the foot
  • Learn the optimal volume and strengths of sclerosants to use on the ankle
  • Describe the techniques necessary to perform phlebectomy
  • Identify the potential complications from these procedures and their incidence

Total Estimated Time Required for Completion: 30"     CME: 0.5 hours

This program is intended for physicians, vascular sonographers, nurses, and other allied health professionals.  There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015       Reviewed: August 1, 2017     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2018

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

$20.00
Rated: 
4.75
Additional Suggested Courses: 

Nerves of Importance During Venous Treatments

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-130

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Many of the techniques currently used in the treatment of these patients carry significant risk of nerve injury – a very devastating complication. The sonographer is uniquely qualified to provide guidance in this area as nerves can successfully be imaged with quality ultrasound. Pre and peri operative knowledge of the precise location of important nerves can allow the phlebologist to safely avoid most of the potential complications. This presentation provides a thorough overview of the particular nerves of interest in this arena. Dr. Mauriello is uniquely and eminently qualified to speak on this subject given his background in anesthesia coupled with 3 decades exclusively practicing phlebology.

Course Objectives

  • Learn the nerve anatomy of the leg and how to identify them with ultrasound
  • Describe the types of nerves present in the limb
  • Understand the range of potential nerve complications from various venous treatments and their incidence
  • Learn how to avoid these potentially devastating complications

Total Estimated Time Required for Completion: 30"     CME: 0.5 hours

This program is intended for physicians, sonographers, or other allied health professionals. There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015       Reviewed: August 1, 2017     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2018

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

$20.00
Rated: 
4.42857
Additional Suggested Courses: 

Accessory Saphenous, Small Saphenous, and Perforating Veins: Anatomy, Function and Technical Tips for Imaging

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-123

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This presentation will begin with an anatomical review of accessory saphenous veins, the small saphenous vein, and perforating veins. This understanding is critical for performance of a venous duplex exam. You will learn to differentiate accessory saphenous veins from tributaries. The termination of the small saphenous vein and its importance will be thoroughly covered. Finally, the perforating veins will be reviewed with the goal of understanding their true function in the lower extremity venous system and a look at the literature with regards to efficacy of treatments. The overall function of these vessels will be reviewed in order to better understand if intervention can aid in improving venous physiological function. Please note: these topics are also covered by other presentations specific to the vessel in question (see course list) which are somewhat more detailed in their treatment of that subject. It would NOT generally be recommended to take this course AND the individual topics.   Running time: 89"   CME - 1.5 hours

Objectives

  • Provide an anatomical overview
  • Learn nuances of evaluating non-truncal veins
  • Learn the variations of small saphenous termination
  • Introduce the concept of reflux sourcing
  • Consider the potential risks and benefits from treatment of these vessels

Total Estimated Time for Completion: 90"    CME:1.5 hours  

This program is intended for physicians, sonographers, or other allied health professionals. There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015     Reviewed: September 1, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

$25.00
Rated: 
4.7
Additional Suggested Courses: 

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-119

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Course Description: This presentation provides an overview of the ambulatory phlebectomy in the treatment of chronic venous disease. The author has extensive experience in this procedure and provides not only his experience and techniques but also notes where others may choose to deviate from the techniques that he has developed over the past 25 years. Areas covered include the initial evaluation of the patient, contra-indications, necessary equipment, anesthesia, techniques for extraction of the veins, post procedure dressings and potential complications. With generous photographs demonstrating all these techniques, this is a unique and highly recommended course on this subject.  

Objectives

  • Learn the contraindications for in-office ambulatory phlebectomy
  • Introduce the proper patient preparation requirements for this procedure
  • Describe the techniques necessary to perform phlebectomy
  • Identify the potential complications from this procedure and their incidence
  • Discuss optimal dressings and bandaging following the procedure

Total Estimated Time Required for Completion: 32"     CME: 0.5 hours

This program is intended for physicians, vascular sonographers, nurses, and other allied health professionals.  There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015      Reviewed: August 1, 2017     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2018

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

$30.00
Rated: 
4.5

Duplex for saphenous ablation: Techniques

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-117

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This presentation will begin with an anatomical review of the lower extremity venous system since this understanding is critical to know prior to the performance of an ablation. You will learn the steps that we take to make the case more efficient. You will learn how to assist during a thermal ablation procedure and identify three take home tricks to be used during your next endothermal venous ablation procedure.  Running Time: 28"    CME  0.5 hours 

Objectives

  • Describe importance of knowing the anatomy prior to assisting in ablation
  • Explain the importance of knowing the steps of the procedure
  • Describe how to assist in a endovenous thermal ablation procedure
  • Identify three take home tricks

Estimated time for Course Completion: 33"   CME: 0.5 hours

This program is intended for physicians, sonographers, or other allied health professionals. There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015      Reviewed: August 15, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

$20.00
Rated: 
4.714285

Imaging of Perforating Veins: Anatomy, Function and Technical Tips

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-116

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This presentation will begin with an anatomical review of the perforating veins.  We demonstrate a number of examples of perforating veins with an emphasis of how to successfully demonstrate these challenging vessels with duplex ultrasound. Much time is spent on the hemodynamics of perforating veins and how they function in the lower extremity venous system. We thoroughly review the literature with regards to efficacy of treatments.  ( Note: this topic is also covered in the presentation entitled, Imaging of Accessory Veins, the Small Saphenous Vein, and Perforating Veins: Technical Tips and Duplex Predictors of Benefit from Intervention. However, more detailed information specific to perforating veins is contained here. It would generally not be recommended to take this course AND the combined presentation.  Running Time:40"    CME - 0.75 hours

Objectives

  • Provide an anatomical overview
  • Learn correct terminology
  • Consider the role of perforating veins in venous hemodynamics
  • Review the history of perforating vein treatment
  • Contemplate the potential risks and benefits from treatment of these vessels

Total Estimated Time for Course Completion: 45"   CME: 0.75 hours

This program is intended for physicians, sonographers, or other allied health professionals. There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage. 

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015       Reviewed: August 12, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

Accessory Veins: Anatomy, Terminology, and Technical Tips

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-115

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This presentation will begin with an anatomical review of accessory saphenous veins and how to differentiate these vessels from tributaries. A thorough knowledge of anatomy is the critical if one is to successfully evaluate these vessels. We demonstrate a number of examples of accessory saphenous veins with an emphasis of how to successfully demonstrate these challenging vessels with duplex ultrasound. The hemodynamics of accessory saphenous veins and their role in in the lower extremity venous system function is covered. Finally, we review the efficacy and potential benefit with regards to the treatment of these vessels. (Note: this topic is also covered in the presentation entitled, Imaging of Accessory Veins, the Small Saphenous Vein, and Perforating Veins. However, more detailed information specific to accessory saphenous veins is contained here. However, it would generally not be recommended to take this course AND the combined presentation.) 

Objectives

  • Provide an anatomical overview
  • Learn correct terminology
  • Learn how to differentiate accessory saphenous veins from the great saphenous vein
  • Consider the role of accessory veins in venous insufficiency
  • Contemplate the potential risks and benefits from treatment of these vessels

Estimated time for Course Completion: 35"   CME: 0.5 hours

This program is intended for physicians, sonographers, or other allied health professionals. There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015       Reviewed: August 1, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

$20.00
Rated: 
4.416665

The Small Saphenous Vein: Anatomy, Imaging Tips and Interventional Considerations

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-114

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This presentation will begin with an anatomical review of the small saphenous vein, in particular its termination. A thorough knowledge of anatomy is the critical if one is to successfully evaluate these vessels. The hemodynamics of small saphenous veins and their role in in the lower extremity venous system function is covered. Finally, we review the efficacy and potential benefit with regards to the treatment of these vessels. Importantly, we also thoroughly review the potential pitfalls when treating these truncal veins, including the increased risk of impacting adjacent nerves. (Note: this topic is also covered in the presentation entitled, Imaging of Accessory Veins, the Small Saphenous Vein, and Perforating Veins: Technical Tips and Duplex Predictors of Benefit from Intervention. However, more detailed information specific to the small saphenous vein is contained here. It would generally not be recommended to take this course AND the combined presentation.) 

Objectives:

  • Provide an anatomical overview
  • Learn correct terminology
  • Learn the variations of SSV termination
  • Consider the role of the SSV in venous insufficiency
  • Review the adjacent nerves that are potentially impacted during intervention
  • Contemplate the potential risks and benefits from treatment of this vessel

Estimated time for Course Completion: 46"   CME: 0.75 hours

This program is intended for physicians, sonographers, or other allied health professionals. There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015      Reviewed: August 1, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.