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Bundled Courses

Bundled packages containing a number of courses designed to provide a fundamental knowledge base as well as advanced topics for ultrasound evaluation.  These cover various areas within vascular ultrasound as well as many on venous anatomy, hemodynamics and treatments within the vein center.    

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

Advanced Venous Ultrasound Module

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-158

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This package is designed to expand your knoweldge and understanding of venous disease.  The courses expand upon the basics of venous system physiology and pathophysiology.  While a more advanced level, we have attempted to remain practical and this is knowledge that you will use regularly within the vein center.  

Estimated Time Required for Course Completion: 7 hours      CME: 7.0 hours

Courses Include: 

  • Are We Oblivious to Venous Hemodynamics     0.5 hr
  • Pumps of the Leg     0.50 hr
  • Why Duplex Derived Reflux Times Do NOT Correlate with Disease Severity     0.50 hr
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Popliteal Fossa     1.00 hr
  • Iliacs Galore     1.00 hr
  • May Thurner: The Real Story     1.25 hr
  • Recurrent Varicose Veins     1.00 hr
  • Lower Extremity Venous Pulsatility     1.00 hr

Objectives:

  • Review the physiologic impact of system dysfunction 
  • Review the muscle pumps of the leg 
  • Describe why reflux duration is NOT an indicator of disease severity 
  • Review the typical anatomic features and common pathologies of the popliteal fossa 
  • Understand the importance of knowing the venous anatomy PRIOR to picking up a transducer 
  • Describe how to perform IVC and iliac vein ultrasound examination
  • Understand the importance of being able to identify May Thurner Syndrome with duplex
  • Discuss diagnostic parameters and limitations of iliac compression during abdominal venous duplex
  • Review anatomic variances and their role in recurrent varicose veins 
  • Explore the etiology of pulsatile flow patterns in the venous system 

 

Original Release: June 10, 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
Additional Suggested Courses: 

Vein Center Basic Module

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-155

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This package contains a number of modules that provide a fundamental knowledge base for the sonographer new to the vein center or as a review for the more experienced sonographer / physician.  

Estimated Time Required for Course Completion: 12 hours      CME: 12.0 hours

 

Ultrasound is an essential component within a Vein Center.  Many of today's treatment options for patients suffering from chronic venous disease cannot be accomplished without high quality ultrasound.  The required sonography knowledge base is a hybrid of basic ultrasound knowledge and skills coupled with additional requirements specific to the treatment options.  The lower extremity venous anatomy is highly variable and thorough knowledge of the venous anatomy is a necessity.  Given that the goal of any treatment is to improve venous system dysfunction and correct venous hypertension, understanding the basic hemodynamics of the venous system is critical to correct interpretation of the ultrasound data and optimization of the treatment plan.  Consideration of these factors is necessary to ensure the proper treatment plan is implemented and patient outcomes are improved. 

Topics included are: 

  • Ultrasound Physics - Simplified (1 hr)

  • What Does This Knob Do To My Image?  (1.0 hrs)

  • Venous Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology of the Lower Extremity, and CEAP  (1.25 hrs) 

  • Basic Function and Hemodynamics of the Lower Extremity Venous System  (1.25 hrs)

  • The Small Saphneous Vein: Anatomy, Imaging Tips, Intervention  (0.75 hrs)

  • Accessory Veins: Anatomy, Terminology, and Technical Tips (0.75 hrs)

  • Imaging of Perforating Veins: Anatomy, Function and Technical Tips (0.75 hrs)

  • Don't Forget the Lower Extremity Deep System (1.25 hrs) 

  • Calf Vein Evaluation (1 hr)

  • Ankle Brachial Index for the Phlebologist   (1 hr)

  • Venous Duplex Ultrasound: Pre, Peri, and Post Treatment  (1.50 hrs)

  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Following Venous Intervention (0.75 hrs)

       

Course Objectives

  • Review lower extremity venous anatomy, especially with regards to tissue and muscle compartment 

  • Review the physiology and pathophysiology of venous system dysfunction 

  • Learn basic principles of pressure and flow relationships 

  • Acquire the ability to classify a patient’s venous disease severity  

  • Evaluate patients utilizing Doppler ultrasound for the presence of venous incompetence

  • Learn nuances of evaluating non-truncal veins

  • Introduce the concept of reflux sourcing

  • 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

 

Original Release: May 01, 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. 

$300.00
Rated: 
5
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