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Bundled CME Credit Courses

These packages combine multiple courses designed to provide a fundamental knowledge base as well as advanced topics for ultrasound evaluation and cover various areas in vascular ultrasound and phlebology, specifically venous anatomy, hemodynamics and treatments within the vein center. 

Introduction to Venous Evaluation

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-164

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This module serves as an introduction to the use of venous ultrasound in the vein center offering treatment to patient's suffering from chronic venous insufficiency.  For the sonographer new to this setting, the knowledge and skill set is different from many settings. These courses are aimed to provide a basic overview of the skills and knowledge required. Included are:

  • Venous Anatomy, Pathology, Pathophysiology, and CEAP (1.25 hours)
  • Venous Duplex Ultrasound: Pre, Peri, and Post Treatment  (1.50 hrs)
  • Accessory Saphenous, Small Saphenous, and Perforating Veins: Anatomy, Function and Technical Tips for Imaging (1.25 Hours)
  • Don't Forget the Lower Extremity Deep Veins (1.25 hours)
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Following Venous Intervention (0.75 hrs)

Course Objectives

  • Review lower extremity venous anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of venous system dysfunction 
  • Learn how 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
  • 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 Required for Course Completion: 6.0 hours      CME: 6.0 hours

Original Release: February 01, 2019   Reviewed: September 1, 2019     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 30, 2020

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.

 

 

$100.00
Rated: 
4.8
Additional Suggested Courses: 

Vascular Sonography Module

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-161

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This module includes a number of basic vascular courses covering a variety of topics in vascular ultrasound. These include some background information on testing that is done routinely as well as some "how to" information on testing that the typical vascular sonographer may not perform regularly. 

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

Topics included are: 

Ultrasound Physics Simplified  (Bill Schroedter) - 1.0 Hours

What Does This Knob Do To My Image?  (Jean Melendez) - 0.5 hours

Arterial Stenosis - Let the Waveforms Guide You (Bill Schroedter) - 1.0 hours

Upper Extremity Veins (Ann Marie Kupinski) - 1.0 Hours

Dialysis Access Grafts and Fistulas (Ann Marie Kupinski) - 0.75 Hours

Measurement Methodology and Duplex Ultrasound Criteria in  Extracranial Carotid Examination (Bill Schroedter) - 0.75 Hours)

May Thurner Syndrome - The Real Story  (Jean Melendez)  - 1 Hours

Renal Artery Duplex Evaluation  (Bill Schroedter)  -  1.0 Hours

 

Course Objectives

  • Review background on the development of Doppler ultrasound criteria for disease classification
  • Describe various spectral Doppler waveform parameters and how they vary with disease states
  • Identify which knobs are frequently used for enhancing the 2D image, color Doppler, and pulsed Doppler during a vascular duplex examination
  • Learn various properties of ultrasound waves
  • Understand the Doppler equation and how it impacts our studies, especially the importance of angle of insonation 
  • List the essential components to an upper extremity venous ultrasound
  • Identify normal and abnormal imaging and Doppler findings in the upper extremity venous system
  • Describe the types of hemodialysis access grafts and fistulae
  • Define the normal ultrasound characteristics of a dialysis graft or fistula
  • Review diagnostic criteria for categorizing carotid artery stenosis
  • Understand the different measurement methodologies used with varying technologies and the potential sources of error in measuring and classifying carotid artery disease
  • Describe May Thurner Syndrome
  • Discuss diagnostic parameters as well as limitations during abdominal venous duplex in identyfying this condition 

Orignal Relase Date: April 2019             Reviewed: September 1, 2019     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 30, 2020

$100.00
Rated: 
5
Additional Suggested Courses: 

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    Reviewed: September 1, 2019     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 30, 2020

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: 
4.9

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    Reviewed: September 1, 2019     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 30, 2020

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: 
4.75
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    Reviewed: September 1, 2019     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 30, 2020

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: 
4.8125
Additional Suggested Courses: