We provide the total solution for cross training, registry review, educational meetings and maintaining CME for registry status.

All courses are approved for CME credits by the Society of Vascular Ultrasound and follow the exam outlines for the ARDMS and CCI Registry boards.  All courses include 10 review questions which require a 70% or better pass score to obtain your CME certificate.

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  Course No Title Credit CME Status
vasc 102 Basic Terminology, Jargon, and Buzzwords 1   open
 

Can you talk the talk of the most basic vascular ultrasound phrases? You can be sure with this course.


Objectives:
The objective of this course is to provide you with an understanding of body and scanning orientation, scanning terminology, commonly used terms to characterize the ultrasound image, spectral and color Doppler and disease states commonly seen and basic patient communication.


   
vasc 104 Basic Venous Anatomy and Physiology 1   open
  Vascular ultrasound has a lot of "real estate" to cover as the vascular system has hundreds of vessels to remember. In order to perform a proper study, knowledge of the major vessels and their anatomical variances are challenging in each patient. Can you identify each one?

Objectives:
To be able to identify basic venous anatomy, location and origins of vessels, primary functions, and how alterations in flow may cause changes in system hemodynamics.

 


   
vasc 107 Vascular Testing and Recording Devices 1   open
  Technology is moving so rapidly today and the miriad of devices is growing. Do you know the basic devices being used in performing a proper study?

Objectives:
To understand the usage, theories, interpretation, limitations and controversies of the various recording devices utilized in vascular testing.
   
vasc 201 Pressure and Flow in the Arterial System 1   open
  How does physics determine the effect of stenosis, regurgitation, and many variables of the vascular system. Now you can understand the hows and whys of performing a proper Doppler exam.


Objectives:
The objective of this course is to provide you with an understanding of pressure and flow in the arterial system In this course you will learn and review basic pressure and energy relationships, characteristic of flow, transmission of energy, peripheral resistance and the effect of vessel diameter.
   
vasc 202 Basic Principles of Ultrasound 1   open
 

Understanding the principles and physics is important for image optimization, knobology, occupational safety, and the factors affecting the proper ultrasound study.

Objectives:
To be able to define principle characteristics of medical ultrasound to include the Doppler equation, types of echoes, principles, construction, artifacts, bioeffects and safety.


   
vasc 210 Clinical Overview of Arterial Disease and the Vascular Patient 1   open
 

The incidence of Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, is very difficult to determine in the general population. The prevalence of chronic Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) has been underestimated since it has been recognized. Learn more about arterial disease in the vascular patient.

Objectives:
The objective of this course is to provide you with an understanding of the clinical aspects of arterial disease states, patient treatment, patient history and physical examination.


   
vasc 211 Clinical Overview of Venous Disease and the Vascular Patient 1   open
 

The primary function of the systemic veins is to provide for the return of blood to the right heart. In many respects, venous physiology is much more complex than is arterial physiology. Increase your knowledge with this course on venous disease.

Objectives:
The objective of this course is to provide you with an understanding of the clinical aspects of venous disease states, patient treatment, patient history and physical examination.


   
vasc 212 Clinical Overview of Carotid Artery Disease and the Vascular Patient 1   open
 

The prevalence of carotid artery disease is difficult to estimate in the general population. Patients can only be identified and treated after they enter the medical system with related symptoms, or identified by screening due to high risk factors. The most common cause (90%) of carotid artery disease in the United States is from atherosclerosis. Learn more about this interesting lesson on carotid artery disease.

Objectives:
The objective of this course is to provide you with an understanding of the clinical aspects of carotid arterial disease, patient history and physical examination. You will learn incidence of carotid artery disease, risk factors, disease states and cerebral ischemia, medical and surgical interventions, how to take a patient history and perform a physical examination on the vascular patient.


   
vasc 223 Carotid Duplex Imaging: Current Techniques and Optimization 1   open
 

Stroke is one of the leading causes of adult disability in the United States. Strokes can be caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain or by a ruptured intracranial blood vessel. Because extracranial carotid artery occlusive disease is responsible for the majority of all strokes, carotid ultrasonography has become an important imaging modality for stroke prevention. Learn more about effective techniques to optimizing your patient study.

Objectives:
The objective of this course is to provide you with an understanding of carotid artery cerebrovascular events, anatomy, arterial exam protocol, and exam interpretation. In this course you will review the anatomy of the carotid arterial system, understand how to compete a full carotid duplex exam along with factors affecting image quality. You will understand the normal appearances of the carotid arteries and in diseased states. Interpretation of the study and the various carotid endarterectomy trails will be explained.


   
vasc 304 Transcranial Doppler Protocol and Technique 1   open
 

This course reviews the use of echocardiography as soft tissue imaging for the invasive specialist. The topics include preparation, orientation, standard views, anatomical structures in normal and abnormal states. Techniques used in diagnostic imaging include, 2 Dimensional, m-mode, basic colorflow imaging, and spectral Doppler are explained.

Objectives:
After completing this course, you should be able to describe intracranial vascular anatomy , transcranial Doppler and transcranial color Doppler methods and also identify appropriate access windows for various intracranial arteries in the TCD exam


   
vasc 305 Pre-Operative Vein-Artery Mapping Protocols and Techniques 1   dvmt
  Vascular sonography is very important in preparing a patient to undergo surgical treatment for vascular disease. Do you know the various protocols in use today?

Objectives:
After completing this course, you should be able to describe venous anatomy in the upper and lower extremities, determine suitability of veins for in situ and reverse vein bypass procedures, and describe ultrasound methods to mark the course of superficial veins in the arms and legs.


   
vasc 310 Renal Anatomy, Disease, Scanning and Interpretation 1   dvmt
 

Did you know that investigators have extended the application of this technology into the visceral vasculature because renovascular hypertension is potentially curable, so physicians have been eager to define a diagnostic test with acceptable sensitivity, and low morbidity for detection of renal artery stenosis.

Objectives:
After completing this course, you should be able to discuss renal anatomy and the pathophysiology of renovascular disease. Additionally, the student will be able to describe the protocols that are employed for completion of an accurate renal duplex evaluation and define the pitfalls associated with this study.


   
vasc 401 Transcranial Doppler Monitoring of Cerebral Vasospasm 1   dvmt
 

Since its introduction, TCD has been utilized in an increasing number of clinical settings and for a variety of indications; however, monitoring of cerebral vasospasm has demonstrated the highest utility. In this report the applications, techniques and criteria for the monitoring of cerebral vasospasm will be described.

Objectives:
After taking this course, you should be able identify the causes of and circumstances surrounding the onset of subarachnoid hemorrhage and vasospasm (VSP), identify the clinical outcomes following VSP based on physiologic conditions noted by the transcranial Doppler (TCD) examination, the grade of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and the therapies utilized, differentiate between VSP and hyperemic states, establish basic TCD protocols for VSP monitoring and identify the physiologic signs of VSP resolution and clinical outcomes.


   
vasc 411 Statistics and Testing Validation 1   dvmt
  Who loves statistics? No one. But, to better understand how statistics are involved in determining the best modes of detection and treatment it is important in how you perform a proper procedure. The author injects humorous anectdotes in describing how procedures evolve.

Objectives:
After taking this course, you should be able to describe statistical concepts, calculate statistical measures, and to determine specificity and sensitivity for a patient population group. This course is a completely interactive module.


   
           
     
   
     
           
           
           
           
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