For clinicians and physicians from all specialties and experience. You'll learn the complete ICAVL recommended protocols for all aspects of peripheral vascular imaging, including:
- superficial and deep venous valvular incompetence
- lower extremity arterial occlusive disease
- graft and stent assessment
- false aneurysm and fistula
- AAA and dissection (from the root to the umbilicus)
- renal and celiac/mesenteric vascular stenosis
- Baker's cyst
- vascular access.
We'll practice the protocols repeatedly in the scan lab and explain each part of each step, along with the clinical processes behind each one. After regular class hours the scan lab remains open around the clock for you to practice independently, on yourself or your peers in class.
Class is small, permitting us to identify and respond to your individual needs at every step. Every question you have about vascular testing, hemodynamics, or physics is going to be answered. Graduates of formal ultrasound programs attend to better understand the clinical relationship of these tests, in preparation for the CCI, ARDMS, and ACR certification exams.
Emergency and critical care physicians find the hands-on focus powerfully effective in mastering the machine for their needs.
From the smallest hospitals to Harvard Medical School
& St. Jude Children's, we've served them all.
In the industry from GE & Philips to Toshiba and Siemens;
solo practitioners to the entire Puerto Rico Cardiology Society.
Single-event or ongoing Resident training anywhere.
-Individuals or groups of any size, working within your practice hours
-Special programs for Resident training
HOURS: Monday 9am-4pm . Adjourn by noon Wednesday. This class is immediately followed by our separate Hands-On Carotid & Vertebral Duplex Vascular Imaging class.
LOCATION: Class held on site at the Hyatt House Suite Hotel, Irving, Texas. Discounted student rate guaranteed.
TUITION: $1500 (US funds) Class size strictly limited;
registration in accordance with our administrative policies.
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SONOGRAPHERS who are beginning or extending their career skills into this area who will be working under the direct supervision of qualified and experienced staff.
NURSES already working in cardio- or neurovascular medicine who will be implementing ultrasound into their clinical service.
EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE PHYSICIANS & NURSES who will be using ultrasound for vascular access.
PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS who want to add vascular diagnostics to their practice.
Any physician who will be performing VENOUS CLOSURE in their practice, regardless of specialty.
ENGINEERING and INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS who want to understand completely the marriage of their instrument to the clinical science of its use.
Any professional, regardless of experience or specialty who is preparing to take the NATIONAL REGISTRY EXAMINATIONS for vascular ultrasound.
This course is conducted independent of any commercial or institutional grant, industry support or sponsorship. No faculty members have any commercial interests or participation that might influence its content. Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:
- Perform a complete ultrasound exam of the lower and upper extremity venous and arterial system; make and present all measurements of image and Doppler data.
- Chart the vascular anatomy and discuss the physiology of the legs and arms from the aorta to the fingers and toes, through the microcirculation, and back to the heart.
- Describe the effects of arterial narrowing on each component of the normal Doppler-recorded cardiac blood flow cycle.
- Identify and correct image and Doppler artifacts through both machine controls and operator technique.
- Discuss the mythology surrounding the role of each of the following and optimize each for the complete peripheral vascular exam:
-angle of incidence
-sample gate (volume) size
-color Doppler vs. achromatic Doppler sensitivity
-diagnosis of total vessel occlusion
-clot echogenicity vs chronological aging
- Perform Doppler assessment of any vessel or valve using proper angle correction and display controls to maintain compliance with ICAVL Standards.
- Identify and classify Baker's cyst and differentiate it from popliteal entrapment.
- Quickly locate and affirm the subclavian artery/vein and carotid / IJV for proper vascular access.
- Inspect the aorta from its root, through the arch, and along its abdominal/pelvic course for evidence of aneurysm or dissection.
- Perform a rapid survey of the renal vasculature including the main renal artery and regional microcirculatory flow, documenting both RA/Ao and RI ratios.
- Communicate all findings in a concise summary using standardized terminology; recognize urgent scenarios which require immediate physician attention.
- Discuss freely your special interest topics and prepare to undertake the national certification exam.
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