Vascular Ultrasound Core Course - September 14-17, 2016
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This course will provide a foundation for the use of state-of-the-art techniques in vascular diagnosis. Emphasis is placed on a thorough understanding of the basic principles underlying the Doppler examination and clinical applications using color and spectral Doppler techniques.
Presentation topics include:
- Doppler and Color Doppler Physics and Instrumentation
- Interpretation of Spectral and Color Doppler
- Carotid Doppler
- Upper and Lower Extremity Venous Disease
- Abdominal Doppler
Techniques in diagnosis of peripheral arterial and venous disease are also covered. Applications in the abdomen and pelvis are discussed.
Lectures are complemented by demonstrations, informal question and answer sessions and hands-on scanning.
At the end of the three-day didactic session, participants have an opportunity to practice and apply the knowledge they have acquired by joining an optional, intensive practicum on the fourth day. Small group scanning sessions will run from 9:00 am to noon, providing an opportunity to gain hands-on experience using a wide variety of modern instrumentation. Scanning in informal tutorial groups is conducted under the guidance of experienced vascular technologists.
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This course is designed for those with minimal or no prior experience with vascular technology.
After attending the entire course, the participant should be able to:
- recognize the relationship between acoustic principles, hemodynamics, and the sonographic representation of major vessels and blood flow
- identify the ultrasound findings of abnormal examination
- describe the capabilities and limitations of Doppler ultrasound in assessment of vascular disease
- perform basic scanning of the vascular system
All faculty at continuing educating activities for nurses, physicians and allied health professionals are required to disclose to the audience (1) any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services and (2) any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials. Jefferson Conflict of Interest resolution process may result in changes to the agenda.
- 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 20.50 Attendance