DVT – Lower Extremity: Core Clinical Module
This DVT – Lower Extremity: Core Clinical Module focuses on the sonographic evaluation of lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT), including both first-time and recurrent DVTs. Course lessons cover normal lower extremity vasculature, sonographic anatomy, and scanning technique. Multiple DVT ultrasound protocols (ranging from point-of-care to comprehensive whole-leg ultrasound examination) are discussed. Multiple real-patient DVT case studies and alternative conditions included in the differential diagnosis of DVT (e.g., Baker’s cyst) are presented.
In-module questions and an end-module mastery test assess didactic knowledge. The patented SonoSimulator® helps to develop the requisite image acquisition, image interpretation, and cognitive task awareness required to perform DVT ultrasound.
- Normal Anatomy & Physiology
- Sonographic Anatomy
- Sonographic Technique
- POCUS DVT Examination
- Case Studies
- Imaging Tips & Pitfalls
Hands-On CasesThe SonoSimulator helps develop the requisite image acquisition, image interpretation, and cognitive task awareness central to performing DVT ultrasound. The DVT – Lower Extremity: Core Clinical Module provides the opportunity to virtually scan real-patient ultrasound cases and learn to identify DVTs in various venous segments along the proximal lower extremity.
- Partially occlusive thrombi cases
- Completely occlusive thrombi cases
- Acute thrombi cases
- Chronic-appearing thrombi cases
- Identified thrombi in the common femoral, proximal femoral, profunda femoris, mid femoral, and popliteal venous segments of the leg
- Scan DVT differential diagnosis conditions (e.g., Baker’s cyst)
- Apply real-time compression ultrasound for DVT screening
- Apply color-flow, pulsed-wave, and power Doppler for vascular assessment
Knowledge Assessment with Performance Tracking
- 20 interspersed questions and answers with real-time feedback
- 20-question mastery test
Continued Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and SonoSim, Inc. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 4 hours of ACEP Category I credit.