Vascular Mapping for Preoperative Planning of Dialysis Access: Advanced Clinical Module
This Advanced Clinical Module provides an in-depth understanding of using ultrasound to perform vascular mapping as part of preoperative planning for dialysis access. The Course explores the use of ultrasound to survey upper extremity vasculature and determine the most desirable hemodialysis access site for arteriovenous fistula or graft creation. Relevant anatomy of the upper extremity vasculature, imaging protocols, and the various types of arteriovenous fistulae and grafts are discussed. In-module questions and a final mastery test assess didactic knowledge.
The patented SonoSimulator® helps develop the requisite cognitive task awareness and psychomotor skills required for performing ultrasound vascular mapping of the upper extremities.
- Sonographic Anatomy
- Sonographic Technique
- Imaging Tips & Pitfalls
Hands-On CasesThe SonoSimulator will help you develop and maintain the critical psychomotor and visuospatial skills that are central to performing vascular mapping with ultrasound for the preoperative planning of hemodialysis access sites in a convenient and risk-free setting.
- 10 real-patient based cases
- Right arm and left arm studies
- Virtual tutor with probe-orientation guidance
- Color Flow and Pulsed-Wave Doppler features
- Venous evaluation with compression
Knowledge Assessment with Performance Tracking
- 16 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 5 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 5 hours of ACEP Category I credit.