Vascular Mapping for Preoperative Planning of Dialysis Access Advanced Clinical Ultrasound Training

Learn how to use ultrasound to perform vascular mapping as part of preoperative planning for dialysis access. Explore 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. Develop the requisite cognitive task awareness and psychomotor skills required for performing ultrasound vascular mapping of the upper extremities.
CME Credits:
5
Cases:
10
Price $899.00
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How it Works

Each SonoSim module contains:

  • A Didactic, Cloud-Based, Multimedia Course
  • Real-Time Knowledge Checks & a Mastery Test
  • A Series of Hands-On, Real Patient Scanning Cases Accessed with the SonoSimulator® Ultrasound Probe

The SonoSimulator Ultrasound Probe is a one-time purchase and is your access key to the SonoSim modules you license annually. License to each module is purchased in the first year, and maintained with an annual membership fee. Keep scanning and maintain all your member benefits, including annual access to all your modules, with your low annual membership fee of $295 (complimentary in your first year).

Course Highlights

SonoSim cloud-based, multimedia, didactic courses are created by leading ultrasound experts, and are internet accessible immediately after purchase, on any device. There are knowledge checks with real-time feedback throughout each course, as well as a Mastery Test that is automatically graded.

The course in this module covers topics including:

  • Vascular Mapping Indications
  • Arteriovenous Fistulae and Graft Anatomy
  • Sonographic Characteristics of Arterial and Venous Anatomy
  • Sonographic Imaging Technique Guidance for Predialysis Patients
  • Imaging Tips and Pitfalls when Vascular Mapping

SonoSimulator Scanning Cases

The SonoSimulator helps develop and maintain the critical visuomotor and visuospatial skills that are central to image acquisition and interpretation with real patient imagery, expert tutorials on-demand, and real-time feedback on success.

The 10 real patient scanning cases in this module include and cover:

  • Patient Types: Adult Only, Male
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Evaluation for Calcification, Stenosis, and Thrombosis, Vascular Measurements and Mapping
  • Doppler Modes: Color-Flow, Pulsed-Wave
  • Scanning Approaches: Distal Wrist, Proximal Wrist, Antecubital Fossa, Mid-Upper Arm, Proximal Forearm, Neck
  • Transducer Types: Linear
  • Special Case Features: Compression, Anatomic Layer Removal

Continued Medical Education

This Vascular Mapping for Preoperative Planning of Dialysis Access Advanced Clinical Ultrasound 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.

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.