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.