Presented by Robert Atnip, MD, RVT, RPVI
Produced by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
This enduring material is designed to review the arterial and venous anatomy within the upper extremities, illustrate the advantages of AV fistulas over other indwelling devices, demonstrate complications of dialysis access procedures and state the sonographic criteria for stenosis and dysfunction.
Sonographers, physicians, nurse practitioners, PA’s or other medical professional performing and/or interpreting vascular ultrasound. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) : Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Radiology, General Surgery, and Vascular Surgery.
Upon completion of this enduring material, you should be able to accomplish the following:
1. Cite the arterial and venous anatomy of the upper extremities
2. List the advantages of AV fistulas over grafts and venous catheters
3. Recognize the common complications of dialysis access procedures
4. Cite several sonographic criteria for stenosis and dysfunction of AV fistulas/grafts
· Types of dialysis
· Management of renal disease
· Dialysis access types
· Overview of dialysis access procedures
· Role of the vascular lab
· Pre-operative venous and arterial mapping
· AV access complications
Release date May 2, 2016. Approved for credit through May 2, 2019
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits available. See CME INFORMATION link on Home Page.
Duration 31 minutes. ISBN 978-1-940954-84-4
Ship wt. 1 lb.