Online Courses

Upper Extremity Venous Duplex Examination

Price: $20.00 CE: 1.50
This course is accessible until 6/30/2021

Upper Extremity Venous Duplex Examination is designed to provide sonographers the information necessary to properly perform an upper extremity venous duplex examination. Participants of this course will learn the venous anatomy of the upper extremity; the hemodynamic characteristics of vessels and veins; as well as signs, symptoms, and risk factors of venous disease. Standard protocol will also be addressed.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors; individuals may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit twice in the same biennium.

This course reports to CE Broker

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 

  1. Identify venous anatomy of the upper extremity. 
  2. List physical findings associated with upper extremity venous thrombosis. 
  3. List the risk factors for developing venous thrombosis. 
  4. Identify normal and abnormal upper extremity venous hemodynamics.
  5.  Know the steps to perform an upper extremity venous duplex examination.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Katherine Borok, AA, AS, RDMS, RDCS

Kathi was clinical coordinator and physics instructor for the Sonography Program at Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences. She is registered in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Abdomen, Neurosonography, and Adult Echocardiography, and is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences.

This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Charlotte Henningsen, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS, FAIUM

Charlotte Henningsen is the Director of the Center for Advanced Ultrasound at AdventHealth University where she has taught for the past 28 years, and also serves as Associate Vice President for Faculty Development in Teaching and Learning. Charlotte has been a sonographer for over 35 years and maintains her RDMS credentials in AB, OB, BR, PS, and FE in addition to also maintaining her RVT. She has authored and lectured extensively on a variety of ultrasound topics nationally and internationally. Charlotte received the SDMS Distinguished Educator Award in 2012 and was the recipient of the 2017 AIUM Distinguished Sonographer Award. She is a site visitor for the JRC-DMS and has served on the ARDMS Latin American Task Force and Community Engagement Group. She is a past president of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) and is currently Co-Chair of the Conference Management Committee for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).

This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Ruben Martinez, AS, RVT, RDCS

Ruben Martinez earned his registries from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in adult and pediatric echocardiography, as well as vascular sonography. In addition to his degree In Diagnostic Medical Sonography, he also holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration. His experience includes working at one of the largest cardiac hospitals in Florida, where he performed a variety of cardiac and vascular ultrasound examinations.

He worked for 6 years as a cardio/vascular ultrasound instructor for Adventist University of Health Sciences. Ruben has been heavily involved with the Central Florida Echo Vascular Society, serving as President and Advisor. As an active member of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS), he serves on the Practice Management Committee. He is also a member of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE).

This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

490-B Boston Post Road
Suite 200
Sudbury, MA 01776
Phone: 800-334-2472
CE Credits: 1.5, Category: A ARRT, Expires: 6/30/2021
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1741
Phone: 850-245-4266
CE Credits: 1.5, Category: 00 - Technical Approved, Expires: 1/31/2023

Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion: will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

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