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VAS101 Critical Limb Ischemia & Vascular Introductory Course

7.50 Credits

Released Jun 2, 2016

Expires Oct 31, 2020

Overview

The Critical Limb Ischemia & Vascular Introductory Course provides a comprehensive overview to the evaluation and management of patients presenting with critical limb ischemia. An expert faculty will review the epidemiology of critical limb ischemia, case studies, and current literature. Additional lectures will present recommendations for patient assessment and management.

Noninvasive and invasive vascular tissue perfusion assessment, endovascular and surgical techniques for improving distal lower extremity blood flow, options for local wound care to optimize tissue salvage and the integration of hyperbaric oxygen treatment will be reviewed. Case presentations will be used to represent the critical decision steps and management algorithms used to achieve optimal outcomes in the care of these patients.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Understand Pathogenesis of Arterial Vascular Disease
  • Define the Ischemic Limb
  • Understand Clinical Non-Invasive Assessment of Arterial Insufficiency
  • Describe Endovascular Interventions
  • Understand Vascular Surgery
  • Understand the Role of Adjunctive Modalities In Limb Salvage
  • Determine the Algorithm for Assessment of the Ischemic Limb and Case Presentations

Target Audience

Physicians (MD, DO) Vascular, General, Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery, Vascular Medicine, Interventional Radiology and Cardiology, Podiatry, Wound Care, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine

RNs, NPs and PAs affiliated with any of the above specialties (Vascular, General, Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery, Vas-cular Medicine, Interventional Radiology and Cardiology, Podiatry, W

Topics & Educational Content

RNs, NPs and PAs affiliated with any of the above specialties (Vascular, General, Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery, Vascular Medicine, Interventional Radiology and Cardiology, Podiatry, Wound Care, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine)The content of this course includes didactic lectures that provide instruction in the clinical management of peripheral vascular disease. This foundation is then used to construct current management algorithms for optimizing the care of patients with critical limb ischemia. The Critical Limb Ischemia & Vascular Intervention Course is an excellent educational opportunity for all wound care professionals who want to expand their knowledge and excel clinically, as well as an outstanding review for all clinicians with a primary vascular practice focus.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD (Course Director), has indicated no relevant financial relationships to disclosure.

Frank Tursi, DPM reports that he received consulting fees and honoraria from Fresenius Medical Care and Cook Medical Group.

Alan Block, DPM reports that he received honoraria from Cook Medical Group, Medtronic, and CSI Medical.

Larry Diaz, MD has indicated no relevant financial disclosures.

Richard Kovach MD has indicated no relevant financial disclosures.

Vincent Varghese, DO has indicated no relevant financial disclosures.

Carlos Mena, MD reports that he received consulting fees and honoraria from Cook Medical Group, Medtronic and Bard Medical.

Venkatesh Ramaiah, MD has indicated no relevant financial disclosures.

Craig Walker, MD has indicated no relevant financial relationships to disclosure.

The planners and managers at American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians and WebCME reported that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be related to the content of this CME activity.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity

Estimated time to complete the activity: 450 minutes.

This activity is valid from October 1, 2018 through October 31, 2020.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical education through the joint providership of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) and WebCME. ABQAURP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education for nurses. ABQAURP designates this activity for 7.50 nursing contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP can be reached at (800) 998-6030.

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