Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  1. Discuss the interpretation criteria for carotid duplex scanning and the impact on patient.
  2. Explain how to develop a quality assurance program for the vascular laboratory.
  3. Discuss the role of medical therapy vs. surgical intervention for asymptomatic carotid disease.
  4. Describe recent advances in vascular testing and endovascular interventions for trauma.
  5. Incorporate duplex scanning into a follow-up imaging program for patients having EVAR.
  6. Discuss the guidelines for managing visceral artery aneurysms.
  7. Use the latest evidence-based guidelines for management of venous thromboembolism.
  8. Recognize the importance of technical protocols for venous reflux testing.
  9. Outline the current options for treatment of varicose veins.
  10. Discuss the classification, diagnosis and management of pelvic disorders.
  11. Use duplex scanning for pre-dialysis access mapping and assessment of dialysis access maturation.
  12. Define the role of the vascular laboratory in the management of critical limb ischemia.
  13. Discuss the “optimal medical management” for peripheral artery disease.
  14. Describe the indications for treating restenosis after peripheral artery interventions.
  15. Explain how to recruit and retain vascular sonographers and address issues around diversity, equity and inclusion in the vascular laboratory.
  16. Describe the features of normal and abnormal Doppler waveforms using the latest terminology.
  17. Discuss the management of complex aortic aneurysms with open surgical repair and endovascular devices.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of vascular surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists, vascular medicine specialists, fellows, nurses and other allied health professionals.

CME Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco, LLC and Behind the Scenes, a Medical Education Company, LLC (BTSCME). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation Statement

Amedco, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits

• For the purpose of recertification, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


• American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


• American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

UEMS/EACCME CME Credit Recognition

The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of CME credit with the UEMS. Under the terms of this agreement the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, will convert CME credit for live activities certified by the AMA.

Behind the Scenes and Amedco make every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

Disclosure Policy Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Behind the Scenes and Amedco must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, and planning committee members participating in an activity sponsored by BTS and Amedco are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Behind the Scenes requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.