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Arteriovenous Fistula, Part 2: Duplex Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

    Overview

    CME Credit Information

    Credit Type
    AMA PRA Category 1 *
    Number of Credits
    1

    Course Objectives

    1.      Recognize modes of failure of AVF/AVG

    2.      Describe duplex characteristics of malfunctioning AVF/AVG

    3.      Understand controversies in utilizing AVF/AVG for surveillance

    Target Audience

    Physicians, sonographers and others who perform and/or interpret ultrasound.

    * AMA Category 1 credits are used by physicians and other groups like PAs and certain nurses.  Category 1 credits are accepted by the ARDMS, CCI and Sonography Canada.

    Accreditation

    The Institute for Advanced Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Institute for Advanced Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    These credits are accepted by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

    For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

    Estimated Time for Completion
    approximately 1 hour
    Date of Release
    Date of Most Recent Review
    Expiration Date

    Faculty

    Nathan Liang MD, MS, RPVI
    Assistant Professor of Surgery 
    Division of Vascular Surgery
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Disclosure

    In compliance with the Essentials and Standards of the ACCME, the author of this CME tutorial is required to disclose any significant financial or other relationships they may have with commercial interests.

    Dr. Liang discloses no such relationships exist.

    No one at IAME who had control over the planning or content of this activity has relationships with commercial interests.

    "Very easy way to obtain high quality CME."

    Phillip J. O'Donnell MD, Winchester, Virginia