CME Credit Information

Number of Credits: 2 CME Credits

Credit Type:

AMA CAT. 1

Course Objectives

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity the participant will be able to:

  • List common factors associated with cardiovascular risk.
  • Relate the reasons why early recognition of cardiovascular risk is advantageous.
  • Describe the technical applications used for determination of ankle- brachial index, brachial reactivity studies, and carotid intima-media thickness measurements.
  • Detail the current diagnostic values used for ankle - brachial index, brachial artery reactivity, and carotid intima-media thickness that serve as markers for increased cardiovascular risk.

Faculty

Marsha M. Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU, FAIUM
International Director
Vascular Diagnostic Educational Services
Vascular Resource Associates
Harrisburg, PA USA

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 2 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.

Target Audience

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

System Requirements

In order to complete this program you must have a computer with a recent browser version. You must also have the capability to display and print PDF files in order to view and print out your certificate. (Note: Your CME certificate is stored in your account and is available at any time.)

For any questions or problems concerning this program or for problems related to the printing of the certificate, please contact IAME at 802-824-4433 or info@iame.com .

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity during the valid credit period. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.

Follow these steps to earn CME credit:

  • Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  • Study the educational content online or printed out.
  • Take the CME quiz. Choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

Your CME credits will be archived in the account you create and can be accessed at any time.


Estimated Time for Completion: approximately 2 hour
Date of Release and Review: May 31, 2013; February 19, 2016
Expiration Date: May 30, 2019

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. Marsha Neumyer discloses a relationship with Unetixs Vascular Inc. as consultant and member of the Speaker's Bureau.

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