CME Credit Information

Number of Credits: 1 CME Credit

Credit Type:

AMA CAT. 1

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the participant should be able to:

  • describe the deep system of the upper extremity veins
  • describe 4 types of upper extremity vein thrombosis
  • discuss the pathophysiology of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • discuss the diagnostic criteria of upper extremity deep vein thrombosis

Faculty

Joseph F. Polak, MD, MPH
Director of Cardiovascular Imaging
New England Medical Center
Boston, MA

with assistance from:

Jean M. Alessi-Chinetti, RVT, RDMS
Director of the Ultrasound Reading Center
Tufts Medical Center
Boston MA

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.

Target Audience

Physicians, sonographers and others who perform and/or interpret vascular 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 1 hour
Date of Release: June 30, 2005
Date of Review: June 24, 2013 and July 15, 2016
Expiration Date: July 31, 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. Joseph F. Polak and Jean M. Alessi-Chinetti, RVT, RDMS discloses no financial interests with commercial interests.

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