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Peripheral Arterial Ultrasound Course at Advanced Health Education Center

Peripheral arterial ultrasound has progressed over the years to become much more than a screening tool. From the early beginnings of peripheral arterial ultrasound with grainy black and white two-dimensional images to the addition of Doppler and color flow, peripheral arterial ultrasound has become the modality of choice for early detection of peripheral arterial disease.

Healthcare professionals interested in expanding their imaging skillset need to acquire continuing medical education (CME) credits for ultrasound training to enhance their competency in the field. Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC) provides comprehensive peripheral arterial Doppler ultrasound training for those ready to grow their professional careers.

With over 30 years of experience in evidence-based training in imagining sciences, AHEC's dedicated training helps medical professionals expand their knowledge and improve patient care with ultrasounds. Let's take a look at how medical professionals can benefit from training with AHEC.

What is a Peripheral Arterial Doppler Ultrasound?

Peripheral artery Doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive and safe medical procedure that utilizes sound waves to measure the amount of blood flow through a patient's veins and arteries.

Typically analyzing the systems that supply blood to legs and arms, peripheral arterial ultrasound can detect various pathological conditions such as strokes or blood clots.

A patient may require a peripheral arterial Doppler ultrasound if the doctor detects the following conditions:

  • Genes: A family history of heart disease or stroke
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT): A condition that appears when a blood clot appears in a vein
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis: Vein inflammation due to a blood clot below the skin's surface
  • Thromboangiitis obliterans: A rare disease that causes the blood vessels in feet and hands to swell
  • Vascular tumors: Located in the arms and legs
  • Blood pressure: How much blood flows through veins to determine the blood pressure within arteries

Why Healthcare Professionals Need Peripheral Arterial Doppler Ultrasound Training

Quality peripheral arterial ultrasound testing compensates for the multiple variables such as cardiac output, dehydration, and infection that can all have an impact on the vascular system.

Accurate diagnostic testing of the vascular system requires a comprehensive understanding of anatomy and hemodynamics, which is one of the many ways AHEC's training courses prepare medical professionals for the procedure.

Upon taking AHEC's peripheral arterial Doppler ultrasound courses, participants will achieve the following objectives:

  • Effectively identify vessel orientation and anatomy during an ultrasound examination
  • Identify instrumentation and Doppler principles in scanning parameters
  • Understand the manifestation of disease processes and flow characteristics
  • Diagnose ultrasound results and quantify the condition
  • Execute procedure and technology equipment effectively

Ideal for physicians, sonographers, and other similar medical professionals, AHEC's training provides comprehensive knowledge to help them gain more understanding of a vascular lab's potential for their facility.

What to Expect During AHEC's Peripheral Arterial Doppler Ultrasound Courses

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, AHEC is experienced and qualified to deliver in-depth training for those seeking to enhance their ultrasound skillset.

Depending on the participant's needs, AHEC provides a 16-credit peripheral vascular ultrasound course and a customized training option for 8 credits.

The course topics include:

  • Ultrasound physical principles for Doppler and color flow
  • Review of ultrasound platform controls
  • Anatomy, diagnostic, and hemodynamics criteria
  • Arterial duplex testing
  • Techniques to detect DVT and venous reflex

Following case studies and lectures, participants will go through a hands-on scan lab monitored by an AHEC ultrasound faculty member. Armed with knowledge and lab experience, attendees will be equipped to perform peripheral arterial Doppler ultrasound procedures to help patients achieve long-term wellness.

Participants also have the opportunity to schedule additional scanning days in the lab to practice their new skillset. For personalized courses, AHEC offers hands-on training depending on the participant's specific healthcare facility needs.

Discover Peripheral Arterial Ultrasound Courses with AHEC

For those looking to acquire peripheral arterial ultrasound training, AHEC's comprehensive training helps medical professionals excel in their careers and open the doors for new imaging opportunities.

Located at AHEC's headquarters in Houston, TX, the training is ideal for local medical professionals and those that are remote and willing to travel for CME credits. The facility and faculty are taking advanced social distancing and cleaning guidelines to ensure training runs efficiently for all participants.

To register for a course or request more information, contact AHEC at (800) 239-1361, or fill out our contact form to receive a call from our experienced representatives.