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Vascular Ultrasound Training Course at Advanced Health Education Center

AHECís continuing medical education (CME) Vascular Ultrasound classes are comprehensive courses designed to train clinicians in ultrasound procedures for diagnosing vascular conditions, obtain your training at Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC) in Houston, Texas. AHEC offers courses that train physicians, sonographers, and other medical professionals to skillfully perform venous ultrasound for diagnostic testing.

Why choose a Vascular Ultrasound Course??

Vascular ultrasound has evolved from the grainy, black, and white, two-dimensional images. What was once used as a screening tool is now utilized for the detection of DVT and venous reflux. Thanks to advancements in Doppler technology and color imaging, venous ultrasound is now the modality of choice for early detection of many vascular conditions. Those conditions include:

  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Venous disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

It is critical for healthcare providers to continuously improve their skills and enhance their knowledge for the betterment of patient care. Therefore, a proper vascular ultrasound CME course is essential for clinicians who treat vascular patients.

What is Covered in Our Vascular Ultrasound Training?

At AHEC, our vascular ultrasound CME training begins with our qualified instructors presenting a thorough overview of the anatomy and hemodynamics of the vascular system. They will thoroughly address the various pathological conditions that can present during venous ultrasounds and will present case studies that show the variations that may be present in a venous ultrasound, such as cardiac output, dehydration, and infection.

During the laboratory portion of the course, participants will use our state-of-the-art equipment to perfect their venous ultrasound protocol. Our low student-to-instructor ratio allows everyone time to perfect their protocol under the guidance of the instructor, and our instructors are available for questions after the course has ended. This is just one factor that sets the venous ultrasound CME training at AHEC apart from other vascular ultrasound courses.

Vascular Ultrasound Course Topics Include:

  • Overview of the physical principles of ultrasound including Doppler and color flow
  • Comprehensive review of the ultrasound platform controls enabling you to optimize your system for even the most difficult patient
  • Carotid duplex testing including anatomy, hemodynamics, diagnostic criteria, case studies, pearls and pitfalls, as well as standardized reporting
  • Arterial duplex testing
  • Anatomy, hemodynamics, and diagnostic criteria
  • Venous diagnostics including techniques for the detection of DVT and Venous reflux
  • Case studies, pearls and pitfalls, and standardized reporting
  • Hands-on scan lab

The AHEC Difference:

A unique aspect of our 5-day vascular ultrasound training course is that it can be as a whole 5-day class or or in 2-day breakout classes depending on what curriculum is needed. Click here for a full vascular ultrasound course description.

Course Offerings Include:

  • 5-day Vascular Ultrasound (40 hours)
  • 2-day Carotid Duplex Ultrasound (16 hours)
  • 2-day Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound (16 hours)
  • 1-day Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access (6 hours)
  • 1-day Private Ultrasound Tutorial (8 hours)

Course Offerings Include:

Physicians who desire entry level training with vascular ultrasound, and sonographers or other health care professionals wanting to learn learning vascular ultrasound or cross training from a different ultrasound specialty.

To learn more about our courses, contact AHEC at (800) 239-1361 today - or, click here and select the class of choice to register online.