The complete package for the Fundamentals of Phlebology Ultrasound eCourse contains all six sections: 19 modules, over 20 hours of premium quality lectures and scan labs. See below for a full description of each individual section and module.
The Assessment of the Phlebology Patient four-module section begins with Helane Fronek, MD providing an overview of the spectrum of venous disease which leads into a discussion of the clinical manifestations of venous disease including reflux patterns and disease differentiation. In Module 2, Dr. Fronek utilizes the information taught in Module 1 to conduct a thorough and revealing clinical history and physical exam on two patients, one with a presentation of mild venous disease and the second with more advanced venous insufficiency and resulting sequelae. In Module 3, Stephanie Dentoni, MD discusses the physiology and pathophysiology of the venous system and examines the etiology and pathogenesis of primary and secondary varicose venous disease. This section concludes with Module 4 in which Joe Zygmunt, RT, RPhS provides a thorough presentation of the anatomy of the superficial, deep, and perforating systems.
Joe Zygmunt, RVT, RPhS begins this series with a lecture on Vein Mapping which includes AVF/SVS Guidelines, saphenous and non-saphenous pathologic reflux values, and mapping examples, concluding with tips on how to integrate the vein mapping into the patient’s treatment plan. In Module 2, Diana Neuhardt, RVT, RPhS and Nick Morrison, MD present Ultrasound Techniques: Pre, Peri, and Post Superficial Venous Procedure. Technical tips on how to optimize ultrasound images and procedure outcomes are integrated throughout the module. Module 3 presents a ScanLab on imaging of primary varicose veins. In the Module 4 ScanLab, Diana Neuhardt, RVT, RPhS demonstrates how to assess a post-thermal ablation patient presenting with recurrent disease. Module 5, presented by Diana Neuhardt, RVT, RPhS and Barbara Pohle-Schulze RVT, RDMS, RDCS, RPhS focuses on the presentation and documentation of pelvic reflux.
In Hematological Management, Stephanie Dentoni, MD provides insight into anti-coagulation and treatment options of venous thromboembolism, treatment of superficial thrombophlebitis and CHEST anti-thrombotic therapy and prevention of thrombosis guidelines. Dr. Dentoni concludes this module by reviewing complications of treatment.
Hugo Partsch, MD begins this four-module series on Compression Therapy by providing a comprehensive understanding of the basic principles of compression therapy followed by a discussion of indications and contraindications of compression bandages. Module 2, presented by Joseph Caprini, MD covers the application of compression therapy in patients with chronic edema and leg ulcers. Dr. Caprini includes explanations of the differences in long and short-stretch bandages, the Static-Stiffness Index, and the proper use of various therapeutic compression devices. In Module 3: Post-Procedure, Giovanni Mosti, MD shows how to achieve therapeutic compression levels in patients after active therapy of varicose veins. MRI correlations provide unique insight into the effectiveness of compression bandaging. The last module in the Compression Therapy Series is presented by Drs. Partsch and Mosti in which they document proper bandaging techniques and the effectives of proper compression bandaging through demonstrations with the PicoPress pressure measurement system in static and dynamic conditions.
Dr. Andrea Brennan, certified lymphedema specialist, begins the Lymphedema Series with a presentation on the diagnosis and evidence-informed treatment of lymphedema. Dr. Brennan describes the pathophysiology and stages of lymphedema, mechanism of compression bandaging, and options for compression in the lymphedematous limb. Differential diagnosis of phlebolymphedema, lipedema, and lipo-lymphedema is discussed. In Module 2, Dr. Brennan demonstrates the proper bandaging technique in patients with lymphedema. Module 3 concludes the series with a demonstration of the technique for Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
In Module 2 of the series of Venous Procedures, Ambulatory Phlebectomy vs Sclerotherapy, Dr. Morrison leads the viewer through the advantages and disadvantages of AP vs Sclero procedures and possible complications. In Module 3: Sciatic Vein Nerve Sheath Malformation, Mel Rosenblatt, MD demonstrates the procedure to ablate a congenital sciatic venous malformation. Dr. Rosenblatt uses fluoroscopy and ultrasound during the procedure.