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Exploring the World of Upper Extremity (UE) Vascular Testing

August 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm EDT

Upper Extremity Vascular

Registration for this event is now closed. USC is pleased to present Matthew Allen, MHA, RVS Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Technology Program at Santa Fe College, for a comprehensive overview of Upper Extremity Vascular Testing

Course Description This course will focus on diagnostic examinations used to assess and evaluate vascular disease in the upper extremities.  Emphasis will primarily be on recognition of both the normal and the abnormal, including findings of various pathologies that affect both the venous and arterial systems.  Important considerations for the dialysis patient will also be covered – from preoperative evaluation through post-operative assessment of the dialysis access site.  Further discussion will include signs, symptoms, diagnostic examinations, and surgical procedures that are available for access-related steal syndromes.  (Approved for 1.5 SDMS CME credits) Course

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

  • Review Upper Extremity (UE) anatomy
  • Identify normal vs. abnormal Upper Extremity arterial and venous flow characteristics
  • Discuss components of Upper Extremity diagnostic testing:
    • DVT Examinations
    • Arterial Examinations
    • Thoracic Outlet Testing (TOS)
    • Raynaud’s Testing
  • Preoperative evaluation for the dialysis access patient
  • Identify normal vs. abnormal flow characteristics in patients with dialysis access sites
  • Discuss signs, symptoms, and surgical options of Access-Related Steal Syndrome

About Our Speaker Upper Extremity Vascular TestingMatthew Allen, MHA, RVS is from Gainesville, Florida where he teaches in the Cardiovascular Sonography Program at Santa Fe College. His background includes 15 years of scanning and management experience in the Vascular Diagnostics Lab and Cardiovascular Services Department in the University of Florida Healthcare system (UF Health). Matthew is a current member of CCI’s RVS Exam Committee and has enjoyed serving as a contributing author for the Vascular Reference Guide book and workbook.    


This activity has been approved for 1.5 SDMS CME credits.

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