Preparing for Dialysis: Ultrasound & the Surgical Creation of Arteriovenous Fistulas
January 31, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. is excited to welcome back Dr. Robert J. Feezor, Associate Chief Medical Officer – University of Florida, Health Physicians at Halifax Health, for an enlightening look at the use of sonography in preparation for hemodialysis access.
Pre-operative assessment using ultrasound prior to surgical arteriovenous fistula (AVF) placement has been shown to yield beneficial success, both immediately, as well as in early outcomes. This discussion will center around the clinical considerations and use of ultrasound to aid in the pre-operative planning of surgical AVF creation for hemodialysis access. It will also include potential post-operative complications and surgical/endovascular treatment after AVF creation. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit, provided one is present for the entire event)
Course Objectives:Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
State the components and use of pre-operative ultrasound for creation of an Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF).
Describe the basic anatomic configurations of an AVF.
Discuss the presentation and management of common complications after AVF.
About Our Speaker:
Robert J. Feezor, MD, FACS, FSVS is an Associate Chief Medical Officer at the University of Florida, where he has been on faculty within the Department of Surgery for 16 years. In 2016, he moved to Daytona Beach, Florida and led the expansion of UF Health beyond Gainesville. He serves as an Associate Professor at UF Health, Heart, and Vascular Surgery – Halifax Health. In addition to his administrative and teaching obligations, he continues to perform vascular surgery four days a week, along with one day of clinic per week. Most importantly, he is a full-time Dad, loves spending time with his three sons, and loves living on the beach.
This activity has been approved for 1.0 SDMS CME credit.
The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the
SDMS CME Tracker System.
Important update from the SDMS:
SDMS no longer allows its CME providers to issue Partial Credit for attendance. If you join late or leave early, the SDMS will no longer permit us to award partial pro-rated credit.
Therefore, from now on, in order to receive CME credit, you must be in attendance for the ENTIRE event via your own unique Zoom link that Zoom emailed to you when you registered. Then, and only then, will USC be able to award you any credit. So, please be prompt and attentive to the time schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience, but again, this is a new SDMS policy we must abide by. Thank you for understanding.