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Course Location

Swedish Medical Center
Cherry Hill
500 17th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

 
 

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CME Course Endorsements

American Society of Neuroimaging
Neurocritical Care Society

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Transcranial Doppler for Cerebrovascular Disease
September, 2017 (specific dates TBD)

 
Jointly provided by Swedish Neuroscience Institute and Pacific Vascular Institute for Continuing Medical Education, this program has a nationally recognized faculty with diverse areas of specialization, a comprehensive and in-depth curriculum and hands-on sessions with patient models utilizing a variety of TCD and TCD Imaging systems.  The three-day course is held at a state-of-the-art educational facility conveniently located at the acclaimed Swedish/Cherry Hill Hospital campus in Seattle WA.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The program is designed for physicians, sonographers, technologists and other health care professionals seeking to acquire the skill sets and knowledge base required to apply, perform and interpret Transcranial Doppler (TCD) and Transcranial Doppler Imaging (TCDI) studies.  Didactic lectures and daily faculty-guided hands-on scanning sessions will provide learners with the opportunity to view and practice TCD and TCDI techniques.  Interactive case studies will serve to further develop interpretation skills and clarify the role of TCD/TCDI in the management of patients with cerebrovascular disease.  Lectures will cover the various settings in which TCD is performed including the diagnostic laboratory, emergency room, neurocritical care unit, operating rooms and endovascular procedure rooms.
 
The program also includes a case-study-based physician interpretation track option led by practicing stroke neurologists and neurocritical care specialists, Andrei V. Alexandrov M.D.; Aaron N. Stayman M.D. and Arthur M. Lam M.D.

This course is endorsed by both the American Society of Neuroimaging and the Neurocritical Care Society.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:
  • Identify basic principles of intracranial arterial vascular anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
  • Demonstrate the proper techniques for the performance of TCD and TCDI
  • Recognize normal and abnormal intracranial Doppler spectral waveforms
  • Describe the clinical usefulness and limitations of TCD and TCDI techniques
  • Apply basic TCD/TCDI Interpretation to real cases

Course Content (subject to change):
Day 1
Neuroanatomy Basics: Aaron N. Stayman, M.D.
Tools of the Trade - Physics & Instrumentation: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Vessel Identification using TCD: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
TCD Technique: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Transcranial Doppler Imaging Technique: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Hemodynamics/Waveform Interpretation: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Sickle Cell Disease: Michael Bender, M.D., Ph.D.
Demonstration - TCD: Swedish and PVI Staff Sonographers
Demonstration - TCDI: Swedish and PVI Staff Sonographers
Guided Hands-on TCD & TCDI: Swedish and PVI Staff Sonographers

Day 2
Recognizing Cerebral Emboli: Krislynn Barnhart, BS, RVT
Clinical Applications of TCD Emboli Monitoring: Aaron N. Stayman, M.D.
Transcranial Doppler in Endovascular Carotid Revascularization: Paul P. Huang, M.D., MSc, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Transcranial Doppler in Carotid Endarterectomy: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Effects of Extracranial Arterial Occlusive Disease on Intracranial Hemodynamics: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Subclavian Steal Phenomenon: Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Track 1
Case Study & Interpretation for Physicians: Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D., Aaron N. Stayman, M.D.
Track 2
Guided Hands-on, Monitoring, TCD & TCDI: Swedish and PVI Staff Sonographers
Track 3
Vasomotor Reactivity & Demonstration: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT

Day 3
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage & Vasospasm Physiology & Pathophysiology: David W. Newell, M.D.
Use of TCD in the Detection of Vasospasm: Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Intracranial Stenosis / Occlusion & Acute Stroke: Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D.
TCD in Raised Intracranial Pressure & Cerebral Circulatory Arrest: Arthur M. Lam, M.D.
Right-to-Left Shunt/PFO - Anatomy, Pathology & Treatment: Paul P. Huang, M.D.
Right-to-Left Shunt/PFO - TCD Protocol and Interpretation Criteria: Meryl Harley BS, RVT
Track 1
Case Study & Interpretation for Physicians: Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D., Arthur M. Lam, M.D.
Track 2
Guided Hands-on, Monitoring TCD & TCDI: Swedish and PVI Staff Sonographers
Track 3
PFO Testing Demonstration: Krislynn Barnhart, BS, RVT; Joshua Renz, BS, RVT

FACULTY (subject to change)
Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D.
Semmes-Murphey Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Chandra Atkins, BS, RVT
Vascular Technologist, Pacific Vascular

Krislynn Barnhart, BS, RVT
Staff Sonographer, Swedish Vascular Ultrasound
Clinical Instructor, Oregon Institute of Technology
Faculty, Seattle University Ultrasound Program

Michael Bender M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Director of Odessa Brown Comprehensive Sickle Cell Clinic, Seattle, WA

Danielle Condit, BS, RVT
Vascular Technologist, Pacific Vascular

Colleen Douville, BA, RVT
Director, Cerebrovascular Ultrasound
Program Manager, Clinical Neurophysiology
Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Keith Fujioka, BS, RVT, FSVU
Vice President, Medstreaming, LLC

Meryl Harley, BA, RVT
Staff Sonographer, Swedish Vascular Ultrasound

Paul P. Huang, M.D., MSc, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Interventional Cardiologist
Medical Director, Swedish Vascular Ultrasound
Swedish Heart & Vascular

Ridge Johnson, BSc, RVT
Vascular Technologist, Pacific Vascular

Arthur M. Lam, M.D., FRCPC
Medical Director: Neuroanesthesia & Neurocritical Care, Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Clinical Professor, University of Washington
Neuroanesthesiologist, Physician Anesthesia Services
Medical Director: Swedish Cerebrovascular Ultrasound

David W. Newell, M.D.
Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeon
Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Joshua Renz BS, RVT
Staff Sonographer, Swedish Vascular Ultrasound

Aaron N. Stayman, M.D.
Neurohospitalist
Swedish Neuroscience Institute

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDITS
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Swedish Medical Center and Pacific Vascular.  Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDITS™
Swedish Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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