On Demand CMEs

Welcome to our on-demand CME courses. The courses below are self paced and customers will have 90 days to complete the course.

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  • 4.25 SDMS CMEs: 4.25 Point of Care Ultrasound .75 SPI, 1.5 VT, 2 OT Credits. In this lecture, you will learn the definition and utility of the Point of Care (POCUS) Exam. We all know holding a transducer is easy, however, understanding the basic physics of ultrasound is essential for proper diagnosis. We will discuss the basic concepts of which transducer is best when scanning different sections of the body. You will learn about POC of the aorta and its major branches. Quick assessment and interpretation of your finding are key. Continuing through the course you will begin to understand the basic venous anatomy and pathophysiology of the legs and how to perform a POC duplex for the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis. We will cover POC MSK Ultrasound. Learn the sonographic appearance of normal bones, tendons, ligaments, etc. Gain confidence in your abilities to differentiate between structures with best-in-class tips from ESP’s MSK physician expert. And finally, get inside the mind of an ER physician and learn best-in-class tricks of the trade to arrive at a quick interpretation as you learn about POC in Trauma, the eFast Exam.

    • Credits: 4.25 SDMS CMEs ( .75 SPI, 1.5 VT, 2 OT)
    • Price: $80 USD
    • Lectures:
    • Fundamental principles of ultrasound 
    • POCUS Abdominal Aorta
    • POCUS DVT
    • POCUS Basic MSK
    • Trauma in Ultrasound eFAST Exam

    Brian Tollefson

    MD, FACEP, RMSK, RDMS, CAQ SPORTS MEDICINE

    Brian Tollefson has a rare clinical expertise in both emergency and sports medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he has practiced for a number of years. As an attending physician and professor of emergency medicine, Dr. Tollefson lectures regularly on emergency, point of care, and musculoskeletal ultrasound. He is the Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Program, Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, and serves as the Vice Chair for Education in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Tollefson has an exceptional knowledge of ultrasound for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. His area of ultrasound expertise encompasses emergency, point of care, and musculoskeletal medicine.

    Dr. Tollefson holds RMSK and RDMS credentials and is exceptionally qualified to teach courses on point of care and musculoskeletal ultrasound. His teaching style is incredibly concise and highly motivating for those seeking advanced education and certification in Point of Care and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.

  • 3.25 SDMS CMEs: 3.25 Vascular Technology (VT) Credits. These three presentations will unravel the mysteries of the saphenous and pelvic anatomy as well as explain the differences between types of edema. The saphenous lecture provides a basic overview of venous hemodynamics, anatomy of the saphenous systems, technical tips, and challenges the sonographer to think “outside the color box”. Confused about edema? The lecture on edema is geared toward educating the working Vascular Sonographer as to the clinical differences and associations of chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema, and lipedema. Seasoned sonographers alike think performing pelvic venous ultrasounds can be one of the most complicated ultrasounds we perform. Why is it considered complicated? We know the anatomy…. Or do we? In this lecture, you will learn about pelvic venous disorders. Listen as one of the leading experts in pelvic venous ultrasound breaks down and simplifies the protocol and how to interpret the ultrasound findings. Newly published treatment algorithms will be covered. Let us help you break down this complicated exam into palatable pieces of information so that you may go back to your vascular lab and perform the best exam ever!

    • Credits: 3.25 SDMS CMEs (3.25 VT)
    • Price: $60 USD
    • Lectures:
      • The NOT So Simple Saphenous System
      • Clinical Comparison of Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Lymphedema, and Lipedema
      • Duplex Ultrasound for Pelvic Venous Disorders

    Jean M. White-Melendez

    RVT, RPHS, FSVU

    Jean is a nationally recognized as a premier expert in venous disease, vascular testing and is a frequent lecturer throughout the USA. She has served as an application reviewer and site visitor for the Inter-societal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). Jean has served on the Board of Directors of multiple vascular societies and foundations. She was honored as a Fellow of the SVU in 2014.

    Steve Bernhardt

    RDMS, RVT, RPHS

    Steve Bernhardt is the Abdominal Sonography instructor. He has been a Medical Sonographer since 1982. Educated at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma with specialties in abdominal, obstetrical, vascular and phlebology ultrasound. His experience includes 21 years at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana supervising both the general and vascular ultrasound departments. Presently practicing sonography and owner of Vascular Health Imaging in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ESP faculty member since 1993.

    Sara Skjonsberg

    BS, RVT, RPhS

    Sara Skjonsberg BS, RVT, RPhS, graduated from Seattle University's diagnostic Ultrasound Program in 2013. She worked for the University of Washington DE Strandness Jr. Vascular Lab for 4 years where she was lucky enough to have extensive venous training with Dr. Mark Meissner who jump-started her involvement with the American Vein and Lymphatic Society, Society of Vascular Ultrasound and American Venous Forum. She is currently the chair for the ultrasound section of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society,  a board member of the IAC Vein Center, president of Northwest Vascular Technology Society and has written multiple textbook chapters and journal articles;  She is currently working as the vascular lab manager for Oregon Vascular Specialists in Bend, Oregon.

  • 6.75 SDMS CMEs: 6.75 Adult Echocardiography Credits. This course is tailored to echocardiographers. Echocardiographers will enjoy this course created by two dynamic leading sonographers Alicia Armour and Ashlee Davis. Enjoy deep-diving into topics on measurements from M-Mode to 3D, history, and basics of 3D, and advanced quantification with 3D. Explore types and physiology of mitral regurgitation, tips, and tricks with AR and AS, and discussions on types of surgical and minimally invasive treatments for MR and AS.

    • Credits: 6.75 SDMS CMEs (6.75 AE)
    • Price: $120 USD
    • Lectures:
      • Progression of Measurements from M-Mode to 3D
      • History and Basics of 3D
      • 3D Advanced Quantification
      • Mitral Regurgitation Quantification
      • Assessment of the Aortic Valve: AR and AS
      • Interventions and Treatment of MR and AS

    Alicia Armour

    MA, ACS, RDCS, FASE

    Alicia Armour is the Health Center Administrator at Duke Triangle Heart Associates. She oversees the cardiology clinic including diagnostic staff (echocardiology, stress testing, ambulatory monitoring, device clinic, and nuclear testing), nursing, medical assistants, and Advanced Practice Providers (NP, PA). With a Master's Degree in Exercise Science and extensive experience in adult echocardiography, she is the perfect person to answer all your questions. Alicia is also active in the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), where she has served as faculty for the Annual Scientific Sessions, various committees, and writing groups, and is the representative to the IAC-Echocardiography Board of Directors.

    Ashlee Davis

    RDCS, ACS

    Ashlee is currently the Chief Technologist of the Cardiac Diagnostic Unit at Duke University where she has worked as a Cardiac Sonographer since 2008. Ashlee has been active in the American Society of Echocardiography serving on multiple committees, writing groups, and was honored to be part of the first inaugural class of the ASE Leadership Academy. In addition to ASE, she is involved in the CCI ACS writing committee, SDMS, and local echo societies giving talks and participating in annual meetings.

    Ashlee received her bachelor's degree in Medical Imaging from the University of Oklahoma. She is proud to hold both ACS and RDCS registries. Through the connections she has made in the small world of Echocardiography, Ashlee has been able to travel all over the country and internationally, teaching others about echo. Ashlee has spoken at national conferences, worked with Dr. Joe Kisslo teaching people to “Think in 3D”, been invited to contribute to publications in Journals and textbooks, traveled to Rwanda to help patients with rheumatic heart disease, and had the opportunity to participate in many echo research projects. Ashlee is excited to be involved in the future of echocardiography.  


  • 3.25 SDMS CMEs: 3.25 Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) Credits. This presentation provides a great review of three of the most important ultrasound physics topics: attenuation, angle of insonation, and color Doppler. Join Bill as he explains how ultrasound energy is lost as it travels through the tissues. He will drive home the importance of the proper angle with not only grayscale imaging but the significant impact it has on Doppler data. And finally, learn everything you need to know about color Doppler!

    Credits: 3.25 SDMS CMEs (3.25 SPI)

    Price: $60 USD

    Lectures:

    Color My World

    Ultrasound Angle of Insonation  

    Attenuation – What happens when we send ultrasound into the tissues 


    William B. Schroedter

    BS, RVT, RPHS, FSVU

    ESP’s Vascular program is recognized as the largest, most effective and efficient method for technologists and physicians preparing for RVT and RVS credentials. William Schroedter is a distinguished educator at the national and international level. He is recognized as an authority in all aspects of vascular testing in both clinical practice and education. Bill spent 7 years on the Society of Vascular Ultrasound Board of Directors, served as SVU Vice President, was honored as a Fellow in 1998 and awarded the SVU Distinguished Service Award in 1995 and 2006.  With dozens of publications, Bill was awarded the DE Strandness Award for Scientific Research in 2010, 2012, and 2013 for original vascular research. Bill loves vascular ultrasound (he has even been known to scan patients on vacation) and teaches with a great passion for the field and especially for new sonographers.

  • 1.0 SDMS CMEs: 1.0 "Other" Credit. Most of us will experience a work-related injury during our careers as sonographers. We love our profession and our patients, but to take care of them, we must also take care of ourselves. This presentation will identify the problematic muscle groups to medical sonographers. The focus will be on the importance of incorporating resistance training exercises specific to preventing work-related injury of the upper back, lower back, neck, and shoulders. Join Steve in developing a plan for long-term prevention.

    • Credits: 1.0 SDMS CMEs (1.0 OT)
    • Price: $20 USD
    • Lecture:
      • Going the Distance Preventing MSK Injury

    Steve Bernhardt

    RDMS, RVT, RPHS

    Steve Bernhardt is the Abdominal Sonography instructor. He has been a Medical Sonographer since 1982. Educated at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma with specialties in abdominal, obstetrical, vascular and phlebology ultrasound. His experience includes 21 years at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana supervising both the general and vascular ultrasound departments. Presently practicing sonography and owner of Vascular Health Imaging in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ESP faculty member since 1993.

  • 4.0 SDMS CMEs: 4.0 Adult Echocardiography Credits. This presentation provides an overview of cases from around the world, commonly seen echo artifacts, basic concepts and clinical patterns in the use of Speckle Tracking Strain, and the impact of artificial intelligence in echo.

    • Credits: 4.0 SDMS CMEs (4.0 AE)
    • Price: $80 USD
    • Lectures:
      • Going Global – Echo in Developing Countries
      • Echo Artifacts: Causes and Solutions
      • Speckle Tracking Strain – The Basics
      • AI in Echo – Should Sonographers be Concerned?

    David Adams

    ACS, RCS, RDCS, FASE

    David Adams is a renowned innovator in echocardiography practice, research and education. A cardiac Sonographer emeritus after working for 38 years at Duke University Medical Center. He has over 32 years of experience in registry reviews. He is the recipient of the first ASE Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award and a past recipient of the ASE’s Distinguish Sonographer Teaching Award. He is dedicated to helping students master the keys to passing their registry exams. As a leader in the field, David combines humor with clinical expertise in providing a practical approach to cardiac ultrasound.

    David has authored over 140 publications. Most importantly, David is known for his ability to teach echocardiography in a practical, informative manner – a technique that pays dividends for his students as they seek the RDCS or RCS credential.

  • 6.0 SDMS CMEs: 6.0 Vascular Technology Credits. To be an integral and dynamic part of the phlebology team, a thorough understanding of thermal and chemical ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, as well as ligation, harvest, or stripping of the truncal veins is needed. In this lecture series, follow along with speakers that are among some of the most respected in the field of phlebology. We will also cover, performing a lower extremity venous duplex ultrasound both before and following a venous intervention. We will share with you our love for treating veins, techniques we have learned over several decades of practice, and helpful tricks of the trade.

    • Credits: 6.0 SDMS CMEs (6.0 VT)
    • Price: $120 USD
    • Lectures:
      • Duplex for saphenous ablation: Technique
      • Ankle Brachial Index for the Phlebologist
      • Anesthesia for Office Based Vein Procedures
      • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
      • Treating Visible Bulbous Tributaries: Microphlebectomy vs. Sclerotherapy
      • Nerves of Interest during venous Intervention
      • Treating Feet-The Right Way
      • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Following Venous Intervention 

    Jean M. White-Melendez

    RVT, RPHS, FSVU

    Jean is a nationally recognized as a premier expert in venous disease, vascular testing and is a frequent lecturer throughout the USA. She has served as an application reviewer and site visitor for the Inter-societal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). Jean has served on the Board of Directors of multiple vascular societies and foundations. She was honored as a Fellow of the SVU in 2014.

    William B. Schroedter

    BS, RVT, RPHS, FSVU

    ESP’s Vascular program is recognized as the largest, most effective and efficient method for technologists and physicians preparing for RVT and RVS credentials. William Schroedter is a distinguished educator at the national and international level. He is recognized as an authority in all aspects of vascular testing in both clinical practice and education. Bill spent 7 years on the Society of Vascular Ultrasound Board of Directors, served as SVU Vice President, was honored as a Fellow in 1998 and awarded the SVU Distinguished Service Award in 1995 and 2006.  With dozens of publications, Bill was awarded the DE Strandness Award for Scientific Research in 2010, 2012, and 2013 for original vascular research. Bill loves vascular ultrasound (he has even been known to scan patients on vacation) and teaches with a great passion for the field and especially for new sonographers.

    John Mauriello

    MD, FACPh

    Dr. Mauriello has been practicing Phlebology for more than 28 years and quite simply, is one of the founders of modern phlebology. He is internationally renowned for his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease and has pioneered many of the treatments used today. He was past President of the American College of Phlebology ("ACP") from 2011-2012 and for decades he has lectured regularly throughout the United States and the world. Vein Magazine acknowledged him as one of the 25 most influential venous professionals in the world. A colleague had this to say: “John Mauriello is a Master; I consider him to be one of the pioneers in modern Phlebology. He cares about the profession and is dedicated and committed to its advancement.” John has no financial disclosures.

  • 7.5 SDMS CMEs: 7.5 Vascular Technology Credits. To perform an adequate duplex ultrasound evaluation for venous insufficiency, an understanding of venous hemodynamics is critical. This presentation provides a solid overview of venous hemodynamics from the perspective of duplex evaluation. An anatomical review of the iliac veins, popliteal, and calf veins will be covered as well as how to perform the best duplex ultrasound of these areas. There will be an emphasis on the calf veins including the tibial, peroneal, gastrocnemius, and soleal veins as well as how to identify and evaluate them properly with ultrasound. The techniques, especially patient positioning is covered. We demonstrate several examples of small saphenous vein pathology and how it can impact venous system hemodynamics. We cover anatomical review of accessory saphenous veins and how to differentiate these vessels from tributaries. The differences between upper and lower extremity veins and venous disease will also be discussed. And finally, a review of the pathology of upper extremity venous thrombosis is covered.

    • Credits: 7.5 SDMS CMEs (7.5 VT)
    • Price: $150 USD
    • Lectures:
      • Basic Function and Hemodynamics of the Lower Extremity Venous System
      • Iliacs Galore
      • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Popliteal Fossa
      • Calf Vein Evaluation with Duplex Ultrasound
      • The Small Saphenous Vein: Anatomy, Imaging Tips, and Potential Benefit from Intervention
      • Imaging of Accessory Veins: Anatomy, Imaging Tips, and Potential Benefit from Intervention
      • Imaging of Perforating Veins: Anatomy, Imaging Tips, and Potential Benefit from Intervention
      • Upper Extremity Veins 

    William B. Schroedter

    BS, RVT, RPHS, FSVU

    ESP’s Vascular program is recognized as the largest, most effective and efficient method for technologists and physicians preparing for RVT and RVS credentials. William Schroedter is a distinguished educator at the national and international level. He is recognized as an authority in all aspects of vascular testing in both clinical practice and education. Bill spent 7 years on the Society of Vascular Ultrasound Board of Directors, served as SVU Vice President, was honored as a Fellow in 1998 and awarded the SVU Distinguished Service Award in 1995 and 2006.  With dozens of publications, Bill was awarded the DE Strandness Award for Scientific Research in 2010, 2012, and 2013 for original vascular research. Bill loves vascular ultrasound (he has even been known to scan patients on vacation) and teaches with a great passion for the field and especially for new sonographers.

    Jean M. White-Melendez

    RVT, RPHS, FSVU

    Jean is a nationally recognized as a premier expert in venous disease, vascular testing and is a frequent lecturer throughout the USA. She has served as an application reviewer and site visitor for the Inter-societal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). Jean has served on the Board of Directors of multiple vascular societies and foundations. She was honored as a Fellow of the SVU in 2014.

    Ann Marie Kupinski

    RVT, RDMS, FSVE, Ph.D.

    Ann Marie Kupinski is the president and co-technical director of North Country Vascular Diagnostics located in Capital District Region of New York. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. Ann Marie is a member of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, a senior member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and a fellow of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound. She has served on the Society for Vascular Ultrasound’s board of directors. She is a current member of board of directors for the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Vascular Testing. She has published multiple journal articles and book chapters on vascular diagnostic techniques and has lectured extensively. She is also the author of the textbook Diagnostic Medical Sonography: The Vascular System, published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. She has been a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) since 1986 and became a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) in 2008. She received her Ph.D. in Physiology in 1996 from Albany Medical College.

  • 5.0 SDMS CMEs: 3.5 Vascular Technology; 1.5 SPI Credits. This self-paced, on-demand presentation will enhance the knowledge of sonographers' and physicians' understanding of basic physics concepts, spectral waveform morphology, and spectral Doppler criteria, as it pertains to duplex ultrasound. Also, we will provide essential ultrasound techniques used and the essential images that should be obtained during a hemodialysis access grafts and fistulae duplex exam as well as a renal exam. It will also provide an in-depth explanation regarding the criteria for categorizing diseased in the extracranial carotid arteries with duplex ultrasound.

    • Credits: 5.0 SDMS CMEs (3.5 VT; 1.5 SPI)
    • Price: $100 USD
    • Lectures:
      • Measurement Methodology and Duplex Ultrasound Criteria in Extracranial Carotid Examination
      • What Does This Knob Do To My Image?
      • Arterial Stenosis - Let the Waveforms Guide You
      • Ultrasound Physics Simplified
      • Renal Artery Anatomy, Physiology, and the Duplex Evaluation
      • Dialysis Access Grafts and Fistulas

    William B. Schroedter

    BS, RVT, RPHS, FSVU

    ESP’s Vascular program is recognized as the largest, most effective and efficient method for technologists and physicians preparing for RVT and RVS credentials. William Schroedter is a distinguished educator at the national and international level. He is recognized as an authority in all aspects of vascular testing in both clinical practice and education. Bill spent 7 years on the Society of Vascular Ultrasound Board of Directors, served as SVU Vice President, was honored as a Fellow in 1998 and awarded the SVU Distinguished Service Award in 1995 and 2006.  With dozens of publications, Bill was awarded the DE Strandness Award for Scientific Research in 2010, 2012, and 2013 for original vascular research. Bill loves vascular ultrasound (he has even been known to scan patients on vacation) and teaches with a great passion for the field and especially for new sonographers.

    Jean M. White-Melendez

    RVT, RPHS, FSVU

    Jean is a nationally recognized as a premier expert in venous disease, vascular testing and is a frequent lecturer throughout the USA. She has served as an application reviewer and site visitor for the Inter-societal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). Jean has served on the Board of Directors of multiple vascular societies and foundations. She was honored as a Fellow of the SVU in 2014.

    Ann Marie Kupinski

    RVT, RDMS, FSVE, Ph.D.

    Ann Marie Kupinski is the president and co-technical director of North Country Vascular Diagnostics located in Capital District Region of New York. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. Ann Marie is a member of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, a senior member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and a fellow of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound. She has served on the Society for Vascular Ultrasound’s board of directors. She is a current member of board of directors for the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Vascular Testing. She has published multiple journal articles and book chapters on vascular diagnostic techniques and has lectured extensively. She is also the author of the textbook Diagnostic Medical Sonography: The Vascular System, published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. She has been a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) since 1986 and became a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) in 2008. She received her Ph.D. in Physiology in 1996 from Albany Medical College.

  • 5.5 SDMS CMEs: 5.5 Vascular Technology Credits. This presentation provides an overview of the superficial and deep venous anatomy and how they work to accommodate venous return from the lower extremity. The hemodynamics of how the venous valves allow the system to help to return blood to the heart. The requirements for ultrasound guidance during thermal and chemical ablation procedures and ultrasound evaluation following those interventional procedures will also be covered. An anatomical review of accessory saphenous veins, the small saphenous vein, and perforating veins will be reviewed. And finally, the course will end with the importance of evaluating the deep venous system to prevent uncommon but potentially devastating outcomes.

    • Credits: 5.5 SDMS CMEs (5.5 VT)
    • Price: $110 USD
    • Lectures:
      • Venous Anatomy, Pathology, Pathophysiology, and CEAP
      • Venous Duplex Ultrasound: Pre, Peri, and Post Treatment
      • Imaging of Accessory Saphenous, Small Saphenous, and Perforating Veins
      • Don’t Forget the Lower Extremity Deep Veins 

    William B. Schroedter

    BS, RVT, RPHS, FSVU

    ESP’s Vascular program is recognized as the largest, most effective and efficient method for technologists and physicians preparing for RVT and RVS credentials. William Schroedter is a distinguished educator at the national and international level. He is recognized as an authority in all aspects of vascular testing in both clinical practice and education. Bill spent 7 years on the Society of Vascular Ultrasound Board of Directors, served as SVU Vice President, was honored as a Fellow in 1998 and awarded the SVU Distinguished Service Award in 1995 and 2006.  With dozens of publications, Bill was awarded the DE Strandness Award for Scientific Research in 2010, 2012, and 2013 for original vascular research. Bill loves vascular ultrasound (he has even been known to scan patients on vacation) and teaches with a great passion for the field and especially for new sonographers.

    Jean M. White-Melendez

    RVT, RPHS, FSVU

    Jean is a nationally recognized as a premier expert in venous disease, vascular testing and is a frequent lecturer throughout the USA. She has served as an application reviewer and site visitor for the Inter-societal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). Jean has served on the Board of Directors of multiple vascular societies and foundations. She was honored as a Fellow of the SVU in 2014.

    John Mauriello

    MD, FACPh

    Dr. Mauriello has been practicing Phlebology for more than 28 years and quite simply, is one of the founders of modern phlebology. He is internationally renowned for his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease and has pioneered many of the treatments used today. He was past President of the American College of Phlebology ("ACP") from 2011-2012 and for decades he has lectured regularly throughout the United States and the world. Vein Magazine acknowledged him as one of the 25 most influential venous professionals in the world. A colleague had this to say: “John Mauriello is a Master; I consider him to be one of the pioneers in modern Phlebology. He cares about the profession and is dedicated and committed to its advancement.” John has no financial disclosures.