On Demand CMEs

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

  • Vein Center Procedures: Techniques, Treats, and Tricks

    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.

  • Intermediate Venous Ultrasound - Step Up Your Vein Game

    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.

  • Vascular Sonography Fundamental Fusion

    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.

  • Introduction to Venous Evaluation for Venous Insufficiency

    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.

  • Advanced Venous Ultrasound Inward and Upward

    5.0 SDMS CMEs: 5.0 Vascular Technology Credits. This presentation provides an overview of hemodynamic principles such as flow and pressure relationships, as well as the pumps of the leg. Iliac vein compression (May Thurner Syndrome) is essential to understand, therefore we will cover duplex ultrasound technical caveats along with protocols of how to perform an abdominal venous ultrasound with a focus of the iliac veins. We cover two often-perplexing problems in the vascular laboratory; a patient presenting with recurrent disease as well as pulsatility in the venous system. And finally, we will discuss and try to help you understand why reflux times do NOT correlate with disease severity.

    • Credits: 5.0 SDMS CMEs (5.0 VT)
    • Price: $100 USD
    • Lectures:
      • Venous Hemodynamics: Are We Oblivious?
      • Pumps of the Leg
      • May Thurner Syndrome: The Real Story
      • Recurrent Varicose Veins
      • Lower Extremity Pulsatility
      • Why Duplex Derived Reflux Times Do NOT Correlate with Disease Severity 

    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 (Moderator)

    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.