SonoSim has launched its DVT – Lower Extremity: Core Clinical Module, which focuses on the sonographic evaluation of lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT), including both first-time and recurrent DVTs. Course lessons cover normal lower extremity vasculature, sonographic anatomy, and scanning technique. Multiple DVT ultrasound protocols (ranging from point-of-care to comprehensive whole-leg ultrasound examination) are discussed. Multiple real-patient DVT case studies and alternative conditions included in the differential diagnosis of DVT (e.g., Baker’s cyst) are presented.

In-module questions and an end-module mastery test assess didactic knowledge. The SonoSimulator helps to develop the requisite image acquisition, image interpretation and cognitive task awareness required to perform DVT ultrasound.

The module provides the opportunity to virtually scan real-patient ultrasound cases and learn to identify DVTs in various venous segments along the proximal lower extremity.

Hands-on cases include:

  • Partially occlusive thrombi cases.
  • Completely occlusive thrombi cases.
  • Acute thrombi cases.
  • Chronic-appearing thrombi cases.
  • Identified thrombi in the common femoral, proximal femoral, profunda. femoris, mid femoral, and popliteal venous segments of the leg.
  • Scan DVT differential diagnosis conditions (e.g., Baker’s cyst).

Users can apply real-time compression ultrasound for DVT screening, color-flow, pulsed-wave and power Doppler for vascular assessment.

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 the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and SonoSim, Inc. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.