A Road Map to Treating Lower Extremity Veins: Effective Treatment Options for Varicose Veins, Reticular Veins and Telangiectasias
Daniel P. Friedmann, MD, FAAD
Vineet Mishra, MD
This CME-certified course reviews the pathophysiology and treatment options for varicose veins, reticular veins and telangiectasias. The course includes lectures, video demonstrations and case studies. The cases include a faculty discussion and before and after photos designed to provide the viewer a full understanding of the course of treatment and final outcomes.
To complete this activity and receive credit, the participant should:
- Review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, educational objectives, and disclosure information
- Complete the entire self-study
- Complete the post-test and evaluation/claim form
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Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the anatomy and pathophysiology of venous disease
- Recognize potential complications of sclerotherapy and describe effective treatment options
- Understand the anatomy and physiology of the lower extremity superficial and deep venous systems
- Discuss the signs and symptoms of chronic venous disease
- Review the underlying mechanisms of action of different sclerosing agents and how to best utilize liquid or foam sclerotherapy for lower extremity veins
- Describe adjuvant or alternative treatment options for lower extremity veins, including light/laser therapy, endovenous thermal ablation, and ambulatory phlebectomy
Commercial Support Acknowledgement
Support for this educational activity is provided by Merz Aesthetics, Inc.
This CME-certified activity is primarily intended for clinicians who treat varicose and reticular veins and telangiectasias.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME), Imedex, and xMedica. NACCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physicians: This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
NACCME designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The information contained during this course is for educational purposes only and may not apply to your specific application or situation. The course content is not verified and should not be relied on for any medical or experimental procedures. Additional education is required to compliment the information contained therein. The author, society, distributor and provider (hereinafter referred to as the "Producers") shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damages, including without limitation any indirect or consequential damage or injury, resulting from the implementation of the practices and research discussed or displayed in the course. As a result of viewing this course, you agree that reliance on any practice displayed in the course without additional research, verification, and study shall be at your own risk. The Producers accept no liability for the content of this course.
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