Clinical Integration of Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Clinical Integration of Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Includes a Live Web Event on 07/23/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Learning Objective(s)
After watching this activity, you should be able to:

  • Discuss current literature recommendations and various techniques for the application of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for the evaluation of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).;
  • Use a 2-tiered Wells Score to risk stratify patients suspected of having DVT; and
  • Clinically integrate ultrasonography into the diagnostic evaluation and management of DVT in outpatient and inpatient settings.

Faculty: Ian Thomas, MD, RSMK, RSCC, CSCS

Available Credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/1 ARRT Category A credit(s). 

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Nonmember: $25

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As of August 1, 2020, you will have 1 attempt to successfully pass the post-test with a score of at least 80% and claim your certificate.

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Release Date: 07/23/2024
Expiration Date: 07/23/2027 at 11:59 pm ET

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AIUM designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation

This activity can be used to meet part of relevant AIUM Training Guidelines and/or maintenance credits for accreditation purposes. Learn more about AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation here.

ARRT Category A Credit 

The AIUM is a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The AIUM is the owner and sponsor of this activity. This activity is approved by the AIUM for ARRT Category A credit. This CE activity may be available in multiple formats or from different CE sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities (e.g., Internet courses, home study programs, directed readings, live lectures) to be repeated for CE credit in the same CE biennium.

Additional Credit Information

  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™.

Documenting CME Credits

All participants who pass the post-test with a score of at least 80% will have access to claim a CME certificate. The AIUM will submit credits to the ARDMS for active AIUM membership accounts with a valid ARDMS ID number. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure credit accuracy and adherence to any audit requests.

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In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all individuals in control of content must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 24 months. The AIUM implements a mechanism to identify and mitigate all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

Disclosures for this Activity

  • Ian Thomas, MD, RSMK, RSCC, CSCS, faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose
  • Nicole Fortune, planner for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
  • Charlotte Henningsen, MS, RT(R), planner for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
  • Ashley McDermott, planner for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.


Ian Thomas, MD, RSMK, RSCC, CSCS

Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Dr. Thomas has a passion for using ultrasound to improve value-based care and bridge health disparities. During his training, he wrote a $50,000 grant to establish a POCUS curriculum in his residency and was honored with the AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, an accolade reserved for only 12 residents nationally. Dr. Thomas received the Top Leadership and Overall Best Project Awards from the AAFP Emerging Leaders Institute for his initiatives, including spearheading an ultrasound workshop in Ohio and fundraising for the ultrasound curriculum of Malawi, Africa's only Family Medicine Residency. During fellowship, he continued teaching POCUS nationwide, including for Harvard Mass General. After his fellowship at Boston Children’s/Harvard Medical School, Dr. Thomas will start his own Interventional Orthopedics Practice and academic position as Director of Clinical Ultrasonography at Western Michigan University's Medical School and Family Medicine Residencies.