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Accreditation Information - Sclerotherapy Training

This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and Empire Medical Training.

 

Title of Activity

Sclerotherapy Training

Date and Location

Please see individual dates from calendar above

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of Health Care Practitioners involved in the care of the patients with Aesthetic requests.

Program Overview

The Sclerotherapy seminar is a combination lecture and workshop where learners will participate in didactic lectures in the morning followed by hands on training in the afternoon. Learners will understand how to use FDA approved sclerosants for various cosmetic vein indications and will also gain a proficiency in the administration as well. The purpose of the training is to help learners provide enhanced patient care to those who present themselves with various medical and cosmetic vein conditions. Procedures which have not been taught in their previous medical education.

Learning Outcome

    1. To acquire the necessary skills to properly identify the ideal candidate who will maximally benefit from the Aesthetic Procedures and will also acquire the technical skills to perform such skills to benefit patients aesthetically.
    2. To educate physicians further concerning their base knowledge of venous anatomy and pathophysiology of medical and aesthetic venous disease. Improve their diagnostic skills concerning medical associated venous disease and improve patient outcomes.
    3. To acquire the necessary skills to properly identify the ideal candidate for cosmetic sclerotherapy through physical examination and be able to administer treatments in a safe and efficacious manner for greater patient satisfaction.

Educational Objectives: After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

    1. Practice procedures such as cosmetic sclerotherapy injections competently, safely, and effectively for their patient. Each participant will understand and learn how to avoid risks and associated complications.
    2. Apply and understand the generally accepted protocols for the administration of the (2) FDA Approved sclerosants for aesthetic indications (i.e. unwanted arterioles, telangiectasias, and reticular veins). Learn the proper guidelines for the acquisition, patient charting, administration issues (i.e. medical intake forms, informed consents) and the corrective measures for adverse events.
    3. Describe the mechanism of action and basic venous anatomy, differences between the product characteristics, managing expectations, and accepted after care for follow up after the sclerotherapy procedure.
    4. Identify who is a proper candidate for the aesthetic sclerotherapy procedure, patient benefits, and education concerning the development of unwanted veins and other environmental reasons for their development. Increase patient awareness and offer enhanced patient care in relation to the management of these unwanted leg and facial veins.

Faculty

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Program Agenda

Agenda

8:30am–9:00am • Registration

9:00am–10:30am • Review of Pathologies (Medical & Cosmetic), Venous Anatomy& Pathophysiology, Medical Review and Patient Selection, Initial Diagnosis and Standard of Care Considerations.

10:30am–10:45am • Break

10:45am–12:30pm • Review of Sclerosing Agents and FDA Approvals including Contraindications, Sclerotherapy Techniques for Telangectasias and Reticular Veins, Supplies Needed, Patient Review, Expected Outcomes and Complications from Sclerotherapy.

12:30pm–1:30pm • Lunch

1:30pm–2:15pm • Introduction to Ultrasound and Large Vein Treatment, Doppler, Reflux Testing, Vein Mapping, Stab Incision, and Endovenous Light Energy Treatments, Supplements, and Review of Documentation – Billing & Reimbursement.

2:15pm–3:00pm • Laser Treatment Options for Facial and Leg Veins, Effective Wavelengths for Treatment, Protocols and Expected Outcomes.

3:00pm–3:15pm • Break

3:15pm–6:00pm • Hands-On Workshop using Detergent Drugs, Practice Sclerotherapy Techniques for Injections, and Review of Patient Indications for Treatment.

Physician Credit

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 Medical Education Resources (MER) and Empire Medical Training, Inc. . MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Accreditation

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity, for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This CE activity provides 8.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for [8] contact hours.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.