Treatment and Therapy III (for re-certification) [CME] (PRC2014-10RC)

This course includes the following:

Endovenous Thermal Ablation
Mark N. Isaacs, MD, FACPh, FAAFP

Surgery (Other Than Ambulatory Phlebectomy)
Vineet Mishra, MD

Complications of Venous Procedures Including Recurrences
Mark N. Isaacs, MD, FACPh, FAAFP

Management of Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Vineet Mishra, MD

Question and Answer

Steps to Successfully Complete This Activity

To participate in this educational activity please follow the steps listed below.

If you are new to the ACP Online Education Center we require that you register prior to viewing any activity. Click the Register link located in the top right corner of this screen to do so. If you are already a registered user log in and click the TAKE COURSE button that will appear in the Course Summary box.

  1. To begin the activity click the START COURSE button.
  2. Progress through course content by using the NEXT button.
  3. Complete all required items in the course.
  4. Participants must score 80% or greater on the Post-Test to advance and receive credit. They are given three attempts to meet this threshold.
  5. Track your progress using the Course Progress menu.
  6. On the final page of the activity a link will be provided to download your certificate.

Target Audience

The content of this activity is designed to meet the needs of the following target audience: physicians experienced in caring for patients with venous problems as well as physicians who are new to the field and want a detailed presentation of the core curriculum of phlebology. Topics covered during the course will be emphasized based on the anticipated importance of these topics on the Board Certification Exam to be administered by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. In addition to phlebologists, other specialists who treat venous disease will also benefit from the course, including vascular surgeons, general surgeons, family practitioners, interventional radiologists, obstetrician/gynecologists and specialists in internal medicine.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Select patients appropriately for treatment with endovenous thermal ablation.
  2. Recognize and avoid possible complication of thermal ablation treatment.
  3. Utilize appropriate technique to achieve safe, effective treatment.
  4. Identify the key elements in traditional vein stripping. 
  5. Discuss CHIVA.
  6. Recognize the limitations of saphenous vein sparing procedures such as saphenous banding.
  7. Utilize appropriate technique to avoid complications of venous disease treatment.
  8. Match treatment method to patient's venous abnormality to minimize complication while achieving successful results.
  9. Recognize the etiology of venous reflux recurrences.
  10. Recognize the basic medical management principles of CVI.
  11. Formulate a treatment plan for patients with CVI.
  12. Identify the limits of medical management of CVI.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Catherine M. Burdge, APRNContent ReviewerNonen/a
Dana DePonzi-Haas, CMPStaffNonen/a
Mark Isaacs, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhSScientific Committee/Planner/SpeakerCovidienConsultant
Margaret Mann, MDContent ReviewerBTG-VarithenaConsultant; Advisory Board
Vineet Mishra, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Lisa Pavone, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
David Youmans, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a



The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the ACP. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting professional use of any of the information provided herein. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of ACP Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

Discussion of Off-Label Use

Although no longer required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), ACP CME requests all faculty to inform learners of any products they will discuss that are off-label or investigational.

Reproduction Prohibited

Reproduction of this material is not permitted without written permission from the copyright owner.

Review & Recertification

This course was reviewed and recertified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM in March 2015 and March 2017.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 Attendance


Please login or register to take this course.