When Is Big....Too Big? [Case of the Month] (CASE17-01)
This activity describes challenges a phlebologist may encounter when attempting to treat patients with a BMI greater than 50.
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The content of this activity is designed to meet the needs of the following target audience: phlebologists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, vascular medicine practitioners, dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, family practice and internal medicine practitioners, plastic surgeons, obstetricians and gynecologists, cardiologists, and any other healthcare professional currently or planning on treating patients with venous disease.
As a result of participating in this activity one should be able to:
- Discuss in what ways a patients with a BMI over 50 presents significant challenges to a vein practice.
- List questions that a phlebologist needs to ask before performing vein procedures on the patient with a BMI greater than 50.
- Describe equipment limitations a phlebologist needs to consider when planning vein procedures on a patient with a BMI greater than 50.
|Michael M. Di Iorio, MD, RPVI, RPhS||Content Reviewer||None||n/a|
|Joseph T. Jenkins, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, RVT||Author||None||n/a|
|Stephen H. Moss||Staff||None||n/a|
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Accreditation & Credit Designation
The American College of Phlebology (ACP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Phlebology (ACP) designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 Attendance