What is Sclerotherapy and Sclerotherapy Drugs 2011 (SCLE2012-01)

Course Description

This activity will provide a basic overview of sclerotherapy and sclerotherapy medications including definitions of terms, discussion of sclerotherapy advancements in the technique or in the medications, highlight techniques, and briefly introduce future developments. The intent of this activity is to improve the learners' current competency through this introduction to sclerotherapy and sclerotherapy medications.



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

  1. Discuss the origin of the term sclerotherapy.
  2. Assess how sclerotherapy and the medications used in sclerotherapy have advanced in the 21st century.
  3. List all possible sclerosants to be used in practice based on vein size and location.
  4. Communicate with patients on risks, benefits and outcomes of sclerotherapy treatment.


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Target Audience

The content of this activity is designed to meet the needs of the following target audience: Dermatologists, Internal Medicine Physicians, Registered Vascular Technologists, Registered Phlebology Sonographers,  Phlebologists,  Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeons, Cardiologists, Vascular Surgeons, General Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists, Allied Health Professionals, and any other health professional currently treating venous disease.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Heather Durband, BSStaffNonen/a
Neil M. Khilnani, MD, FACPhScientific Committee/Planner/SpeakerNonen/a
Sanjoy Kundu, MD, FSIR, FASA, DABR, FCIRSEContent ReviewerNonen/a
John Mauriello, MD, FACPhSpeakerAngiodynamics; BiolitecSpeaker; Consultant
Michelle McEvoy RN, MSN/EdContent ReviewerNonen/a

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 Attendance


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Required Hardware/software

The American College of Phlebology presents this activity using basic Internet formatting. We recommend the following hardware and software for best viewing.

Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, or Macintosh OS X
Display resolution of 800 x 600 pixels or greater
Current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or other browsers that support mp4 file playback
Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0
Flash 8.0

Other system configurations may work perfectly well, subject to your personal preferences.


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 Accrediation 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 on March 25, 2015.