Treating Reticular and Spider Veins: Liquid Sclerotherapy, Visual Sclerotherapy with Foam, All in All It's Just Another Brick in the Wall - OHMIC Treatment of Spider Veins or Reticular Veins (SCLE2012-03)

This activity will provide an overview of testing options for reticular and spider veins; liquid sclerotherapy and visual sclerotherapy with foam treatments; and OHMIC treatment of reticular and spider veins. The intent of this activity is to improve the learners' competency and performance through this overview of testing and treatments for reticular and spider veins.


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As of June 8, 2020, this course is not being offered for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTMYou may still purchase this course at this time, however, you will not be able to claim credit.

Target Audience

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.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Decide if foam enhances outcomes for reticular and spider vein sclerotherapy over liquid.
  2. Assess if newly introduced OHMIC techniques for spider vein elimination are best for your practice without further comparrison of sclerotherapy.
  3. Select ablation techniques based on the size and anatomy of the veins to be eliminated.
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Heather Durband, BSStaffNonen/a
Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FACPhSpeakerVascular Insights; CovidienConsultant
Mark Isaacs, MD, FACPh, FAAFPSpeakerCovidienConsultant
Joseph T. Jenkins, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, RVTContent ReviewerNonen/a
Neil M. Khilnani, MD, FACPhScientific Committee/Planner/SpeakerNonen/a
Sanjoy Kundu, MD, FSIR, FASA, DABR, FCIRSEContent ReviewerNonen/a
Michelle McEvoy RN, MSN/EdContent ReviewerNonen/a



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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.

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Review & Recertification

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


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