April 2000


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Kemil Pilotte <[log in to unmask]>
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UVM Flownet <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 11 Apr 2000 15:10:02 -0700
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Why do we have 2 and I hear soon to be 3 organizations involved in the
credentialing of vascular and cardiac sonographers?  Also, why do we have so
many organizations supposedly representing our interests - are their
professional and medical differences or is it all just politics?

"Gallupe, Carol Jean" wrote:

> As someone that took 3 of the different cardiac exams through CCI, I must
> say I do not think so highly of them.  They are constantly changing their
> minds about requirements and making people retake the exams.  If you look
> at other associations ARDMS, Respiratory and Nursing, etc.  you will not see
> the same thing happening.  It got to be a joke with some of the
> Cardiologists.
> Unfortunately for cardiac they are the game in town even though management
> is not impressed with them either.
> When I worked for a group of Vascular Surgeons they did not recognize CCI
> for Vascular and would only recognize ARDMS for the RVT credential.
> After what I went through with CCI I was just as glad to go with another
> company.
> Because of their ethics I am more proud to call myself a RVT than my Cardiac
> credentials all rolled together.
> Carol J. Gallupe RVT
> EMMC Bangor ME