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From: Jeff Stanley
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 8:32 AM
To: 'UVM Flownet'
Subject: RE: Cross posting from SDMS, re new limited registry for venousI don't like this because it seems to say that being an RVT isn't good enough to properly work in a vein practice. I understand the idea of having someone being well versed in vein therepy but I think that can be a part of being an RVT and not separate. If this happens then why not have separate credentials for carotid ultrasound and arterial ultrasound? I think it is also muddying the water by chopping up and weakening the RVT credential.Jeff Stanley BS,RVTThe Surgical ClinicNashville, TN
From: UVM Flownet [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Doug Marcum
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 6:41 AM
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Subject: Re: Cross posting from SDMS, re new limited registry for venousBonnie/ nancy(not in defense of the credential) .... But from my understanding the scope of the credential is that the person would be an individual WELL versed in the understanding of vein therapy both on the clinical and sonography side. The credential will not allow the individual to practice independently and especially NOT injecting anything and/or doing vein therapy procedures. Just in assisting, both with scanning and with procedures in a bonafied vein therapy practice. To reiterate my reservation, I feel the emphasis on the ultrasound side is going to be secondary to the clinical side. In other words, my fear is that a person that has not been formally trained in venous anatomy, pathophysiology, etc. but has "worked holding the transducer" will qualify for this credential. I don't necessarily think it muddys the water as much as dilutes the profession.D
Doug Marcum RDMS,RDCS,RVT(APS)Advanced Ultrasound ConsultantsElite Solutions for Vein Therapy/ Insufficiency Scanning and On-Site EducationP: 321.231.2191F: 407-971-4775Sent from my iPhone
On May 18, 2009, at 6:16 PM, Bonnie Johnson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Well, isn’t that just dandy! More mud in the water……. So what EXACTLY will the credential qualify them to do? What will be the limits of there practice. What the heck IS their practice? Will they localize a blood vessel to draw blood or open the flood gates to r/o DVT and perform guided venous closure laser procedures? This is right up there with the transducer connected to the iPod for imaging free for all. Quality seems to have slipped through the cracks…………..
Bonnie Johnson RDMS, RVT, FSVU