Here is a link to the ARDMS recert page which states the accrediting
body for ARDMS.




From: UVM Flownet [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lisa
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 12:09 PM
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Subject: Re: recertification


And who is THEIR cerifying agency? What international agency are we
talking. In Europe the MD's do most ultrasounds. I am very interested in

other agencies whose standards of compliance are being imposed. Where on
the ARDMS web site is this listed? 

I like to follow this "trickle flow" , after all I'm just a vascular
tech in the ARDMS.

I might add, that we have no real powers of diagnosis, as in the MD,ect.



From: UVM Flownet [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Audrey
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 9:50 AM
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Subject: Re: recertification


This change has nothing to do with the DOL. It has to do with ARDMS
being in compliance with their certifying agency.


The recert is being required by the ARDMS by the agency that certifies
the ARDMS. This is a trickle down effect. If the ARDMS wants to keep
it's international certification then it has to abide by the rules set
forth. That means having some type of recertification in place for the
credentials it gives. Does this make sense? 


Vascular Technologists are not classifies as sonographers. Individual
facilities may choose to use the sonographer designation but by the
ARDMS they are technologists and according to the DOL they are
technologists, not sonographers. The ARRT gives the vascular sonography
designation and CCI uses the vascular specialist designation. The ARDMS
uses techologist.


Vascular technologists are not classified as sonographers by the United
States Department of Labor. They are classicified as cardiovascular
technicians and technlogists that also includes invasive cardiology,
echo, and ekg technicians.


My point was that if someone wanted to do the work and have vascular
taken out of the ekg technician category within the DOL then having
recert wuld be a good thing.


The thing is that this is a done deal. It means that every ten years
peple will have to show they can pass a hopefully rigorous open book
test for free. Outrage won't help, it will just get in the way of moving
foward and learning to deal with the new realities of holding the ARDMS




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