Comprehensive Venous Diagnosis and Treatment
on Wednesday, 19 December 2012.
Christine Dudley Earns RPhS
Chris Dudley, the Technical Director of the Vascular Laboratory at VeinCare Centers of Tennessee, has earned the vascular ultrasound credential specifically related to venous disorders. She recently passed the certification examination for the Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS) certification administered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International.
The RPhS certification was developed recently to certify technologists and physicians who have developed special skills performing minimally-invasive diagnostic venous examinations, most commonly with color duplex ultrasound. Candidates for the exam must document training and experience performing venous examinations and then must pass a certification exam.
The RPhS certification is the only certification devoted to venous ultrasound testing. The Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) certification which Dudley earned in 1996 is a certification for vascular testing, but the majority of the subject material for the RVT exam is arterial testing.
Dudley began training in ultrasound in 1974 and has worked in medical ultrasound since then. She learned vascular ultrasound as the ultrasound technology to evaluate blood vessels and flow in blood vessels was developed. She now leads the team of 3 vascular sonographers at VeinCare Centers of Tennessee where the Vascular Laboratory is one of the most sophisticated non-invasive venous diagnostic laboratories available.
on Monday, 13 August 2012.
Aleata Parker RPhs Certified
Aleata Parker, a Registered Vascular Technologist at VeinCare Centers of Tennessee, has earned another credential related to vascular ultrasound technology. She has earned the Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS) certification from Cardiovascular Credentialing International.
The RPhS credential was developed to recognize technologists and physicians who have special skills performing venous examinations with minimally-invasive techniques, mostly color duplex ultrasound. Candidates must document training and experience performing venous examinations, and they must pass a certification examination. Parker is one of a small number of technologists who have earned this new credential.
The RPhS certification is unique in that it is the only certification devoted to venous testing. The Registered Vascular Technologist certification, which Parker also holds, is a certification for vascular testing, but most of the subject material is arterial in nature.
on Thursday, 09 August 2012.
Think about your lunch breaks lately. Have you and your co-workers indulged in doughnuts, cookies and cakes or fried chicken, burgers and fries? The social aspect of eating together at work is relaxing and healthy, but the food itself may be putting on the pounds. As an alternative, consider catching up with others at work while enjoying a healthy meal. A number of offices enjoy weekly “salad potlucks,” a refreshing way to use social support (a key strategy) to achieve your weight loss or maintenance goals.
Here’s how it works:
- Choose the day of the week for the potluck (like “Salad Tuesdays”)
- Office management (or host/hostess) provides Greens (such as a 50/50 of spring greens and spinach); Dressings (ideally homemade); and Plates and Silverware.
- Each attendee brings favorite salad topping(s), including traditional raw veggies like cucumber and tomato as well as homemade guacamole, hard boiled eggs, grilled chicken, black beans, cheeses, hummus, and nuts. Soups, homemade breads or baked goods, pasta salad, and fruit salad can also add to the salad buffet.
This potluck is cheap and simple, and all involved should leave the meal full and satisfied, without added sugars, fat and calories. In addition to a lean, nourishing lunch, this communal meal provides a setting for low-stress networking amongst co-workers. So be an agent of change: use a weekly salad potluck to “lighten up” your workplace environment. Wishing you the best until next month!