Continuing Education

DMSC550 - Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Testing

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Course Overview

Help fight a prolific disease that affects approximately 202 million people worldwide. Lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) is commonly caused by the buildup of plaque in arteries. If someone has a buildup of plaque in the arteries in their legs, then they are likely to have it in the hearts and brains, resulting in an increased chance of having a stroke or heart attack.

With the technical skills you will gain in this course, you’ll be able to perform Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) testing. Using a Doppler unit, you will perform ABIs to screen for PAD and determine patient suitability for compression therapy.

Entrance requirements: Students should be healthcare professionals, medical researchers, or employees of healthcare insurance companies.

Upcoming Offerings

Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: class is scheduled in-person, with face-to-face instruction
  • Blended: class has a portion of face-to-face and online interaction
  • Hyflex: class has a flexible structure where it's optional for students to attend sessions in the classroom, participate online, or do both.
  • Remote Live Delivery: replaced online synchronous, where classes are fully online and scheduled at a specific time for students to attend.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: replaced online asynchronous, where students can engage with online class content at different times.
  • Remote Independent: online learning where content is self-led and no instructor.
  • Work Placement: class is a work placement
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