Phlebology Certification Exam Overview 

Phlebology Certification Exam Content Summary

(Percentages are approximations and may vary slightly on the exam)

 

 

1) BASIC SCIENCE - 8% OF EXAM

 

  • Anatomy & Embryology

    • Histology

    • Macroscopic Anatomy

    • Embryology

  • Physiology

    • Function

    • Normal venous hemodynamics

    • Venous pumps

    • Coagulation

    • Lymphatic system
       

 

2) VENOUS DISEASES AND SYNDROMES - 20% OF EXAM

 

  • Chronic Venous Disorder

  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency

  • Recurrence

  • Venous Obstruction

  • Pelvic Venous Congestion

  • Thromboembolism (SVT/DVT/Other)

  • Venous/vascular & Miscellaneous syndromes

  • Lymphedema

  • Venous Tumors
     

 

3) DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS AND SCREENING - 10% OF EXAM

 

  • Continuous Wave Doppler

  • Plethysmography

  • Ankle-brachial index

  • Peripheral arterial evaluation (other)

  • Venous thromboembolism screening

  • CEAP Classification
     

 

4) DUPLEX ULTRASOUND AND OTHER IMAGING MODALITIES - 25% OF EXAM

 

  • Duplex Ultrasound

    • Instrumentation

    • Ultrasound physics

    • Ultrasound safety

    • Ultrasound interpretation

    • Limitations

    • Quality Assurance

  • Other Imaging Modalities

    • MR

    • CT

    • Venography

    • Transillumination

    • Lymphyscinitgraphy

    • Other
       

 

5) TREATMENT/THERAPY - 35% OF EXAM

 

  • Pharmacologic agents and wound care

  • Compression therapy

  • Anesthesia techniques

  • Sclerotherapy

  • Duplex-guided endovenous chemical ablation

  • Ambulatory phlebectomy

  • Endovenous thermal ablation

  • Cutaneous laser surgery

  • Surgery (other than Ambulatory phlebectomy)

  • Management of recurrent varicose veins

  • Management of pelvic venous insufficiency

  • Principles in managing venous/lymphatic malformations and anomalies

  • Deep venous reflux and/or obstruction

  • Prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism

  • Management of SVT/DVT/Other

  • Complications of Venous Procedures

  • Management of chronic venous insufficiency
     

 

6) PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS - 2% OF EXAM

 

  • Ethics Training

  • Vascular Laboratory development

  • Documentation and Billing for venous disease

  • Informed consent

  • FDA, Off-label use

  • Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement

  • Research design and analysis

  • Referral to other specialists

 

Approx. 200 Exam Questions

SECTION

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

PERCENT

 

8%

20%

10%

25%

35%

2%

TOPIC

 

Basic Science

Venous Diseases and Syndromes

Diagnotic Tools and Screening

Duplex Ultrasound and Other Imaging Modalities

Treatment/Therapy

Professional Standards

# OF ITEMS

 

16

40

20

50

70

4

Number of items and percentages listed above are approximations and may vary slightly on the actual exam.

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