a. Demonstrate the ability to to take a history and physical exam on patients with acute and chronic lower extremity arterial disease and the basic use of the Hand-held doppler and the ankle-brachial index
b. Explain the different classifications of PAD (claudication, critical limb ischemia) and the common etiologies of acute limb ischemia (embolism vs thrombosis)
c. Outline the basic diagnostic approaches to and treatment of acute and chronic limb ischemia including the fundamentals of roles of antiplatelet, anticoagulants, endovascular and open surgical approaches.
d. Describe an approach to lower extremity ulceration and be able to distinguish between arterial, diabetic, venous and mixed ulcer pathologies and the role of compression and off-loading therapy in addition to revascularization based on ulcer etiology.
e. Describe the clinical features of acute and chronic mesenteric ischemia, how to distinguish between the two, and the principles of treatment including endovascular and surgical options.