The National Venous Screening Program was designed to promote a nationwide focus on venous disorders such as varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and venous thromboembolism. The primary goal of the National Venous Screening Program is to create a heightened level of national awareness about venous problems similar to that for heart disease and arterial vascular disease. The AVF believes that venous disease must become a national healthcare priority.
The American Venous Forum (AVF), Venous Disease Screening Programs are designed to promote increased national awareness about venous diseases including:
- Venous thromboembolism (VTE) - deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Varicose veins
- Leg swelling and lymphedema
AVF Venous Screening Kit
The AVF believes that reducing death and disability due to venous disease must become a healthcare priority. This program of screening and education will broaden understanding about the prevalence of venous disease and ultimately reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with venous disorders. Using the Screening Kit, each live screening includes:
- Venous thromboembolism risk assessment
- Duplex examination for deep venous reflux and chronic venous obstruction
- Lower extremity inspection for chronic venous insufficiency
- Educational materials on the prevention and treatment of venous disease
Who Can Be A Screening Center?
Any organization can be a screening center including:
- Physician practices
- Medical Centers
- Community Service Organizations
- Ambulatory Care Centers
What Is Needed To Participate In Screenings?
Each center is responsible for providing:
- Event planning/media outreach
- Administrative support and materials
- A health care professional for conducting exit interviews
The AVF provides:
- The tool kit that serves as the "How to…."guide.
- The printed materials including the Venous Report card and educational materials.
- Assistance from the central AVF screening office to answer questions and provide general guidance.
Patient Educational Brochures
- What you need to know about venous thromboembolism
- What you need to know about varicose veins and spider veins
- What you need to know about chronic venous insufficiency