A common question I get at the LRC is how students should go about studying for the CCI and ARDMS for Echo or DMS. Generally, students want to know what materials we have in the Library and what other materials are available that might be useful. Because of this, I did a little research and came up with a list of materials, some of which we have in the Library. Keep in mind, however, that I haven’t used any of these materials myself, this list is by no means exhaustive, and I’m not endorsing any particular products—this is just a sampling of some of what’s available.

Before starting to prepare for one of the board examinations, however, it’s a good idea to gain a strong understanding of what the tests actually cover. Both CCI and ARDMS clearly state what will be on the registry boards that they offer. By using the following links, you can print out a list of topics covered with the associated percentages on the tests.

CCI RVS Test Outline

http://www.cci-online.org/content/registered-vascular-specialist-rvs

CCI RCS Test Overview

http://www.cci-online.org/content/registered-cardiac-sonographer-rcs

ARDMS Adult Echo Overview

http://www.ardms.org/prepare_for_an_examination/content_outlines/ae_content_outline

ARDMS Vascular Technology Overview

http://www.ardms.org/prepare_for_an_examination/content_outlines/vt_content_outline

By reviewing the topics covered in the tests, you can identify your weaknesses and review the portion of your course materials dealing with the topic. In addition to utilizing test prep materials, hopefully this will leave you well prepared for you boards.

CCI/ARDMS Prep Materials Vascular/DMS

Davies Vascular Technology: An Illustrated Review

http://www.amazon.com/Vascular-Technology-Illustrated-Review-Fourth/dp/0941022730

Gulfcoast Ultra Pass CD Exam Review, Vascular Technology

https://www.gcus.com/products/about.asp?product=339/ULTRA-PASS-CD-Exam-Review-Vascular-Technology

Rite Advantage Prep Materials

http://riteadvantage.com/us-vascular-package.html

Ocean Ultrasound Vascular Ultrasound

http://oceanultrasound.com/cart/vascular-ultrasound-c-8.html

ESP XZone

http://www.esp-inc.com/X-Zone.aspx

Pegasus Materials

https://www.pegasuslectures.com/cci_rvs.php

CCI/ARDMS Prep Materials Echo

Davies ARDMS Echocardiography Review (In Library)

http://www.amazon.com/Adult-Echo-Barton-Bean/dp/0941022161

Davies Publishing

http://www.daviespublishing.com/RDMS-Prep-C79.aspx

Ocean Ultrasound Adult Echo CCI/ARDMS Test Prep Materials (Have in Library)

http://oceanultrasound.com/cart/adult-echo-c-6.html

Gulfcoast Ultrasound ULTRA P.A.S.S Registry Review: Adult Echocardiography Ultrasound Registry Review Workbook (Have in Library)

https://www.gcus.com/products/about.asp?product=66/ULTRA-PASS-Adult-Echo-Ultrasound-Registry-Review-Workbook

Pegasus Materials

https://www.pegasuslectures.com/cci_rcs.php

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