Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Course

UGVA

 

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Course

  • Most Comprehensive Hands-On UGVA Course Available
  • Destination Education in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 3:1 Participant to Faculty Hands-On Scan Ratio with Both Live Models (Anatomy) and Inanimate Phantoms (Interventional Techniques)
  • Scan Groups Assigned Based on Specialty Practice and Level of Experience
  • Lifetime Access to Digital Course Syllabus
  • Expert Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access Faculty
  • Trusted Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access CME Leader Since 1985
  • Expand Diagnostic & Interventional Services Offered
  • State-Of-The-Art Lecture Facility and Scan Labs
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Free CME-Z Card with Registration (Save 5-10% off all future Gulfcoast product purchases)

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Live Training Course provides participants a strong foundation to perform central and peripheral line techniques. This comprehensive course is taught by leading emergency medicine ultrasound experts that specialize in ultrasound guidance and incorporates comprehensive lectures, interactive case presentations, and includes hands-on scanning featuring a 3:1 participant to instructor ratio with both live models (anatomy) and inanimate phantoms (interventional techniques). This course is specifically designed for physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals who need ultrasound-guided vascular access (UGVA) training. Click Here to Register!

Topics

  • Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
  • Why use Ultrasound Guidance
  • “Direct” vs. “Indirect” Techniques
  • “In-plane” vs. “Out-of-plane” Techniques
  • Ultrasound Guided Central Line Placement
  • Principles of Vessel Differentiation & Procedural Tips
  • Internal Jugular & Axillary/Subclavian Approach & Clinical Case Review
  • Femoral & Antecubital Vein Access
  • Additional Access Sites & Comments on the Pediatric Patient
  • Clinical Case Review

Objectives

  • Demonstrate the participant’s knowledge to better perform ultrasound-guided vascular access procedures.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of the “In-Plane” and “Out-of-Plane” and the “Direct” vs. “Indirect” ultrasound-guided vascular access techniques.
  • Differentiate venous vs. arterial anatomy by ultrasound.
  • Identify ultrasound imaging characteristics of vessels and contiguous anatomy to determine the optimal approach for vascular access.
  • Demonstrate ultrasound imaging characteristics of vascular pathology that would indicate a vessel is not suitable for vascular access.
  • Demonstrate the use of ultrasound guidance for Central Line vascular access.
  • Demonstrate the use of ultrasound guidance for Peripheral Line vascular access.
  • Demonstrate competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

Audience

The ultrasound-guided vascular access course is designed for physicians, PA’s, CRNA’S, nurses and other medical professionals involved with performing vascular access procedures. Specialty practice may include emergency, trauma, critical care, internal medicine, and intensivists.

Credits

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access – Live Course

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 7.25 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit(s).

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 7.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

This program has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 6.75 Class A CE credits

 

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Course

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Course (April 21st, 2017) includes comprehensive lectures and extensive hands-on scanning for central and peripheral line placement. The Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Course incorporates comprehensive lectures, interactive case presentations, and extensive bedside hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models and inanimate phantoms.

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Course is taught by leading Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Experts. Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Course is also offered as a Blended Education (Online Course + Scan Workshop) option where you would complete the online course prior to the course begin date and come to our campus on St. Pete Beach, Florida for the afternoon scan workshops. If you can’t make it to our campus on St. Pete Beach, Florida, this course is also offered as a live (real time) interactive webinar.

  • Available as a Live, Online, Webinar and Blended Course (Online + Scan Workshop)
  • 3:1 Participant to Instructor Bedside Scanning Ratio (The Best in the Ultrasound Industry)
  • Additional Training Videos, and Books are also available to assist in your training
  • ACCME Accredited

CREDITS:

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 8 MOC Point(s)
7.5 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit
AANA CE Credit(s)

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of UG Vascular Access
  • “Direct” vs. “Indirect” Techniques
  • “In-plane” vs. “Out-of-plane” Techniques
  • Ultrasound Guided Central Line Placement
  • Principles of Vessel Differentiation
  • Internal Jugular & Axillary/Subclavian Approach
  • Femoral, Antecubital Vein Access
  • Additional Access Sites & Comments on the Pediatric Patient
  • Clinical Case Review

EXPERT FACULTY:

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Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP
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Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS, FACEP
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Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

 

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Course registration is quick, affordable and easy. Click or Call. http://www.gcus.com/courses/about.asp?course=1077/Ultrasound-Guided-Vascular-Access | 727.363.4500

UGVA & Nerve Blocks in EM + Scan Workshop (4/21-4/22)

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The Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access portion of the course includes comprehensive lectures and extensive hands-on scanning for central and peripheral line placement. This emergency vascular access ultrasound hands-on course/program incorporates interactive case presentations and features a 3:1 ratio with live models and inanimate phantoms. On day two you get to choose the topics you want to reinforce and improve your scanning skills in for emergency medicine, critical care abdominal and OB-GYN ultrasound applications. Scanning live models and inanimate phantoms provides the perfect opportunity to improve scanning proficiency.

  • Taught by Leading Emergency Ultrasound Experts
  • Central/Peripheral Line Technique and Approach
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills and Scanning Proficiency
  • Practice Interventional Techniques on Inanimate Phantoms
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice

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Word of the Day – Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access: In-Plane Approach

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute - Word of the Day

Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access: In-Plane Approach

va-in-planeThe in-plane or long access approach is the technique used to allow visualization of the entire needle when performing ultrasound-guided vascular access.
The transducer is positioned in a long axis over the selected vein.  The vessel is visualized straight across the screen.  The needle is placed at the center of the transducer in-line with the ultrasound beam and the trajectory of the vessel with the bevel up.

The transducer is held stationary with the non-dominant hand while advancing the needle using the dominant hand.

Figure 1: Adapted from Chapter 19, Emergency Ultrasound Ed. 2, James Mateer MD, editor

To learn more about Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access: In-Plane Approach, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming vascular hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.