Combined Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access & Emergency/Critical Care Scanning Skills Workshop

  • Taught by Leading Emergency Ultrasound Experts
  • Central/Peripheral Line Technique and Approach
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills and Scanning Proficiency
  • Practice Interventional Techniques on Inanimate Phantoms
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Choose Your Scan Topics for the Scanning Skills Workshop
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Qualifies for GCUS BOGO spring event. see pricing section.

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Location: St. Pete Beach, FL 

April 21-22, 2017

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* See Pricing section for details


16 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)

Code: UGVA-ESO1-171

Please call 1.727.363-4500
to register for this course.
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Topics & Objectives

    Vascular Access Topics

  • 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

  • Scanning Workshop Topics

  • FAST exam
  • Focused Echo
  • Vascular Access
  • Procedures
  • GYN (Transabdominal)
  • GYN (Endovaginal)
  • Nerve Blocks
  • DVT
  • Lung
  • Focused Abdominal
  • Testicular
  • Complete Abdomen
  • Thyroid,
  • Smorgasbord (fracture/reduction evaluation, foreign body localization with phantom, ocular)

Vascular Access Objectives

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

Scanning Workshop Objectives

  1. Increase knowledge and skills to perform ultrasound examinations (specific exams based on specialty track selected).
  2. Demonstrate appropriate scan techniques and protocols for performing ultrasound examinations.
  3. Improve scanning skills and increase diagnostic confidence.
  4. Perform examinations under supervised conditions to help fulfill credentialing and/or individual certification requirements
* Pricing
Target Audience
The combined ultrasound-guided vascular access course & scanning skills workshop 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.
Course Instructors
Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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Continuing Education Credits
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 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 7.5 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

This program has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 7 CE credits; Code Number ; Expiration Date .

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 8 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 course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.
Lodging & Travel

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute Lodging and Travel

Recommended Lodging

The following accommodations are suggested by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for their convenient locations and reputable service.

Special discounted room rates are available at most of the beach-front properties when booked through us. Call us at 1.800.619.1900 or 727.363.4500 to make reservations.

Resorts in St Pete Beach, FL Sirata Beach Resort
Sirata Beach Resort

(Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
(Pink marker on map)
5300 Gulf Blvd.
380 newly decorated guestrooms and executive suites, all with coffee maker and mini refrigerator, pay movies, CD alarm clock radios, safes, daily newspaper, Wireless Internet access and complimentary fitness center. 13-tropical acres with 3 pools, whirlpools, two restaurants, two beach bars, lobby bar, concierge, business center, beach cabanas, water sports and miles of white sand beach.

Resorts in St Pete Beach, FL The Guy Harvey Outpost a Tradewinds Beach Resort
Guy Harvey Outpost
(Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
(Black marker on map)
6000 Gulf Blvd.
159 newly renovated rooms & suites all with refrig/wetbar, coffeemaker. High speed internet, 2 heated pools, fitness center, patio restaurant and beach bar. Transportation suggested. [Check out The Tradewinds Beach Cam on Bay News 9]

Resorts in St Pete Beach, FL TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort
TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort

(Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
(Cyan marker on map)
5500 Gulf Blvd.
585 rooms & suites, all with refrig/wetbar, microwave, coffeemaker. Full service resort with high speed internet, 4 heated pools, tennis, fitness center, salon, watersports, kids programs, tropical waterways with paddleboats. Full array of fine & casual dining, beach bars, lounges.
[Check out the Tradwinds beach cam on bay 9]

Resorts in St Pete Beach, FL Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort
Plaza Beach Hotel

(Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
(Green marker on map)
4506 Gulf Blvd.
Across the street from GUI. This 39 room boutique resort is directly on the beach. It is family owned and operated. Amenities include: All rooms have full kitchens, Large Heated Pool, High Speed Internet, Free WiFi, Mini-Golf. Clean and Quiet. Lower rates.

Resorts in St Pete Beach, FLBay View Waterfront Resort
Bay View Waterfront Resort
(Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
4321 Gulf Blvd.
Small, family-owned boutique resort is in walking distance to GUI. This property is on the bayside waterway, not the beach. Full Kitchens, Private Balconies Available, Fishing Pier. Clean and Quiet. Can use all amenities of Plaza Beach Resort. Low rates.

Resorts in St Pete Beach, FLBay Palms Waterfront Resort
Bay Palms Waterfront Resort
(Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
(Blue marker on map)
4237 Gulf Blvd.
Waterfront * Heated Pool * 1200sq ft Waterfront Pier * Full Kitchens * Suites * Great Fishing * Watch Manatees and Dolphins * Beach Access just across the street * Great Rates * Full Use of Bayview Plaza and Plaza Beach Resort. Low rates.

Resorts in St Pete Beach, FLThe Kimpton Hotel Zamora
The Kimpton Hotel Zamora
(Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
(Purple marker on map)
3701 Gulf Blvd.
The first new boutique hotel to be built in St. Pete Beach in decades, The Kimpton Hotel Zamora is a white-washed Mediterranean palace that though breathtakingly modern feels anchored in a bygone era. Inspired by the architecture of its namesake Spanish province, the hotel's striking Romanesque façade is the framework for expansive luxury suites with balconies overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and Gulf of Mexico, stylish dining and the laid-back leisure of Florida's fashionable Tampa Bay.

Resorts in St Pete Beach, FLDon CeSar Beach House
Don CeSar Beach House
(Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
3860 Gulf Blvd.
70 new luxury 1 BR suites, all beach views. Full kitchen, refrig., microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Large heated pool, gas BBQ, snack bar/game room, small beach bar. (No restaurant) 3 night minimum.

Resorts in St Pete Beach, FL Don CeSar Resort Hotel
Don CeSar Beach House
(Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
(Pink marker on map)
3400 Gulf Blvd.
277 rooms (std, junior, 1, and 2 bedroom suites available). 1920s elegant Spanish style landmark hotel. Full service resort incl. pool, tennis, watersports, 2 restaurants, bistro/nightclub, beach bar, 24-hour room service. Transportation suggested.

Additional Lodging:

There are also a number of other nice, smaller independent beachfront motel properties in the immediate area. Please contact Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for further information.

Visit the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is located on the beautiful gulf coast of Florida.


For your convenience, we can directly book your hotel or condominium lodging for you.

Special discounted room rates are available at most of the beach-front properties when booked through us. Although there are a number of other hotels in the area, we have personally inspected these sites and can recommend them. Please call us for advance availability and rates. Since we are located in a resort area, demand for rooms can be high during certain times of the year.

Please call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute to arrange your lodging, US toll free 1.800.619.1900. Outside the US, call 727.363.4500.


If you are flying in, we suggest making your airline destination to Tampa International Airport or St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport.

Coast-to-Coast... We're growing to serve YOU!

Due to the constant requests we receive to present our programs at additional locations around the country, we are excited to now offer customized ultrasound courses at your facility to fit your specific educational needs. We can also offer them at other quality strategic and resort-oriented locations as well. Call us or write us to inquire.

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