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Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access

Course Code: UGVA-132
Location: St. Pete Beach, FL 
Available Date(s): August 23, 2013 | April 10, 2014 | August 8, 2014 | May 1, 2015 | August 24, 2015 | February 8, 2016 | February 8-10, 2016 | August 29, 2016
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
7.5 hours of ACEP Category I Credits
7 AANA CE Credit(s)
Also meets CME requirements for ARDMS

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Course Description
Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access hands-on training includes comprehensive lectures and extensive hands-on scanning for central and peripheral line placement featuring live models and inanimate phantoms.

This hands-on ultrasound-guided vascular access course is planned in accordance with the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), ACEP, and WINFOCUS guidelines and is designed for medical professionals who perform central or peripheral line placement and Antecubital and femoral vein access.

The ultrasound-guided vascular access training combines a comprehensive review of ultrasound fundamentals, guidance techniques, ultrasound vessel differentiation and extensive 3:1 hands-on training featuring live models plus, inanimate phantoms for a realistic training experience.

The ultrasound-guided vascular access training program is the perfect combination with the ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia course.  Extend your stay and save!  You can attend in-person for the complete educational experience or live online for the didactic portion only.

Course Code: UGVA-132
Objectives & Topics

At the completion of the program, the participant should be able to:

  1. Increase 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. Recognize 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. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.
  • Ultrasound imaging fundamentals
  • "In-Plane" vs. "Out-of-Plane" techniques
  • "Direct" vs. "Indirect" techniques
  • U/S-guided central line placement
  • Internal jugular and subclavian approach
  • U/S-guided peripheral line placement
  • Antecubital & Femoral vein access
  • Clinical Cases and QA
  • Hands-on sessions with live models and inanimate phantoms

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Target Audience/Course Pre-Requisites
The ultrasound-guided central and peripheral line hands-on workshop is designed for physicians, PA’s, CRNA’S,and nurses. Specialty practice may include emergency, trauma, critical care, internal medicine, and intensivists. Back to topBack to the top of the page
Course Instructors

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Bret P. Nelson, MD, RDMS, FACEP

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 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 1027662; Expiration Date 8/23/2013.

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. Back to topBack to the top of the page

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