Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access & Regional Anesthesia

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Pricing

Advanced Registration: $1,905.00 Regular Registration: $2,105.00 Late Registration: $2,305.00

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CME Credits


Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
7.25 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 7.25 ABIM MOC point(s)
6.75 AANA Class A CE Credit(s)

Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia
8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
7.25 AANA Class A CE Credit(s)
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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Product Code: UGVA-AES-191


Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access & Regional Anesthesia

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access & Regional Anesthesia Live Training Course provides participants a strong foundation to perform central and peripheral line techniques and approach in an emergency setting, as well as integrating ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia techniques for surgery, pain management, or procedural applications such as fracture reduction into their clinical practice. This course is taught by leading emergency medicine ultrasound experts that incorporates comprehensive lectures and interactive case presentations featuring a 3:1 faculty to participant hands-on scan 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 in an emergency setting, as well as ultrasound guided regional anesthesia (UGRA) training in a surgical and pain management setting. In this two (2) day program, participants will learn central and peripheral line placement, and upper and lower extremity nerve blocks and miscellaneous other new blocks.

  • Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals
  • The Fundamentals of Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
  • -Why use Ultrasound Guidance
  • -“Direct” vs' “Indirect” Techniques
  • -“In-plane” vs' “Out-of-plane” Techniques
  • -Principles of Vessel Differentiation & Procedural Tips
  • Ultrasound Guided Central Line Placement
  • -Internal Jugular & Axillary/Subclavian Approach & Clinical Case Review
  • -Femoral Vein Access
  • Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Line Placement
  • -Antecubital Vein Access
  • -Additional Access Sites & Comments on the Pediatric Patient
  • -Clinical Cases
  • Indications & Applications for Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia
  • Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks (Anatomy, Ultrasound Scanning & Injection Techniques)
  •    -Interscalene
  •    -Supraclavicular
  •    -Infraclavicular
  •    -Axillary
  • Truncal Blocks (Anatomy, Ultrasound Scanning & Injection Techniques)
  •    -PECS I & II (Serratus Plane Block)
  •    -SubCostal TAP (Transversus Abdominis Plane)
  •    -Classical TAP
  •    -Quadratus Lumborum (QL) Block
  • Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks: Anatomy, Ultrasound Characteristics, Scanning & Injection Techniques
  •    -Femoral Nerve Block
  •    -Fascia Iliaca Block
  •    -Saphenous/ Adductor Canal Block
  •    -Sciatic (Popliteal & Subgluteal) Block
  •    -Ankle Block

Topics

  • Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals
  • The Fundamentals of Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
  • -Why use Ultrasound Guidance
  • -“Direct” vs' “Indirect” Techniques
  • -“In-plane” vs' “Out-of-plane” Techniques
  • -Principles of Vessel Differentiation & Procedural Tips
  • Ultrasound Guided Central Line Placement
  • -Internal Jugular & Axillary/Subclavian Approach & Clinical Case Review
  • -Femoral Vein Access
  • Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Line Placement
  • -Antecubital Vein Access
  • -Additional Access Sites & Comments on the Pediatric Patient
  • -Clinical Cases
  • Indications & Applications for Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia
  • Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks (Anatomy, Ultrasound Scanning & Injection Techniques)
  • -Interscalene
  • -Supraclavicular
  • -Infraclavicular
  • -Axillary
  • Truncal Blocks (Anatomy, Ultrasound Scanning & Injection Techniques)
  • -PECS I & II (Serratus Plane Block)
  • -SubCostal TAP (Transversus Abdominis Plane)
  • -Classical TAP
  • -Quadratus Lumborum (QL) Block
  • Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks: Anatomy, Ultrasound Characteristics, Scanning & Injection Techniques
  • -Femoral Nerve Block
  • -Fascia Iliaca Block
  • -Saphenous/ Adductor Canal Block
  • -Sciatic (Popliteal & Subgluteal) Block
  • -Ankle Block

Objectives

  • Demonstrate the participant’s knowledge to better perform ultrasound-guided vascular access and regional anesthesia 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 procedures.
  • Identify ultrasound imaging characteristics of vessels and contiguous anatomy to determine the optimal approach for vascular access.
  • Cite 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 and Peripheral Line vascular access.
  • Identify and distinguish the topographic and cross-sectional brachial plexus anatomy.
  • Demonstrate imaging techniques for performing ultrasound-guided upper extremities regional anesthesia nerve blocks.
  • Demonstrate imaging techniques for performing ultrasound-guided lower extremities anesthesia nerve blocks.
  • Perform PECC and TAP blocks using ultrasound guidance
  • Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, diagnostic/treatment accuracy, and interpretation criteria to integrate the skills learned into clinical practice.

Pricing

Each course registration includes: a digital course notebook (lifetime access to any device, full color presentations, and the ability to take notes/make annotations within the e-book that will sync across devices.) Daily continental breakfast and afternoon snack will also be provided.

The Advanced Registration Tuition is applied to registration submitted and paid/postmarked at least 30 days in advance of the course.

The Regular Registration Tuition is applied to registrations submitted between 15-29 days in advance of the course.

The Late Registration Tuition is strictly enforced and is applied to ALL registrations submitted within two weeks (14 days) of the start of the course.

Target Audience

The ultrasound-guided vascular access and regional anesthesia course is designed for physicians, PA’s, CRNA’S, nurses and other medical professionals involved with performing vascular access procedures and has the desire to integrate ultrasound-guidance techniques for regional anesthesia applications. Specialty practice may include emergency, trauma, critical care, internal medicine, and intensivists.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Andreas Dewitz  MD, RDMS, FACEP

Vice Chair for Ultrasound Education.
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine.
Boston University School of Medicine.
Boston Medical Center.
Boston, MA.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Michael D. Herrick  MD

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology.
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.
Lebanon, NH.

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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)
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)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


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Accreditation Statement

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


The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

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

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 14.00 Class A CE credits

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 Specials

Special discounted room rates are available at most of the listed properties when booked through us. Although there are a number of other hotels in the area, we have inspected these sites and can recommend them. Please call us in advance for 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 at 727.363.4500 to arrange your lodging at discounted rates.


Our Location




Directions to our Learning Center

From Tampa or Tampa Intl. Airport:
  1. Follow signs for I-275 South to St. Petersburg. You will go over the Howard Frankland Bridge, then continue about 17 miles to Exit 23A on the left toward Sundial/The Pier
  2. After you get off at Exit 23A, I-375 E becomes 4th Ave N
  3. Turn right onto 2nd St N, the Sundial Parking Garage will be on your left
  4. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is located at 111 2nd Ave NE in the Plaza Tower on the 8 th floor
From Sarasota or South Florida:
  1. If you are coming from the south over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, take I-275 North to Exit 23 for I-375 toward The Pier
  2. After you get off at Exit 23A, I-375 E becomes 4th Ave N
  3. Turn right onto 2nd St N, the Sundial Parking Garage will be on your left
  4. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is located at 111 2nd Ave NE in the Plaza Tower on the 8 th floor

Walking Directions from the Parking Garage

  1. Follow walkway from garage towards Sundial Shopping plaza (Muvico Theatres)
  2. Turn right and walk down 2nd Ave N
  3. Cross 1st St NE
  4. On your left is Sab Cafe, turn left into the Plaza shops and into Plaza Tower
  5. Take elevator to 8th floor
Airports

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.

Our state-of-the art facility features a full 8000 sq. ft. of space dedicated solely to ultrasound education! The site is conveniently located in the beautiful Dolphin Village Center, and is within an easy, picturesque walk from a number of area gulf-front hotels. It offers a wide variety of services including gift shops, beach fashions, grocery, and of course, restaurants.



Nearby Hotels

Jan 1st-April 30th: $169 +tax
Oct 6th-Dec. 31st: $139
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hyatt Place St. Pete
25 2nd Street N. | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Hotel Main Number: 727.202.2506
Jan 1st-May 24th: $255 +tax | May 25th-Sept. 9th: $189 +tax
Sept 10th-Dec. 31st: $229 +tax (Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Renaissance Vinoy Hotel
501 5th Ave. NE | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-1000
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hampton Inn
80 Beach Dr. NE | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-892-9900
May 1st-Dec. 31st: (King or 2 Queen) $145 +tax
Jan 1st-April 30th: (King or 2 Queen) $155 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hotel Indigo St. Pete
234 Third Ave. N. | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Hotel Main Number: 727-822-4814
Jan-Dec:(King or 2 Queen) $149 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Courtyard Marriot
300 4th Street North | St. Petersburg Florida 33701
727-450-6200
January-April: $199 +tax | May-August: $155 +tax
Sept-Dec: $166 +tax (King or 2 Queen)
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hilton Hotel
333 1st Street South | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Hotel Main Number: 727-894-500
Oct-May (Sun—Thurs) $189.99 +tax / (Fri—Sat) $217.75 +tax
June-Sept (Sun—Thurs) $159.99 +tax / (Fri—Sat) $210.75 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
The Birchwood Hotel
340 Beach Drive NE | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-896-1080
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hollander Hotel
421 4th Ave. N | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Hotel Main Number: 727-873-7900
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Inn on The Third Hotel
342 3rd Ave. N | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-3248
Jan 1st-April 30th: $139 +tax | May 1st - Sept. 30th: $119 + tax
Oct 1st-Dec. 31st: $123 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Staybridge Suites
25 2nd Street N. | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Hotel Main Number: 727.828.9878

Beach Hotels (15 minute Drive)

(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Sirata Beach Resort
5300 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
855.344.5999
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Guy Harvey Outpost at Tradewinds
6000 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-360-4016
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-360-4016
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Plaza Beach Hotel
4506 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-360-4016
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Bay View Waterfront
4321 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-367-2791
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Bay Palms Waterfront Resort
4237 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-367-2791
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
The Kimpton Hotel Zamora
3701 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
(727) 456-8900
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Don CeSar Beach House
3860 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
866-728-2206
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Don CeSar Resort Hotel
3400 Gulf Blvd | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-360-1881
  • Additional Lodging:

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

    Visit the St Pete Chamber of Commerce for more information.


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

    Meetings:

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

    Special discounted room rates are available at most of the downtown or beachfront 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 at 727.363.4500 to arrange your lodging.

    Airports

    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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