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Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access & Blended Regional Anesthesia - Combined Live and Blended Course

Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access & Blended Regional Anesthesia

Dates: March 18 - 19, 2024

 

Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access & Regional Anesthesia

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Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access & Regional Anesthesia

Dates: March 18 - 19, 2024

  • Most comprehensive hands-on ultrasound-guided vascular access and regional anesthesia CME course available
  • 3:1 participant to expert instructor ratio during scanning skills workshop
  • Scan standardized patient models for anatomy and technique and inanimate phantoms for interventional skills practice
  • Immediately integrate skills learned into clinical practice and expand diagnostic and interventional services offered
  • Case log of exams performed during hands-on scanning workshop provided and may be used toward hospital credentialing and/or POCUS certification
  • Lifetime digital access to course materials
  • Click here to learn more about our Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access and Regional Anesthesia CME Courses!

Overview

The Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access and Blended Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Training Course combines the live, traditional format (live lectures and hands-on scan workshop) Vascular Access course with the blended format (online course and hands-on scan workshop) Regional Anesthesia course to provide participants a strong foundation to perform central and peripheral line techniques for vascular access and a variety of regional anesthesia procedures.

This comprehensive course is taught by leading ultrasound experts that specialize in ultrasound guidance for vascular access and regional anesthesia and features a 3:1 participant to expert instructor ratio scan workshop utilizing both standardized patient models (for anatomy and scan technique) and inanimate phantoms (for interventional technique practice).

The Vascular access course is planned in accordance with the current Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), ACEP, and WINFOCUS guidelines. The regional anesthesia topics are based on ASRA ultrasound practice guidelines and includes upper extremity, lower extremity, truncal, and miscellaneous blocks (see topics section for more details).

Code: UGVA-BAES-241
ID: 6877

Schedule

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Topics

  • Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of UGVA
  • Why use ultrasound guidance?
  • In-plane vs out of plane techniques
  • Principles of vessel differentiation and procedural tips
  • Ultrasound-Guided Central Line Placement
  • IJ, axillary/subclavian and femoral vein access
  • Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Line Placement
  • Antecubital vein access
  • PICC Lines/Midlines
  • Additional access sites
  • Comments on the Pediatric patient
  • Clinical cases
  • Indications & Applications for Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia
  • Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks: Interscalene, Supraclavicular, Infraclavicular, Axillary & Musculocutaneous, and Forearm Nerves: Median, Ulnar & Radial
  • Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks: Femoral Nerve Block, Fascia Iliaca Block, Saphenous/Adductor Canal Block, Sciatic (Popliteal & Subgluteal) Block, and Ankle Blocks
  • Truncal Blocks: PECS I & II (Serratus Plane Block), Erector Spinae Block, SubCostal TAP (Transversus Abdominis Plane), Classical TAP, and Quadratus Lumborum (QL) Block
  • Hands-On Scanning Sessions

Objectives

  • State the relationship of transducer frequency to resolution, penetration and attenuation.
  • List different types of transducers and their selection for different applications.
  • Recognize commonly seen imaging artifacts.
  • Demonstrate the participant's knowledge to better perform ultrasound-guided vascular access procedures.
  • Demonstrate competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.
  • Increase the participants’ knowledge and competence to perform Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access and Regional Anesthesia procedures.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images and the use of ultrasound guidance for central and peripheral line access.
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of the "In-Plane" and "Out-of-Plane" 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.
  • Describe ultrasound imaging characteristics of vascular pathology that would indicate a vessel is not suitable for vascular access.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  • List the advantages of using ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia techniques.
  • Identify and distinguish the topographic and cross-sectional brachial plexus anatomy.
  • Demonstrate imaging techniques for performing ultrasound-guided upper extremity, lower extremity, truncal, and miscellaneous regional anesthesia nerve blocks.
  • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to integrate the skills learned into clinical practice.

Tuition

Registration: $3,470.00


Daily continental breakfast and afternoon snack will also be provided during Hands-On Workshops.

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

The Regular Registration Tuition is applied to registrations submitted between 15-30 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.

Audience

This Live, Hands-on Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access and Blended Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia course is designed for Physicians, PA’s, and other medical professionals who have little or no experience performing ultrasound-guided vascular access and/or regional anesthesia procedures. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) emergency medicine, anesthesia, critical care, internal medicine, family practice, primary care, and hospitalists.

Faculty

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

James Mateer  MD, RDMS

Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine.
Medical College of Wisconsin.
Milwaukee, WI.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, 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.

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)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP, FPD-AEMUS (Co-Medical Director - planner, QI Task Force)
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Director of Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS (Member of Advisory Board & QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Director of POCUS Education, Solomont Simulation Center
Department of Emergency Medicine Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Director and President,
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


Credits

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

Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access

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

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 8.00 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. 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 8.00 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit(s).

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics - Online Video

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 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 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.

Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Hands-on Workshop

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 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Introduction to Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

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 enduring material for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Travel and Lodging




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 8th 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: $199 +tax
May 1st-Dec 31st: $169 +tax
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Hyatt Place St. Pete
25 2nd St. N | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-202-2506
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hampton Inn
80 Beach Dr. NE | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-892-9900
Jan-Apr: $209 +tax
May-Dec: $159 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Courtyard Marriott
300 4th St. N | St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
727-450-6200
Jan 1st-April 30th: $212 +tax
May 1st-Dec 31st: $179 +tax
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AC Marriott
110 2nd St. N | St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
727-864-0001
20% off best available published rate
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Hilton Hotel
333 1st St. S | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-5000
Oct-May (Sun—Thurs) $189.99 +tax / (Fri—Sat) $217.75 +tax
June-Sept (Sun—Thurs) $159.99 +tax / (Fri—Sat) $210.75 +tax
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The Birchwood Hotel
340 Beach Dr. NE | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-896-1080
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Hollander Hotel
421 4th Ave. N | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-873-7900
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Inn on The Third Hotel
342 3rd Ave. N | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-3248

Beach Hotels (15 minute Drive)

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Hilton Garden Inn
6100 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-273-8907
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TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-360-4016
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RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
6000 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-360-4016
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Don CeSar Beach Resort
3400 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-360-1881
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Don CeSar Beach House
3860 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
866-728-2206

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.


  • 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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