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Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access

Access Activity

Overview / Abstract:

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.

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


Jun 08, 2018


EMS / EMT / Paramedic CE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME


Live / Seminar, Online, Webinar / Webcast / Video



Credits / Hours

Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Hands-On Workshop 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

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

Keywords / Search Terms

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Ultrasound, Sonography, Education, Live seminar, Webinar, Online course, CME Seminar, CME Seminar CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details


Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute Inc, St. Petersburg
111 2nd Ave. NE, Suite 800
St. Petersburg, FL   33701
United States of America

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