Procedural Guidance Ultrasound


Most clinicians ‘pick up’ ultrasound guidance techniques in clinical work - few are formally
taught. This course has been designed to give practioners an understanding of ultrasound
guided techniques, machine optimisation and includes tips and traps, anatomy familiarisation
on real volunteers and needling practice on phantoms. Small group practical sessions with
experienced tutors will allow attendees the time to master these techniques in a stress free

  • Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
  • Ultrasound Guided – Paracentesis and Thoracentesis


At the end of this course the attendees should be able to:

  • Identify the parameters for the safe application of ultrasound and its limitations in medical diagnosis
  • Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimisation while performing ultrasound.
  • Practice “hands on” ultrasound scanning skills required to maximise diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions
  • Perform ultrasound guided vascular access techniques in phantoms
  • Perform ultrasound guided steep needle techniques for Paracentesis and Thoracentesis
  • Acquire images obtained on normal adult volunteers & phantoms
  • Interpret images from normal adult volunteers
  • Equip the learner with the foundation skills to begin to incorporate the ultrasound skills with the clinical situation to make appropriate management decisions




ACEM | This course is accredited for 8 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies for vascular access.


ACRRM | Approved for 30 PDP points; 30 points PRPD; 30 pts MOPS Radiology; 30 pts MOPS Emergency Medicine

Eligible for Rural Procedural Grants Funding – 1 day under all components (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery)

Rural Procedural Grants Program – GPs can receive $2000 per day for a maximum of 10 days of training per financial year, GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year. Access:


ANZCA | Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may claim this this course under the Knowledge and skills activity Short format learning at 2 credits per hour


CICM | Lectures – Category 2A, points per hour 1;
Demonstrations – Category 2B, points per hour 2;

Skills – Category 3B, points per hour 3


RACGP | Activity Number: 141989, 40 Category 1 points. Specific Requirement Eligibility – Diagnostic radiology

Grant Approved Training – 1 day under Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery. Forward your certificate of attendance and program of the activity (including session times and content) and claim form to


Procedural Guidance Ultrasound - 1 Day Course

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