Ultrasound in Vascular Access




This 2 day program is specifically designed for vascular access staff who have little or no experience of diagnostic ultrasound, and would like to become proficient in all the basic concepts of ultrasound techniques in peripheral vascular access.




  • Basic physical principles of ultrasound
  • Basic physical principles of colour
  • Artifacts & knobology
  • Probe manipulation techniques
  • Needle guidance techniques
  • Scanning protocols in peripheral vascular access
  • Practical scanning tuition on patient volunteers
  • Practical needle guidance tuition on phantoms




  • To provide an overview of the basic principles of ultrasound, artifacts & system controls associated with vascular access
  • To provide the scanning skills required in basic vascular access applications, including needle guidance
  • To provide an understanding of the difficulties encountered in vascular access examinations and needle guidance




ASUM | CCPU units included in the course:


  • Vascular Access


ACEM |  This course accredited for 14 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies for Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access (Central and Peripheral Line)


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

Eligible for Rural Procedural Grants Funding – 2 days 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: rural.procedural.grants@racgp.org.au.


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: 103386, 40 Category 1 points. Specific Requirement Eligibility – Diagnostic radiology


Rural Grant Approved Training | 2 days 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 rural.procedural.grants@racgp.org.au

    Ultrasound in Vascular Access - 2 Day Course

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