Ultrasound in Vascular Access - 2 Day Course

Ultrasound in Vascular Access - 2 Day Course




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 | This course is approved for 15 total activity hours. PDP units: 15 Educational Activity. Grant eligibility: Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery.


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 | Pending approval.


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



Gold Coast Office

2 Miami Key

Broadbeach Waters, QLD 4218

    Ultrasound in Vascular Access - 2 Day Course

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