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Course highlights

  • Basic physical principles of ultrasound
  • Basic physical principles of colour
  • Artefacts and 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


Course Dates
  • Select Start Date
  • 30 Sep 2024 $2,390.00Closed
  • 09 Dec 2024 $2,390.00Closed


This two-day course 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.

Who should attend?

  • Anaesthetist
  • Emergency Physician
  • Gastroenterologist
  • ICU Registrar
  • Junior House Officer
  • Nephrologist
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Obstetrician
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Palliative Medicine Physician
  • Phlebologist
  • Rural Generalist
  • Vascular Surgeon


The objectives of this Ultrasound in Vascular Access course are:

  • To provide an overview of the basic principles of ultrasound, artefacts & 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 ultrasound vascular access examinations and needle guidance.


The prior ultrasound experience assumed for this course is highlighted below.

None/Minimal Don’t use ultrasound
Limited Use ultrasound weekly/monthly
Moderate/Experienced Use ultrasound daily/weekly



Approved for Educational Activities 14.5 hours.


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


CPD Accredited Activity under RACGP 2023-25 CPD program. Approved for Educational Activities 2.0 hours, 12 Reviewing Performance hours, Grant eligibility: Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery. Provider Number 214288, Activity ID 439424

Theoretical 2.25
Practical 10.25
Total 12.5

Australian Institute of Ultrasound
2 Miami Key
Broadbeach Waters
QLD 4218

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Morning tea, a light lunch and refreshments are provided each day.