Course Details

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Dates: June 9, 2017

Course Type: The Vascular Access Ultrasound Course (6 hours of CME) - VUC

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The Vascular Access Course is designed for anyone involved in vascular access. This course will teach you how to use  ultrasound to improve your success rates and improve patient care when placing lines, both central and peripheral. We cover the basics of ultrasound and line placement with ultrasound and then spend a great deal of time in lab placing lines in multiple different types of phantoms. Models are also used to practice identifying the anatomy and landmarks.  

The course will be located at The Westin Michigan Avenue. The Westin Michigan Avenue, Boasting Chicago’s best address in the heart of downtown, offers a 4 Star, 4 Diamond hotel experience on the Magnificent Mile just across the street from Bloomingdale’s, the upscale shops of Water Tower Place and steps from numerous restaurants and entertainment.  You can appreciate the inspired cuisine of The Grill on The Alley, which is rated among the Top 20 steakhouses in Chicago by Chicago Magazine, as well as enjoy Starbuck’s Café a la carte located in the hotel lobby.
 
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago's distinguished accommodations offer the intimacy of home. From the white tea scent to the Heavenly bed linens, from the recently opened Body Ritual Spa and renovated Westin Workout, to proudly being Green Seal Silver certified, the hotel is more than a hotel – it is a place to unwind, to get rested, enriched and renewed all in a beautiful, tranquil and sophisticated setting. We have secured sleeping rooms at a discounted rate of $235/night for participants of 3rd Rock Ultrasound. To reserve a room at The Westin you can call 888-627-8385 and mention you are with 3rd Rock Ultrasound or you can visit the following website to make your reservation https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1609120567&key=989F8EE   
 
Please note that the last day to make your sleeping room reservation under the reduced rate is May 7, 2017. 
 

Upon Completion of the Vascular Access Course participants will be able to: 

1. Demonstrate the ability to properly operate an ultrasound machine and make adjustments to obtain adequate image quality.

2. Acquire ultrasound images for limited examination of the vascular structures in the neck and limbs for the purpose of placing intravascular catheters.

3. Use ultrasound to facilitate the intravascular placement of catheters. 

The Vascular Access Course Sample Agenda
Day 1
0730-0800 Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound
Where we have been and where we are going
0800-0845 Physics and Fundamentals
A concise and simplified explanation of ultrasound physics.
0845-0900 Break
0900-0945 Instrumentation
How do I turn on the machine? Which probe do I use? How do I prepare the patient? What am I looking at?
0945-1000 Break
1000-1045 Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
An overview of how to use ultrasound to help guide central venous access and peripheral venous access. Multiple Phantoms are used in lab to help students get real time practice.
1045-1245 Training Lab