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 Galleria Dallas which is ideally located in the heart of Dallas and experience all the beauty and culture "The Big D" and Metroplex have to offer, from scenic parks and historic museums to outstanding world-class restaurants and sublime designer shopping. Shopping aficionados will revel in the opulent and endless Galleria Dallas, directly accessible from the hotel lobby. Major names include Guci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Nordstrom and the American Girl Boutique and Bistro. Stay at The Westin Galleria Dallas and take advantage of true Southwestern hospitality in this extraordinary Texas destination. We have secured sleeping rooms at a discounted rate of $199/night for participants of 3rd Rock Ultrasound. The hotel will offer complimentary internet access in the lobby, guest rooms as well as the meeting space. To reserve a room at the Westin Galleria Dallas you can call 800-WESTIN-1 or click on the following link https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/3rdRockUltrasoundEvent Please note that the last day to make your sleeping room reservation under the reduced rate is October 1, 2018.
Upon Completion of the Vascular Access Course participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to properly operate an ultrasound machine and make adjustments to obtain adequate image quality.
- Acquire ultrasound images for limited examination of the vascular structures in the neck and limbs for the purpose of placing intravascular catheters.
- Use ultrasound to facilitate the intravascular placement of catheters.
The Vascular Access Ultrasound Course
Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound
- Where we have been and where we are going
Physics and Fundamentals
- A concise and simplified explanation of ultrasound physics.
- How do I turn on the machine? Which probe do I use? How do I prepare the patient? What am I looking at?
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.
Resident/Fellow (Verification Required)
Physician Assistant (Verification Required)
Nurse Practictioner (Verification Required)
Student / Nurse (Verification Required)