Course Details

Location: Big Island, Hawaii

Dates: July 27, 2018

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

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Space Available: Yes - Register Now!

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.  

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 course will be located at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel which is a Four Diamond, 32-acre luxury oceanfront resort along the beautiful Kohala Coast with a sugar-white sandy lagoon and aquamarine waters, a year-round children's program, spa, golf, tennis, six restaurants, and the recently renovated, exclusive Fairmont Gold.

You can relax and rejuvenate in the luxurious Spa Without Walls featuring treatments that draw from our island's natural healing mana (power).

At the beach, you will meet the native Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that bask on the shoreline every afternoon. The Hui Holokai Beach Club Ambassadors cater to your beach comforts by setting up chairs and cabanas with towels and ice water and checking out beach equipment. They also share their knowledge of Hawaii Island’s rich cultural heritage and their Hawaiian legacies. 

We have secured sleeping rooms at a discounted rate fo $269/night for participants of the Emergency Ultrasound Course.We are also pleased to extend this special room rate both 3 days before and 3 days following the program dates, based on availability. The resort charge is also discounted for our group form $30/day to only $10/day which includes unlimited basic internet, self parking, snorkel equipmnet, just to name a few. To reserve a room at the Fairmont Orchid please call 800-441-1414 and identify yourself as part of the The Emergency Ultrasound Course or you may click on the following link to make your reservation at the discounted rate

The deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate is June 26, 2018.

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