Course Details

Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Dates: February 28, 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.  

The course will be located at The Dewberry Charleston which is located at 334 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403. Charleston has once again been named the #1 city in the United States by readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure!  The Dewberry Charleston is a luxury hotel in Charleston offering old-world charm with a distinctive modern edge. 

The Dewberry Charleston has been awarded Travel and Leisure’s Best New Hotel in the World “It List”, Conde Nast’s “Hot List” of Best New Hotel’s and are a member of AMEX’s Fine Hotel and Resorts. Also we just won an award from Hospitality Design Magazine, for the Best Lifestyle Hotel in the World for 2017 and have been named by Jetsetter as the Best Boutique Hotel in the World.

We have a block of rooms at a discounted rate of only $219/night.  You can call 888-550-1450 to make your reservation or click on the following link https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?tps=fml&arrive=2018-2-25&adult=1&step=1&hotel=65759&shell=rCHSTD&chain=10237&template=rCHSTD&avcurrency=USD&group=3roc18. Please make sure to mention you are with 3rd Rock Ultrasound in order to receive the discounts. The last day to make your reservation at the discounted rate is January 26, 2018. 

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