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:
- 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 course will be located at the Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa. The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa is in the Carlsbad area of San Diego, one mile from Carlsbad State Beach and downtown Carlsbad. This dynamic luxury hotel is a short drive from attractions like The Crossings at Carlsbad and Poinsettia Park. It is also within walking distance from LEGOLAND California, with their own private entrance for guests. We have secured sleeping rooms at a discounted rate of $259/night for participants of 3rd Rock Ultrasound. To reserve a room at the Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa you can call 800-WESTIN-1 or click on the following link https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sanwc-the-westin-carlsbad-resort-and-spa/. Our room rate will have a waived resort fee and complimentary self-parking, however we are unable to customize the website to show this. Please note that the last day to make your sleeping room reservation under the reduced rate is June 16, 2021.
The Vascular Access Ultrasound Course
Resident/Fellow (Verification Required)
Physician Assistant (Verification Required)
Nurse Practictioner (Verification Required)
Student / Nurse (Verification Required)