157194 - Ultrasound in Vascular Access 2-day Course
- : Online
This 2 day program is specifically designed for vascular access staff who have little or no experience of diagnostic ultrasound, and would like to become proficient in all the basic concepts of ultrasound techniques in peripheral vascular access.Relevance to General Practice
Establishing venous access in clinical practice is crucial and can be technically challenging. Among the most common indications for bedside ultrasound, ultrasound- guided procedures are validated and increasingly used. Randomized trials and observational studies in children and adults have found that ultrasound-guided needling reduces time to venous catheter placement and reduces the risk of complications during central venous and peripheral venous access.
Performing real-time ultrasound guidance is indicated in any patient for whom central vascular access is required, when equipment and operator expertise is available; and, is linked to the core Domain 2 - Applied professional Knowledge and skilled – for the current Australian General Practice which outlines that appropriate procedures should be undertaken and documented and aftercare with informed consent to maintain quality care.