Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access - Virtual Conference

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access

Date: April 7, 2022


Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access

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Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access & Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks in Emergency Medicine

Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access

Date: April 7, 2022

  • Interactive, Easy & Convenient, Live Online Format: Watch from ANY Device!
  • Lifetime Access to Digital Course Syllabus
  • Trusted Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access CME Leader Since 1985
  • Most Comprehensive UGVA Course Available
  • Add-on a Private Hands-On Session or Regularly Scheduled Scan Workshop for Additional Training
  • Expand Diagnostic & Interventional Services Offered
  • ACCME Accredited with Commendation
  • Expert Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Faculty


Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Virtual Conference provides participants a strong foundation to perform central and peripheral line techniques and approach in an emergency setting. This virtual conference can be viewed on any computer, tablet or mobile device during the scheduled times and is taught by leading emergency medicine ultrasound experts that specialize in ultrasound guided procedures. The virtual conference incorporates comprehensive lectures and interactive case presentations featuring the ability to send in questions to be answered by the faculty during the live course presentation. Lifetime access to the digital course syllabus is also included in the tuition. This virtual conference is specifically designed for physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals who need ultrasound-guided vascular access (UGVA) training and who may already have a source to provide them hands-on skills training (or for those that may just need a refresher course). This webinar is a live stream of the Live (1) Day Course that is being held at our facility in St. Petersburg, FL. Please note that this Virtual Conference does NOT include Hand-On skills training, only the live streamed presentation. If you are in need of hands-on training, please look into the Live or Blended Vascular Access Courses offered by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.

Code: UGVA-221VC
ID: 5603


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  • Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
  • Why use Ultrasound Guidance
  • “Direct” vs. “Indirect” Techniques
  • “In-plane” vs. “Out-of-plane” Techniques
  • Ultrasound Guided Central Line Placement
  • Principles of Vessel Differentiation & Procedural Tips
  • Internal Jugular & Axillary/Subclavian Approach & Clinical Case Review
  • Femoral & Antecubital Vein Access
  • Additional Access Sites & Comments on the Pediatric Patient
  • Clinical Case Review


  • Demonstrate the participant’s knowledge to better perform ultrasound-guided vascular access procedures.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of the “In-Plane” and “Out-of-Plane” and the “Direct” vs. “Indirect” ultrasound-guided vascular access techniques.
  • Differentiate venous vs. arterial anatomy by ultrasound.
  • Identify ultrasound imaging characteristics of vessels and contiguous anatomy to determine the optimal approach for vascular access.
  • Identify ultrasound imaging characteristics of vascular pathology that would indicate a vessel is not suitable for vascular access.
  • Demonstrate the use of ultrasound guidance for Central Line vascular access.
  • Demonstrate the use of ultrasound guidance for Peripheral Line vascular access.
  • Demonstrate competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.


Registration: $580.00

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The ultrasound-guided vascular access course is designed for physicians, sonographers, PA’s, CRNA’S, nurses and other medical professionals involved with performing vascular access procedures. Specialty practice may include emergency, trauma, critical care, anesthesiology, internal medicine, and intensivists.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Andreas Dewitz  MD, RDMS, FACEP

Vice Chair for Ultrasound Education.
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine.
Boston University School of Medicine.
Boston Medical Center. Boston, MA.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.


General Sonography Physics

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute presents 3 free tips to help you study for the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Exam.

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Challenges Sonographers Face

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Program Director Theresa Jorgensen uses humor to take a look at the some of the typical challenges sonographers face while trying to take an accurate patient history.

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