Vascular access is a basic skill for all clinical healthcare professionals. It is usually easy and straightforward to perform, but can also be very difficult and challenging. Failed vascular access can be life threatening. Real-time point-of-care ultrasonography facilitates rapid and successful vascular access.
The aim of this ultrasound guided peripheral vascular access e-learning course is to learn how to place a catheter successfully inside a peripheral vein or artery using ultrasonography. This e-learning course focusses on peripheral arteries and veins in the upper and lower limbs.
- The benefits of ultrasound guidance for peripheral vascular access
- Equipment and set-up
- Anatomy and sonoanatomy of peripheral arteries and veins of the upper and lower limbs
- Needle guidance technique