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Understanding the Basics of Ultrasound

Understanding the Basics of Ultrasound

Understanding the Basics of Ultrasound

Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC
Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC
on behalf of PICC Excellence Inc

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$55.00 $ 55.00 $ 55.00

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Launch date: 25 Aug 2017
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

Reference: 184593

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The use of ultrasound is the standard for physicians and clinicians inserting vascular access devices. Ultrasound allows clinicians to increase success rates and avoid complications associated with blind sticks. Adding ultrasound guidance to an existing PICC program increases the rate of successful insertions to an average of greater than 90%. If you are currently placing PICCs without the use of ultrasound, we highly recommend you make the switch to ultrasound. This program is the perfect place to start. This short program is for the beginning ultrasound user. Note: This program does NOT teach vein access. This is an excellent place for the beginning ultrasound user to start as it allows for understanding of the ultrasound unit and its parts. It teaches how manipulation of the ultrasound probe and the various controls on the ultrasound unit affects what is seen on the viewing screen. Master this knowledge and these techniques first; then learn how to access a vein using ultrasound guidance by taking our Step by Step Ultrasound Guided PICC Insertion Training program. This program includes a manual which can be downloaded for future reference. Successful completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher is necessary to receive continuing education credits for this program.

Objectives

Objectives:
1. Understand what ultrasound is
2. Understand how ultrasound works
3. Understand the function of different machine settings: brightness/contrast, gain, depth of field
4. Learn when to use various scanning techniques: sliding, rocking, rotating, angling
5. Learn about Screen Orientation: Vertical, horizontal
Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC

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Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC
on behalf of PICC Excellence Inc

Nancy Moureau received her training at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Research at the School of Nursing Griffith Graduate Research School (GGRS) at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Additional medical/clinical training includes two years at CETEC Universidad in the Dominican Republic as well as an externship in OB/GYN at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL. Nancy received additional training at the Policlinico Gemelli Catholic University and Medical Center in Rome, Italy, at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in Reading, England and Gartnaval Royal Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. She holds the following certifications: Certified PICC Ultrasound Inserter (CPUI), intravenous specialist (CRNI) by the Intravenous Nurses Society (INS) and Vascular Access Board Certification (VA-BC) from the Association of Vascular Access (AVA).

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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