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Advanced Ultrasound Assessment

Advanced Ultrasound Assessment

Advanced Ultrasound Assessment

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

$235.00 $ 235.00 $ 235.00

$235.00 $ 235.00 $ 235.00

$ 235.00 $ 235.00 $ 235.00
$ 235.00 $ 235.00 $ 235.00
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Launch date: 25 Aug 2017
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

Reference: 184597

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This educational program is for clinicians who already know how to place PICCs using Ultrasound technology and are ready to take their practice to the next level. The Advanced Ultrasound Assessment program teaches critical thinking for vein selection. Developing scanning techniques and assessment protocols that take full advantage of the technical and clinical benefits of bedside ultrasound should be the goal of all health care professionals inserting vascular access devices. As we more fully incorporate the use of available technologies into practice, the goal is not just to achieve greater access success, but to increase patient safety and satisfaction through advanced practice initiatives and site selection, allowing for increased optimal outcomes.
The Advanced Ultrasound Assessment program includes the following course topics, designed to take a more detailed look at the use of ultrasound devices, their controls and techniques for better venous visualization.

1. What is Advanced Ultrasound Assessment?
2. Understanding Ultrasound
3. Probesmanship and the importance of gel
4. Ultrasound Scanning Controls
5. Scan Preparation and Performing the Scan
6. Characteristics of Thrombosis
7. Vein Selection Criteria
8. Impact of Ultrasound Assessment on Insertion
9. Risk/Benefit Ratio and Preservation of Access


Upon completion of this program, the clinician is able to perform a comprehensive assessment and select the best vein for access based on critical thinking skills.
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 is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in the field of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and vascular access. She began her nursing practice in 1981, received her certification as an 9ntravenous specialist since 1987 and currently serves as a professional registered nurse of the PICC/IV team at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. As the owner and CEO of PICC Excellence, Ms. Moureau functions as an educational consultant, working with program development, project management, advisory boards and speakers' bureaus to share information about vascular access.

As a well-published author, Ms. Moureau is constantly involved with research and literature analysis, providing information and interpretation for individuals, manufacturers, hospitals and groups. She is a speaker and expert throughout the United States and abroad on subjects specific to PICCs, ultrasound, central lines and general vascular access. She began her PICC insertion training at MD Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, Texas. She later studied at Gemelli Catholic Hospital in Rome, Italy, Royal Berkshire Trust Hospital in Reading, England, and Gartnavel Royal Hospital - National Health Trust in Glasgow, Scotland, for central venous catheter insertion training. Her training at these facilities included PICC, internal jugular, tunneled catheter, xillary and port insertions.

Most recently, Ms. Moureau chaired the International Consensus Forum for the World Congress of Vascular Access (WoCoVA) Standard Minimal Requirements for Central Venous Access Devices. An adjunct associate professor at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, Nancy is involved with research through the One Million Global (OMG) Prevalence study and a member of the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR). She can be reached for questions at

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

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

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