We provide all the eLearning materials and student support needed to enable you to run a simulator workshop out of your own hospital.
The FUSE Guided Vascular Access Course offers venous or arterial cannulation to increase success and reduce the risk of complications by guidance with ultrasound. The eLearning component of the course will guide the participant through the vascular techniques while the workshop component (run at your hospital) will reinforce participants’ theoretical knowledge with practical skills on the simulator. The course has been designed to use the CAE Vimedix Ultrasound Simulators to reinforce clinical simulator case studies. We can assist with securing simulators for your hospital – contact us with your EOI. The course will demonstrate ultrasound-guided vascular access techniques for central vein line insertion, PICC lines, radial arterial cannulation and femoral vein and arterial cannulation using gel phantoms as the simulators. It’s suitable for anyone wanting to learn ultrasound guided vascular access.
The Ultrasound Guided Simulator Vascular Access course is delivered in four components:
- Pre-reading eLearning tutorials and pre-workshop MCQ exam. This provides the knowledge base to perform ultrasound-guided vascular access.
- Three-hour workshop. Managed in your institution to demonstrate how to perform vascular access on the simulators (imaging, needle technique and feeding a wire into the vessel).
- Post-workshop Case Studies and Exam. Four self-directed cannulations on each of internal jugular vein, axillary/subclavian vein, peripheral vein, radial artery, femoral artery and femoral vein. At the end of this stage, there is an online MCQ exam.
- Optional. 30 online logbooks to record clinical activity performed on patients.
Completion of the course requires a 70% pass mark of all pre-reading cases, simulator cases, and exam.