Learn more about the Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Course

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access - Avoid complications and learn how to use ultrasound to guide your difficult peripheral and central vascular access procedures.


On completion of this one-day clinically focused ultrasound program, physicians will:
  • Use ultrasound system controls to optimise imaging for accurate diagnosis
  • Develop proficiency in probe manipulation to efficiently acquire diagnostic images
  • Describe the limitations and clinical integration of ultrasound-guided vascular access
  • Use a systematic approach to conduct ultrasound assessment of the vascular anatomy for injection
  • Demonstrate ultrasound-guided needle placement in plane and out of plane for vascular access and procedural applications using ultrasound simulators

CME recognition 

Zedu ultrasound workshops are approved by ACEM for CPD in 20248.5 CPD hours

Zedu ultrasound training courses are recognised for CPD by The Australasian College of ParamedicineRecognised for CPD

Zedu ultrasound training courses are recognised for CPD by ANZCA

CPD Short Format Learning

Zedu ultrasound training courses are recognised by ASUM for CCPUVascular Access

Zedu ultrasound training courses are recognised by ASUM for CAHPUVascular Access



  • Modules (total) 3
  • Skill level All
  • Duration (days) 1
  • Lectures (hours) 2.0
  • Scan time (hours) 4.5
  • Clinician No
  • Zedu redo Yes

Class times

Day 1: 0830 – 1700



Image optimisation – interactive practical session

  • Explore system controls
  • Understand the impact of optimisation on the image
  • Presets, frequency, depth, focus and gain
  • How to label the image
  • How to store and review images


Probe Manipulation

  • Probe care
  • Probe moves
  • Probe grip
  • Probe and screen orientation
  • 3D awareness of the anatomical position of the organs


Procedural Guidance

  • Principles of needle guidance
  • Terminology – In-plane, out-of-plane, LAX and SAX
  • Techniques to improve imaging
    • limitations and pitfalls
    • sonographic anatomy of the region
    • patient positioning
    • equipment preparation
    • ergonomics of safe procedures
  • Clinical utility and applications

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

Identify the anatomy and needle approach on real people Stick needles into a wide variety ultrasound phantoms for procedural practice (we want our patients to come back :))


CME details

ACEM | This workshop meets ACEM ultrasound guidelines and policies for Procedures (Vascular) – Approved for 8.5 ACEM CPD hours

ACP | This course is recognised by the Australasian College of Paramedicine for CPD hours.

ANZCA | Participants in the ANZCA CPD program can claim attendance under the Knowledge and Skills category ‘Learning sessions’ at 1 credit per hour for the lectures/presentations. Hands on workshops may be claimed under the Knowledge and skills category ‘Short format learning’ at 2 credits per hour.

ASUM | Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasound – Vascular access | Certificate in Allied Health Performed Ultrasound – Vascular access

A great training course is only the beginning of your ultrasound learning journey

To help you master ultrasound and lasting change from training we engage you from the outset

Before your course:
There are pre course activities & access to preparatory learning resources to maximise your in-class experience

During your course:

  • Short, sharp information sessions to provide foundational knowledge and clinical context
  • Lots of hands-on practical sessions with real people to scan (including for TV and obstetric scans). Our standardised patients models vary in age, size, shape and mobility to make the transition to clinical reality easier.
  • Case studies led by practising clinicians to demonstrate clinical utility
  • A variety of different machines to learn on
  • At the conclusion of your course we’ll lead you to create a skills development action plan, creating a pathway that you can use to apply your newly acquired skills, promote clinical integration and ultimately reach your final objective – ultrasound competency

After your course:
The learning continues

  • We encourage self-directed learning in the workplace with structured active learning plans
  • A great selection of free access online medical ultrasound (FoamUS) learning resources
  • You can subscribe to the weekly wrap – a weekly curation of ultrasound related hot tips and journal articles
  • Be a part of our community of clever – Join our peer support network with our monthly “Coaching Corner” sessions. Send in your questions, join the live online meeting and have your questions answered.

The Zedu Redo – our commitment to you

We encourage you to refresh your training with us by taking up the opportunity to return within 12 months and do a complimentary redo of this course at no cost (subject to availability)

More Ways Zedu Can support your ultrasound skills development:

  • Image review – details here
  • Follow-up coaching with our Zedu coaches
  • Coaching corner – monthly webinar

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Course


Avoid complications and learn how to use ultrasound to guide your difficult peripheral and central vascular access procedures.

Select your date and enter your details to start your journey with us – we can’t wait to meet you.

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