The aim of this 2-day course is to demonstrate the utility of the ultrasound doppler machine to scan the greater and short saphenous vein for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) surgery. The delegates will be trained and assessed on the use of the technology in harvesting a good conduit.
Please see full programme attached.
Course Tutors to include: - Miss. Kerry Ashcroft, Advanced practitioner in Ultrasound and radiographer, University Hospitals of North Midlands. - Miss. Sarah Minshull, Vascular Scientist, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust. - Mr.Peter Machin Clinical Manager General Ultrasound, Queen’s Hospital. - Mr. Christopher Burton, Vascular Scientist. - Miss. Cristina RiuzSegria, Lead Surgical Care Practitioner, St. James Cook hospital, South Teesside.
Trainee surgical care practitioners, Qualified Surgical care practitioners and Core surgical trainees 1 , 2 and 3.
Vascular scientists and vascular practitioners.
Please provide your SCTS and ACTSCP membership number when booking as a SCTS and ACTSCP member.
Didactic teaching and practical sessions.
COURSE PROGRAMME: Please note that you have to complete the DOPS, reflective account statements and patient feedback as part of this course. There will be a OSATS examination on day two post training.
The main clinical portfolio needs to be signed by your clinical surgeon supervisor. The DOPS paper works and any other ultrasound assessment can be signed by an anaesthetist or surgeon or SPR or ultrasound scientist or senior practitioner (who have done ultrasound scanning course) who has an experience with ultrasound scanning.
Aims & Objectives
The aim of this course is to demonstrate the utility of the ultrasound doppler machine to scan the greater and short saphenous vein for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) surgery. The delegates will be trained and assessed on the use of the technology in harvesting a good conduit.
By attending this course, you will gain the core skills of ultrasound scanning using a venous doppler machine. You will be able to:
• Demonstrate safe operating techniques of the venous ultrasound machines.
• Confidently handle and use the variety of ultrasound probes.
• Handle and scan the superficial greater saphenous vein and short saphenous veins.
• Identify and understand the quality of the anatomical course of the long saphenous vein.
• Describe the depth, measurement, varieties of vein branches, varicosities of the veins on the lower limbs.
• Discuss the practical problems, trouble shooting and safe use of venous ultrasound.