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Ultrasound Guided Procedures (MEDI90054)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMEDI90054
March - Online
July - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will outline the technique of using ultrasound to guide percutaneous procedures. Procedures will include vessel access, nerve blocks, and trauma related procedures. There will be an elective of either "Nerve Blocks" or "Critical Care Procedures".

Topics include:

  • Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
  • Nerve Blocks-Upper Limb
  • Nerve Locks-Lower Limb
  • Nerve Blocks-Peripheral Nerves
  • Nerve Blocks-Abdominal and Thoracic
  • Focused Abdominal Scan in Trauma
  • Additional Ultrasound in Trauma
  • Assessment of Flow and Stenosis in Vessels
  • Critical Care Procedures

Intended learning outcomes

The completion of the subject, students should:

  • Understand the approaches and techniques of ultrasound guided percutaneous procedures.
  • Understand ultrasound guided Vascular access
  • Understand ultrasound guided procedures used in trauma

Elective 1

a) Understand ultrasound guided upper limb nerve blocks

b) Understand ultrasound guided lower limb nerve blocks

c) Understand ultrasound guided abdominal and thoracic nerve blocks

d) Understand ultrasound guided deep cervical plexus and peripheral nerve blocks

Elective 2

a) Basic assessment of cerebral blood flow

b) Basic DVT assessment

c) Additional procedures in Trauma

d) Ultrasound guided airway management

Generic skills

  • Enhance time utilisation
  • Improve written skills and problem solving skill

All students are expected to have access to a computer that can operate a Windows platform or simulation.

Last updated: 1 August 2019