Ultrasound has many advantages when used for interventional procedures such as improved visualization of the anatomy in relation to the needle tip. But acquiring the skills to perform ultrasound‐guided procedures takes time and practice.
And that is why the AIUM has devoted a full-day symposium called “Threading the Needle” to this topic on March 27, 2023, at UltraCon. The symposium provides a comprehensive overview of ultrasound-guided procedures, including:
The needles and associated instrumentation commonly used in ultrasound-guided procedures will be shared. Important features and variations in equipment will be introduced for all specialties.
How do you teach others at your institution to perform procedures? The facilitator will provide an overview of best practices with specific examples.
Needle guidance principles will be taught for clinical applications such as IV access, target practice, and more utilizing hands-on models and cutting-edge technologies.
What are the important safety considerations when performing ultrasound-guided procedures?
Threading the Needle is just one of eight in-depth symposia featured at UltraCon 2023. Check out the Full Schedule to get a sneak peek at everything you could learn.
Another helpful resource about these procedures is the AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of Selected Ultrasound-Guided Procedures.
Therese Copper, BS, RDMS, is the Director of Accreditation, and Mark Macoit is the Marketing Manager at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).