Ultrasound Training – User comments

understandingUSUnderstanding the Basics of Ultrasound is for the beginner ultrasound user and teaches the basics of the ultrasound unit, describing what it is and how to use the probe. Learn how to get the best picture on the screen and when to use the various probe movements. Course evaluation feedback includes the following testimonials:

What did you like most or find most helpful about this program?

  • “written instructions, verbal instructions and pictures/videos” Andrea C. 8/15/16
  • “very good information” Fannie M. 6/8/15
  • “good pace” Ann N. 6/11/15
  • “demonstration and review questions” Shannon S. 5/31/15
  • “pictures and video” Shana B. 4/29/15
  • “I could do it at home. Did not have to do it all at one time. I like doing the test at home or office not as a large group” Mary Kay F. 4/25/15
  • “Pictures on the ultrasound picture that correlated with what was being described” Constance E. 4/24/15
  • “online” Karen J. 4/23/15
  • “visual aids” John K. 4/16/15
  • “attached photos” Walter M. 4/15/15
  • “video” Tania R. 4/14/15
  • “everything” Kelly C. 4/13/15
  • “simple and understandable instructions and illustrations” Celestine T. 4/12/15
  • “Organization” Tiffeny J. 4/11/15
  • “how to use the machine with gain, brightness/contrast control and depth” Sarah-Jane B. 4/10/15
  • “the video” Hillary R. 4/9/15
  • “Interactive quizzes to test knowledge” Cheryl C. 4/8/15
  • “The videos provided” Ericka E. 4/8/15
  • “Format” Mitchell T. 4/7/15
  • “pictures” Christine R. 4/6/15
  • “Started with the very basics” Monica C. 4/2/15
  • “good illustrations” Jeannie M. 4/1/15
  • “written information” Sandra O. 3/29/15
  • “online format” LaWanna M. 3/18/15
  • “pictures to demonstrate views” Patricia G. 3/18/15
  • “video” Cheryl K. 3/4/15
  • “reading along” Jill P. 3/4/15
  • “visual pictures” Jacqueline J. 3/5/15
  • ” The visual images were very helpful along with the review questions” Todd G. 3/3/15
  • “Learning about the different knobs and buttons on the ultrasound machines” Larry Y. 2/27/15
  • “easy to understand” Susan B. 2/24/15
  • “The different positions of holding the probe” Pamela J. 2/24/15
  • “reviews throughout the module” Kimberly E. 2/17/15
  • “all” Seamus I. 2/11/15
  • “diagrams” Leslie L. 2/2/15
  • “pictures/video of actual ultrasound machine in use”    from Martha 11/21/2014
  • “the video”     from Dawn on 11/18/2014
  • “ABLE TO COMPLETE AT MY OWN SPEED”    from Anna on 11/17/2014
  • “Test questions”    from Meg on 11/14/2014
  • “It familiarized me with terminology and allowed me to visualize ways to practice ultrasound assessment of vessels for PICC insertion”     from Lynette on 11/11/2014
  • “could complete it at my convenience”     from Patricia on 11/7/2014
  • “explanation of controls on ultrasound to manipulate image”    from Angela on 10/23/2014
  • “Actual video to explain what was happening” from KS  10/15/14
  • “Very easy to read and retain. Written very well.”    from Callie on 9/20/2014
  • “The pictures and demonstrations that accompany the course” from SM on 9/7/14
  • “I liked the interactive slides that you had to answer for practice. I also like the actual ultrasound images of vein and the videos demonstrating the different probe movement because I am a better visual learner.” from JH on 9/23/13

What did you find least helpful or what would you change?

  • “I thought the program was very good, keep it the way it is” Pamela J. 2/24/15

How can we improve the program?

  • “nothing” Fannie M. 6/9/15
  • “Great program” Larry Y. 2/27/15
  • “I cannot think of anything to improve” Pamela J. 2/24/15

 

Inserting PICCs with Ultrasound

Inserting PICCs with Ultrasound

Inserting PICCs with Ultrasound – Many hospitals have added portable ultrasound units to their IV team’s arsenal of tools for locating veins. Success rates for accessing veins have climbed steadily with the introduction of ultrasound. Inserting PICCs with Ultrasound includes an actual insertion, from patient education to final pressure dressing on the completed insertion. It offers 4.5 hours of continuing education and is best used in conjunction with the Basic PICC Qualification Training Program.

What did you like most or find most helpful about this program?

  • “layout of process of scanning. A-B-C” Lucilla S. 8/15/16
  • “dialogue and picture quality” Shana B. 4/29/15
  • “visual pictures” Ruth R. 4/29/15
  • “clear information” Melanie W. 5/2/15
  • “everything” Enrico C. 4/24/15
  • “ease of use and understanding” Christine H. 4/24/15
  • “learned at my own pace” Barbara C. 4/22/15
  • “live demonstrations” Tiffeny J. 4/21/15
  • “video” Blythe B. 4/20/15
  • “the content” Nancy P. 4/13/15
  • “simple language audio and text combination” Jayashree B. 4/9/15
  • “Review” Stephanie S. 3/31/15
  • “It was presented in a logical and practical matter” Sharon W. 4/3/15
  • “It was all explained in a very clear, non-intimidating way. Your course is setting up nurses to succeed, not fail. I liked the fact that you can have the nice print out to reference when needed.” Susan N. 4/6/15
  • “convenience of an online program” Karen D. 4/1/15
  • “written information” Sandra O. 3/29/15
  • “troubleshooting tips on what to do if you are not seeing what you are supposed to on the screen” Mandi L. 3/16/15
  • “Description of probe head movement” Richard R. 3/15/15
  • “A great review of the process” Kim M. 3/17/15
  • “very helpful” Ellen S. 3/2/15
  • “very informative” Lorie S. 3/2/15
  • “the step by step process of insertion” Rochelle F. 3/3/15
  • “visualizations” Pilar T. 2/28/15
  • “clear instructions” Ingrid M. 2/25/15
  • “I feel better prepared for picc line insertions!” Susan B. 2/24/15
  • “Ultrasound Vedic is useful” Soojin Y. 2/21/15
  • “The vascular videos and the ability to read along with the narration” Joan J. 2/21/15“clearly demonstrated” Darlene D. 2/8/15
  • “live procedure” Paul K. 2/11/15
  • “In depth” Theresa A. 2/11/15
  • “refresher and new information” Dora B. 2/9/15
  • “great presentation” Bernadette A. 2/10/15
  • “Visual aids” Omar B 2/10/15
  • “Videos” Jessica C. 2/10/15
  • “Quality information” Stephanie L. 2/4/15
  • “written commentary” Carolyn L. 2/2/15
  • “videos” Sarai E. 2/2/15
  • “Ease of program” Frank W. 2/2/15

How can we improve the program?

  • “It was great as is” Susan B. 2/24/15

 

 

tipsandtricksUltrasound Guided PICC Tips and Tricks program was developed to teach techniques that increase insertion success rates using ultrasound guidance for PICC insertions.

What did you like most or find most helpful about this program?

  • “good demonstrations” Melanie W. 5/31/15
  • “see how to follow the needle by tilting the probe” Melissa G. 4/29/15
  • “all” Enrico C. 4/24/15
  • “online” Karen J. 4/23/15
  • “video” Tania R. 4/14/15
  • “Tip of the needle” Iveta C. 4/14/15
  • “movies” Matthew J. 4/11/15
  • “videos” Nancy P. 4/8/15
  • “Real life demonstration of techniques like holding needle and angling probe to keep the needle tip in sign of the probe” Cheryl K. 4/4/15
  • “Great tips, not only for PICC insertion, but also for PIV insertion” Shane B. 4/6/15
  • “written information” Sandra O. 3/29/15
  • “everything” Lorie S. 2/28/15
  • “pictures” Kathy W. 3/2/15
  • “How to hold the probe” Lorna K. 2/12/15
  • “It was easy to follow” Natalie K. 2/11/15
  • “Difficult” Theresa A. 2/11/15

 

 

stepbystepStep by Step Ultrasound Guided PICC Insertion course if for the knowledgeable ultrasound user and concentrates on the use of ultrasound guidance to access a vein for PICC placement. Vessel identification, visualization, selection and needle access are the focus of this program. Step by step procedures to perform an ultrasound guided insertion using the Modified Seldinger Technique are explained.

What did you like most or find most helpful about this program?

  • “good information” Melanie W. 5/31/15
  • “The three learning methods, reading, hearing and seeing (demonstration)” Gillian M. 4/27/15
  • “video” Tania R. 4/14/15
  • “actual footage of echo sonography” Sue K. 4/14/15
  • “pictures” Corrie N. 4/13/15
  • “Videos of PICC placement from beginning to end” Cheryl C. 4/8/15
  • “Accurate pictures” Wendy M. 4/7/15
  • “it helped with use of Site-Rite machine and assessment of veins” Juanita W. 3/30/15
  • “written informaton” Sandra O. 3/29/15
  • “online format” LaWanna M. 3/18/15
  • “videos of ultrasound” Nathan S. 3/1/15
  • “watching the actual procedure” Lorie S. 2/28/15
  • “Repetition of the information”  Lorna K. 2/15/15
  • “Visual aids” Omar B. 2/10/15
  • “Good language, easy to follow, thanks for using the terms specific to PICC line insertion” Bernadette A. 2/9/15
  • “technique of accessing veins” from Linda B. 12/16/2014
  • “detailed explanation”    from Y. Chen on 11/21/2014
  • “The detailed information on how to scan for a vein.”    from Jon on 11/6/2014
  • “This class has helped me to follow the tip and not the wake”     from Kellie on 11/1/2014

What did you find least helpful or what would you change?

  • “all very helpful” Sue K. 4/14/15

 

AUT

 

Advanced Ultrasound Assessment teaches the clinician to assess for vein anomalies, abnormalities and other characteristics that may contribute to catheter related complications. This course provides increased patient safety and satisfaction using advanced initiatives designed to increase optimal outcomes.

What did you like most or find most helpful about this program?

  • “The images during the lecture” Tina M. 8/15/16
  • “Further knowledge of vein selection” Heather C. 6/3/15
  • “all the information concerning ultrasound” Michael F. 6/4/15
  • “The delivery was clear, concise and easy to understand” Linda S. 5/10/15
  • “I liked the live ultrasound images” Keith G. 5/6/15
  • “thoroughness” Elisabeth M. 5/6/15
  • “the information shared about best practices” Corey C. 4/30/15
  • “pictures on screen of vessels” Nancy P. 5/4/15
  • “included written transcription” Matthew A. 4/29/15
  • “all of it” Chris G. 4/24/15
  • “ultrasound descriptions” Redina M. 4/22/15
  • “photos attached to lectures” Walter M. 4/16/15
  • “Being able to read what was being said in the video” Blythe B. 4/14/15
  • “on-line format” LaWanna M. 4/13/15
  • “the videos of the ultrasound in use” Sara C. 4/13/15
  • “Evidence-based guidelines. The ability to pause and return to the material.” Cheryl K. 4/13/15
  • “clear and concise presentation of information” Melanie W. 4/12/15
  • “the use of color flow on an ultrasound” Joseph K. 4/10/15
  • “Understanding the identification of thrombus” Constance E. 4/7/15
  • “self paced” Kristy M. 3/29/15
  • “combination of lecture and visual scenarios to reinforce teaching” Kevin M. 3/15/15
  • “demonstrations” Lisa D. 3/19/15
  • “refresher” Timothy T.  2/25/15
  • “Printouts and visual learning”    from Maggie on 11/17/2014
  • “The program expanded on previous on-line instruction I have taken”   from Lynette on 11/12/2014
  • “The information on how to adjust the settings and how to determine if there is a thrombus.”       from Jon 11/10/2014
  • “demonstration on screen of images”    from Mohammad on 10/29/2014 
  • “explanation of controls on ultrasound to manipulate image”    from Karen on 10/10/2014 
  • “Instruction on how to operate the ultrasound and differentiating between arteries and veins”    from Kathy on 10/8/2014
  • “Much great new info with good visuals to correlate with instructional info”    from Kathryn on 10/7/2014
  • “I liked most that this program was presented very well.”    from Angela on 10/7/2014

How can we improve the program?

  • “great information” Michael F. 6/4/15

 

PIV

 

The Ultrasound-Guided PIV program is a new and innovative program designed to provide hospitals and individuals with information and steps for the insertion of PIVs using ultrasound guidance .

What did you like most or find most helpful about this program?

  • “observing PIV placement using ultrasound step by step and seeing the tip of the needle on the ultrasound image” Shannon S. 6/8/15
  • “tips for starting a USG-PIV team in your facility” Mary Kate W. 6/10/15
  • “ease of computer based learning. I liked seeing the actual procedure done and good demonstration of vessel access via the pictures.” Karen D. 5/6/15
  • “VIDEO” Eddie J. 2/4/15
  • “I like that it gave pictures of models of their practice settings”  Juan on 12/1/2014
  • “Showed me different methods for using the ultrasound”     from Zachary on 11/18/2014
  • “information was good”   from Shellie on 11/17/2014
  • “ability to print reading materials”    from Brook on 11/15/2014
  • “Pictures”    from Meg on 11/14/2014
  • “Very informative, easy to understand”    from Paulette on 11/12/2014
  • “handouts…competencies, data collection, etc”   from Donna on 10/23/2014
  • “visual aid” Rebecca C. 4/29/15
  • “fun” James B. 5/2/15
  • “Mostly to the point and I could do it at home in my own time” Mary Kay F. 4/27/15
  • “online & videos” Karen J. 4/27/15
  • “live examples” Tiffeny J. 4/20/15
  • “visual aids” John K. 4/16/15
  • “attached photos/film” Walter M. 4/15/15
  • “about using sterile technique” Sarah-Jane B. 4/10/15
  • “The example forms” Ericka E. 4/9/15
  • “the pictures used and repretition of procedure at end” Sharon W. 4/4/15
  • “Clear and concise informational presentation” James M. 4/3/15
  • “the whole presentation” Veronica F. 3/29/15
  • “written material” Sandra O. 3/29/15
  • “online format” LaWanna M. 3/18/15
  • “the visual techniques” Lorie S. 2/28/15
  • “It was clear and easily understood” Susan B. 2/27/15
  • “The practicality tips” Chris P. 12/18/14

 

 What did you find least helpful or what would you change?

  • “one of your best yet! great information, wonderful videos/demonstrations” Mary Kate W. 6/10/15

 

How can we improve the program?

  • “Keep the education coming!”  Mary Kate W. 6/10/15

 

 

 

 

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