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PART 1 VENOUS ACCESS PLANNING. 1. Venous Access Glossary. 2. Venous Anatomy. 3. Basic Ultrasound Use. 4. Venous Access Assessment 5. Choosing the Right Venous Access Approach. PART 2. VENOUS ACCESS PROCEDURES. 6. Peripheral Venous Cannulation. 7. Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Venous Cannulation. 8. Midline Insertion. 9. PICC Line Insertion. PART 3. VENOUS ACCESS AFTERCARE/OVERVIEW. 10. Care & Maintenance of Venous Lines. 11. Complications. 12. Single Best Answer Assessment.

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James Michael Forsyth MBBS MRCS PGDip (HPE) is a vascular and endovascular surgery registrar completing his specialist training in the Yorkshire Deanery, England. He qualified from St George's Hospital Medical School (University of London) in 2011. He has a passion for medical education and service improvement, and has specific interests in diabetic foot disease and vascular access. Ahmed Shalan MBBS MRCS ChM is a vascular surgery trainee in the West Midlands, England. He graduated from Cairo Medical School 2007. He moved to England in 2013 as speciality doctor of vascular and endovascular surgery in York Teaching Hospital for 5 years where he developed and coordinated the assisted venous access service. He has passion for patient and medical education. Andrew Thompson MBBS BMedSci MD(Res) FRCS(Gen) is a consultant vascular surgeon and the lead clinician for North Yorkshire Vascular Unit. He qualified from The Royal London and St Bartholomew Hospitals Medical School in 1998, wrote his thesis on abdominal aortic aneurysm genetics at University College London for the British Heart Foundation in 2007, and completed his training with the Oxford postgraduate deanery in 2010. He spent a year (2011) as the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland Endovascular Fellow at St Mary's Hospital, London. He is currently a consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where he manages all major vascular pathology as part of a team of surgeons and radiologists, for a population of 800,000. His interests include distal reconstruction, renal access, complex abdominal aortic surgery and thoracic outlet syndrome.


'...written in short, concise chapters that are easy to read. The best
aspect ... is the amount and quality of the pictures used to help
familiarize readers... 4 Stars!

- Michael Nooromid, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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