Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Identify Landmarks of the Proximal Humerus for Potential Use in Intraosseous Vascular Access: An Educational Journey to Improve Clinical Care
Recorded On: 01/26/2021
Establishing vascular access is of vital importance during resuscitation in cases of cardiac arrest. When obtaining peripheral or central intravenous access is difficult or impossible, intraosseous (IO) access is an alternative route for immediate fluid and medication delivery. The proximal humerus is one of the anatomic sites available for IO access, but the inability to identify its landmarks by palpation is considered an absolute contraindication for this procedure.
During this webinar, our presenter will describe his educational journey that led to the initial descriptions of point-of-care ultrasonography to improve landmark identification of the proximal humerus and its potential use for intraosseous vascular access.
At the conclusion of this webinar, the participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the importance of intraosseous (IO) access as an effective route to the intravascular space.
2. Compare and contrast the landmark identification techniques of the proximal humerus by palpation vs. ultrasound.
3. Recognize the value of deliberate practice and mastery learning principles for task-training acquisition.
4. Describe the essential components of a curriculum-based simulation training program to improve competencies in IO access.
Sergio Bustamante, MD, CHSE
Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia at Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Sergio Bustamante is a staff anesthesiologist in the Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia at Cleveland Clinic. He is the medical director of the Department's simulation laboratory and core faculty of the Simulation Center. Dr. Bustamante is also a clinical assistant professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and current Section Chair of Anesthesia at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. He has a strong interest in healthcare education, task-training modalities, high-fidelity simulation, and debriefing.
CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.
Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour
Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: February 25, 2024
To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.
The Infusion Nurses Society is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP14209. The certificate must be retained by the attendee for a period of 4 years.