I have always been an advocate of ultrasound guided vascular access. Having the experience of being a person with “difficult” veins, every time I needed a blood test or any form of cannulation, the practitioner would invariably make numerous attempts to find a vein, which was always stressful and painful. My first experience with ultrasound cannulation was in 2012 at the SAN in Wahroonga. As a sonographer, my eyes were opened to the possibility of a global approach to ultrasound in a vascular setting. My excitement about ultrasound assisted cannulation lept forward to other uses, such as using ultrasound in conjunction with doppler for monitoring leg ulcers.
From a patient’s perspective, the use of ultrasound-assisted access provides a more efficient, less painful and stress free experience.
Jenni Sanderson – Director
The vascular courses we offer at the AIU can be found here