Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Access


SOLD OUT!! If you wish to have your name added to a wait list in case of cancellations, please email avasasm@anagramevents.com.au

Friday 29th April: 9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Faculty
    • Gavin Jackson, PICC CNC, Fiona Stanley Hospital
    • Carolyn Kirker, Clinical Nurse Specialist IV and related therapies, Capital and Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand
    • Peter Carr, Lecturer in Emergency Medicine, The University of Western Australia
  • Facilitors
    • Michele Muncaster – Paediatric Clinical Nurse Consultant, Women’s and Children’s Health Network, South Australia
    • Tricia Kleidon – Nurse Practitioner, Paediatric Vascular Access, Lady Cilento Hospital Brisbane – Australia
    • Therese Hallett –   Nurse Unit Manager, Gosford Hospital, Australia
    • Nicholas Mifflin – Clinical Nurse Consultant, Central Venous Access and Parenteral Nutrition, Liverpool Hospital Sydney Australia
    • Evan Alexandrou – Clinical Nurse Consultant, Central Venous Access and Parenteral Nutrition, Liverpool Hospital Sydney Australia
    • Jesse Spur – ICU Clinical Nurse Consultant, Caboolture Redcliffe ICU, Metro North Hospital and Health Service

This is a 3 hour workshop that will help optimise your knowledge in ultrasound guided peripheral venous access. There will be theoretical and practical tuition on ultrasound guided access. The problem of increasing complex and chronic health admissions to hospital has become synonymous with difficult vascular access. It is becoming increasingly more important to ensure that venous access is successful and to minimise multiple cannulation attempts. This workshop will provide opportunity to learn from experts on the best techniques to cannulate your patients the first time with minimal delay for treatment. Ultrasound machines and practice phantoms will be available on the day for practical sessions as well as industry experts to discuss how you can get best use from your ultrasound machine.

Additional clinical stations and technologies include: 

  • The Difficult Intravenous Access Patient
  • The Paediatric Population
  • Near Infrared technology
  • Intraosseous insertion

At the end of this session attendees will have an enhanced understanding and skill base re: the merit and use of ultrasound guided insertion of vascular access devices and device choice.


Gavin JacksonGavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson is the PICC CNC at the new Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH). After working in vascular access for the past 10 years Gavin now leads a team of clinicians, striving for excellence with a high first time insertion success rate with a low incidence of complications.

The team provides expert advice regarding device options, promoting evidence based management and Education. FSH has 780 beds with a comprehensive range of specialties. Currently the team insert PICC’s with the majority being placed utilising fluoroscopy, however some are done bedside if clinically indicated. Gavin is the WA state representative for the Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS).

Carolyn KirkerCarolyn Kirker
Since 2005, Carolyn has worked as the Clinical Nurse Specialist for IV and related therapies at Capital and Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand.  She works collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to deliver organisational leadership for infusion therapy and vascular access management – including the teaching of theory and supporting improvements in practice.   She contributes to a safer patient-centred journey by providing clinical oversight, and advanced vascular access support – with particular focus on vein preservation, appropriate device selection and management and quality.

Carolyn Kirker, RN, BN, PgCert Health Care

Peter CarrPeter Carr
Pete Carr is a Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at The University of Western Australia and PhD Candidate at Griffith University. His research focuses on vascular access outcomes in the Emergency Department. He is a collaborator and investigator on the One Million Global Catheter study. He is a practising clinician who is competent in ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous cannula and peripherally inserted central catheter assessment and insertion. He is skilled in maintenance and surveillance of peripheral and central vascular access devices. As an emerging researcher in vascular access he has been invited to present his own research and on the topics related to vascular access in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and USA. His additional roles included Vice President of the Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS)  and Global Committee representative for the World Congress on Vascular Access.

You can follow him on Twitter @pcarriv and read his research here