Vascular Module Step 1

Step 1

Read Competency Goals:

  • Identification of relevant veins and arteries: internal jugular/carotid, subclavian vein/ artery, axillary vein/artery, brachial vein/artery, radial artery, femoral vein/artery, peripheral veins such as basilic, cephalic, external jugular
  • Differentiation of vein from artery based on anatomic position, compressibility, respirophasic changes Identification of normal anatomic variability such as vascular hypoplasia, variability of carotid artery position relative to internal jugular
  • Identification of vascular thrombosis by direct visualization or by compression study
  • Identification of adjacent non-venous structures such as sternocleidomastoid muscle, mass, lymph node
  • Knowledge of the effects of patient position on anatomic topography: head/lower extremity rotation effects on overlap of the artery by the vein, effects of Trendelenburg position on vascular distention


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