Free Vascular Ultrasound Medical Simulation Case Library
Thanks to ABC Vascular, we now have access to a library of Free Vascular Ultrasound Cases which we can use in our medical simulation programs! ABC Vascular, a UK-based company, has provided open access to a wide variety of real life case studies ranging from basic to advanced vascular pathologies. Use these free simulation scenarios to solve challenging cases and get a virtual experience of vascular ultrasound!
ABC Vascular is an e-learning platform aimed to support healthcare professionals in learning how to use ultrasound in vascular medicine. Their courses are designed to be easily understood, irrespective of the learner’s experience and background. Also of important note, they also have a youtube channel with a lot of learning videos available to the community — more on that shared below!
About Vascular Ultrasound Simulation
Vascular ultrasound has become one of the preferred test for the diagnosis, screening and surveillance of vascular diseases. The increasing reliance on vascular ultrasound imaging for vascular disease management demands that healthcare professionals familiarize themselves with this technique.
Acquiring the theoretical knowledge may, however, reveal to be difficult. Dedicated and comprehensive training programs are often not widely available or affordable. In addition, the diagnostic accuracy is heavily dependent on operator experience which is gained through hands on clinical practice. Exposure to a wide variety of clinical scenarios is of paramount importance to gain confidence. Unique and special courses and clinical simulation are a must for learning these unique skillsets!
ABC Vascular Free Vascular Ultrasound Simulation Scenarios
Suprarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in a patient with a previous infrarenal AAA repair with tube graft: This is a case of a 73 years old male patient who attended the general ultrasound imaging department in September 2019 for a scan of his bladder. Incidental findings of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) were reported.
Infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm with chronic dissection: This is a case of a 74 years old male patient with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) incidentally detected during an abdominal ultrasound scan requested to assess the liver. An ultrasound investigation was therefore performed in a specialised vascular laboratory.
Latrogenic arterio-venous fistula between the superficial femoral artery and common femoral vein: This is a case of an 81 years old male patient that underwent a cardiac ablation procedure with access via the right groin.
Internal carotid artery calcified plaque with acoustic shadow: The main objective of the supra aortic arteries ultrasound examination is to rule out the presence of stenoses at the level of the carotid and vertebral arteries.
High jet velocities type II endoleak post endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR): The most common complication of an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is the occurrence of an endoleak, defined as the persistent presence of blood flow within the thrombosed aneurysm sac despite endograft deployment.
Rouleaux formation in an abdominal aortic aneurysm: The blood flow within an abdominal aortic aneurysm can show different patterns such as flow separation, recirculation and possible transition to turbulence.
ABC Vascular Youtube Video Courses
Check out the ABC Vascular Youtube Channel for all the cases on their website. These video cases are intended to support healthcare professionals that are learning vascular ultrasound to expose them to true vascular ultrasound challenges. In addition to the video cases, you will also find free content extracted from their website video lectures.
More About ABC Vascular
ABC Vascular is an e-learning platform, conceived by a team of vascular sonographers and doctors with extensive knowledge in vascular ultrasound, to help healthcare professionals in mastering the knowledge and skills to apply when practicing vascular ultrasound. ABC Vascular teamed up with MedEed global solution, a world leading platform in online medical education.
All ABC Vascular content and courses have been accredited by the EACCME (European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) to provide CME credits and have been endorsed by the European Federation of Societies in ultrasound in medicine and biology.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and current Chairman of the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.