The DVT/peripheral vascular module aims to teach competence in the assessment of deep venous thrombosis. Specifically, it will allow practitioners to ‘rule in’ the presence of a DVT. In addition, it will teach the skills to use ultrasound to guide peripheral venous cannulation.
The table below outlines the minimum training times and core procedures that candidates are expected to achieve:
Supervised scans (minimum)
5 scans for rule in DVT
Mentored scans (indicative minimum)
Further 5 scans (10 legs)
Indicative minimum training time
1 month from 1st supervised scan
Core pathologies to be achieved
- Minimum 5 supervised or mentored (depending on trainee experience) US guided peripheral vascular cannulation
For more detail on the theory of DVT and peripheral vascular imaging, including images and teaching videos please see famus.org.uk.