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Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access (UGVA) Training

At Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC) in Houston, Texas, medical professionals from around the world receive comprehensive training in ultrasound guided vascular access. Learn more about ultrasound guided vascular access courses, and why AHEC is the premier destination for education in the imaging sciences.

Why Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access (UGVA) Training?

Without ultrasound guided vascular access training, it can be difficult to properly perform important critical care functions at the bedside, including central venous catheterization (CVC) and peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line insertions. In fact, those actions can lead to serious complications unless the provider has been trained in UGVA protocol. When the provider has received adequate UGVA training, these risks to the patient are greatly minimized during ultrasound guided vascular procedures.


AHEC is located in Houston, Texas near the Texas Medical Center - the largest medical center in the world, with 21 hospitals and three medical schools onsite. This makes our facility the ideal destination for physicians looking to train in UGVA, particularly if they intend to obtain clinical experience at an institution affiliated with the Texas Medical Center.

AHEC operates in a 12,000 square foot facility that houses high end lecture rooms and state of the art imaging equipment. Our school is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, which certifies us to provide continuing medical education for physicians. We are also approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians to provide ACEP Category I credits.

Medical professionals ranging from physicians to nurses to paramedics can receive continuing medical education credits at AHEC, whether it is in ultrasound guided vascular access (UGVA) or training for another type of ultrasound. Each course includes a hands-on training component in our lab, so that participants can practice their protocol in a low student-instructor ratio environment.

If you are ready to learn more about ultrasound guided vascular access (UGVA) training at AHEC, contact our facility today to request more information. You may also wish to read a course description before contacting us.

Call AHEC at (800) 239-1361, or fill out our contact form to request a call from our administration.