Gulfcoast Ultrasound’s hands-on advanced emergency medicine and critical care ultrasound course is designed to build on the knowledge base of experienced emergency ultrasound professionals.
This program is presented by leading emergency ultrasound experts. The curriculum is developed in accordance with the WINFOCUS and ACEP Ultrasound Practice Guidelines for advanced emergency ultrasound applications.
The comprehensive bedside ultrasound training seminar incorporates lectures, interactive case presentations using an audience response system, and extensive 3:1 ratio hands-on scanning sessions featuring live models and inanimate phantoms. This emergency ultrasound and critical care program also provides a log of 35+ supervised examinations to apply towards credentialing and/or certification requirements.
Objectives & Topics
At the completion of the program, the participant should be able to:
Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound examinations.
Identify sonographic characteristics associated with abdominal sepsis involving the hepatobiliary, renal, and GI systems.
Outline indications and applications of color Doppler in the emergency and critical care setting.
Perform ultrasound evaluation of the lung, ocular, soft-tissue, musculoskeletal and bony cortices in the emergency department. (Optional EM Track)
Demonstrate the use of ultrasound guidance for peripheral vascular access.
State principles of spectral and cardiac Doppler fundamentals and apply quantitative methods to evaluate acute valvular abnormalities (Optional critical care track)
Recognize the sonographic appearance of individual nerves and list the advantages provided when ultrasound is used for performing regional nerve blocks. (Optional EM Track)
Evaluate fluid responsiveness in the critically ill patient.
Perform testicular ultrasound and recognize acute abnormalities. (Optional EM Track)
Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.
Sonography in Shock & Source of Sepsis
Color Doppler Fundamentals
Echo assessment of cardiomyopathies
Cardiac ultrasound evaluation of heart failure
MI & complications
Fluid responsiveness in the critically ill
Advanced Lung imaging