This course is designed to provide extensive training in the core practical and clinical applications of emergency ultrasound to improve patient care in a busy emergency department. Nearly ten hours of hands-on scanning practice are incorporated into this two-day course developed and taught by nationally known leaders in the area of ultrasound. One-on-one instruction with numerous facilitators learning critical high-yield do's and don'ts for ultrasound in the emergency department.
Basic Practice Scanning Sessions Include
Physics & Knobology - commonly used systems, image optimization and hand control
Abdominal - aorta, gallbladder and kidneys; normal anatomy & common emergent pathology
Extended FAST exam - perihepatic, perisplenic, subcostal & pelvic windows & thoracic scanning
Procedural - central & peripheral venous access, foreign body, abscesses vs cellulitis & more
Lower Extremity Venous Compression - ultrasound evaluation of suspected DVT
Focused Cardiac - global systolic function, chamber size, pericardial effusion/Tamponade & IVC
OB-GYN - early pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, common abnormal pregnancies & normal pelvic anatomy
Integral Ultrasound - Beginning to integrate ultrasound into the care of the critical patient
This 1-day Advanced Ultrasound Course is designed to meet the needs of Emergency Medicine professionals that already have a good working knowledge of Ultrasound. Course participants expand their ultrasound capabilities to further incorporate use of ultrasound in the assessment of critically ill patients, as well as improve their ultrasound procedural skills.
Practice Scanning Sessions Include
Advanced Cardiac – Review of basics + aortic aneurysm/dissection, tamponade physiology, findings of acute right heart strain/PE, systolic function/hemodynamic assessment, basic valvular assessment
Pulmonary – Thoracic scanning, including evaluation for effusions, consolidation, PTX, CHF
Resuscitation – Protocols for evaluating undifferentiated hypotension, further integrating ultrasound in the care of the critical patient
Procedural – Practice thoracentesis, paracentesis, vascular access and FB localization on simulators and much more!
Soft Tissue/MSK – Abscess identification/drainage, foreign body identification/removal, tendon injury, joint effusion and fracture evaluation.
Ocular – Scanning technique for evaluation of retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, increased ICP