Hot Tip-How to Find the Optimal Imaging Angle to Look at the Pleura in a Pediatric Patient

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Hot Tip-How to Find the Optimal Imaging Angle to Look at the Pleura in a Pediatric Patient

Hot Tip-How to Find the Optimal Imaging Angle to Look at the Pleura in a Pediatric Patient. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Instructor Bret Nelson, MD, RDMS, FACEP, demonstrates how to find the optimal imaging angle to look at the pleura. Learn how to find the Optimal Imaging Angle to Look at the Pleura in a Pediatric Patient as well as many other tips and tricks in the Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course (August 21-22, 2017)Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course (August 21-22, 2017) is taught by leading Pediatirc Ultrasound experts. The Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course provides lectures and extensive hands-on scanning with live pediatric models.

  • Instruction by Leading Pediatric Ultrasound Experts
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Follows ACEP and WINFOCUS Ultrasound Guidelines
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills & Scanning Proficiency
  • Log of 30+ Pediatric Ultrasound Examinations
  • Free Pre-Course Webinar on Imaging Fundamentals

Topics:

  • E-FAST
  • Pediatric Urinary Tract, GI Applications
  • Pediatric Abdominal Case Studies
  • Head and Neck
  • Soft-Tissue & MSK Applications
  • Scrotal Ultrasound
  • Advanced Thoracic Applications
  • Lung Imaging, Trachea
  • BLUE/FALLS Protocol
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Vascular Access
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Focused Cardiac Assessment of the Pediatric Patient
  • Shock & Hypotension: RUSH Protocol
  • How to Start an Ultrasound Program
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

 

 

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret pediatric emergency and critical care ultrasound examinations.
  2. State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization of system controls.
  3. Identify normal imaging characteristics of the pediatric urinary tract and recognize commonly seen pathology associated with renal disease and the GI tract in infants and children.
  4. Demonstrate protocols for evaluation of the trauma patient (FAST).
  5. Demonstrate ultrasound protocols for evaluation of pneumothorax, pneumonia and endotracheal tube placement.
  6. List the benefits of Ultrasound-Guided Procedures such as vascular access and lumbar puncture.
  7. Perform a focused cardiac ultrasound examination on a pediatric patient.
  8. List the benefits of soft-tissue and MSK ultrasound in the pediatric patient.
  9. Perform testicular ultrasound and recognize commonly seen abnormalities (optional session).
  10. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

CREDITS:

16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 16 MOC point(s)
16 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course.

Click or Call to learn more about the Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course | 727.363.4500

FACULTY:

Stephanie Doniger, MD, RDMS, FAAP, FACEP
Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Attending Physician: Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Children’s Hospital & Research Center
Oakland, CA
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.
Bret P. Nelson, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Department of Emergency Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
No relevant financial relationships exist.

MSK Ultrasound Course with Regenerative Medicine

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MSK Ultrasound Course with Regenerative Medicine

MSK Ultrasound Course with Regenerative Medicine program is designed to expand and update skills to integrate advanced MSK applications and ultrasound-guided regenerative medicine techniques into clinical practice. Taught by world-renowned ultrasound experts, the program offers evidence based lectures combined with extensive hands-on scanning sessions featuring live models and human cadaveric specimens. Participants will also have the opportunity to observe live demonstrations of multiple regenerative medicine procedures (diagnosis and techniques) on various live patients with pathologies.

  • Evidence –Based Lectures taught by world-renowned faculty
  • Advanced and regenerative medicine for upper & lower extremity applications
  • Includes pre-course webinar on Ultrasound-guided injection techniques
  • Extensive hands-on Scanning: live models w/ 3:1 participant to instructor ratio
  • Cadaver workshop: injection techniques
  • Cadaver workshop: bone marrow and lipoaspirate techniques
  • Live patient demonstrations for PRP and/or Prolotherapy treatment techniques
  • Integrate skills learned into clinical practice
  • Expand services offered
  • Improve patient outcomes

Regenerative Medicine Course Topics:

    • Biology and Evidence for regenerative substances
    • -Dextrose Prolotherapy
    • -Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
    • -Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA)
    • -Lipoaspirate
    • -Amniotic Membrane and Cells
    • Essentials of US Guided Regenerative Medicine
    • -Ultrasound guided injection techniques
    • -Preparing Dextrose and PRP Injectables
    • -Upper and lower extremity regenerative medicine techniques
    • -Post procedure protocols for regenerative medicine
    • -Regulatory guidelines and billing/coding for regenerative medicine
    • Hands-On workshops: live models
    • Hands-On workshops: Cadaver lab – needle guidance to target areas
    • Hands-On workshop: Cadaver lab – bone marrow and lipoaspirate techniques
    • Live patient regenerative medicine demonstrations: Prolotherapy & PRP

Advanced MSK Topics:

  • Utility of Dynamic Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Spine
  • Advanced Peripheral Nerve Applications: Diagnosis & treatment options
  • Post-Op Shoulder, Knee, and Beyond
  • Unlocking Frozen Joints
  • Hands-On scanning: live models

Objectives:

  1. Identify anatomy and pathoanatomy of the upper extremity joints (tendons, ligaments, muscle/fascia, and nerves).
  2. Outline the biology and evidence for use of regenerative substances.
  3. State when, why, and how to integrate regenerative medicine as a practical treatment option.
  4. Prepare various injectables for performing ultrasound-guided regenerative medicine techniques.
  5. List regenerative medicine targets for the upper and lower extremities.
  6. Outline post procedural protocols for regenerative procedures
  7. Integrate advanced MSK and ultrasound-guided regenerative medicine techniques into clinical practice.

Who should attend:

Physicians, PA’s, and clinicians experienced in diagnostic MSK ultrasound with a desire to integrate advanced MSK and regenerative medicine techniques into clinical practice. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) PM&R, sports medicine, orthopedics, radiology, rheumatology, and pain management. This program is an intermediate to advanced level program that requires at least 6 months previous experience performing diagnostic MSK ultrasound examinations or attendance of a recognized MSK hands-on ultrasound education program.

Credits:

18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 18.0 MOC point(s)

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the MSK Ultrasound Course with Regenerative Medicine.

Click or Call to learn more about the MSK Ultrasound Course with Regenerative Medicine | 727.363.4500

Faculty:

 

Albert Kozar, DO, FAOASM, RMSK
Academic Sports & Osteopathic Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Victor Ibrahim, MD, FAAPMR
Director, PMR Center
Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine of Capital Hill
Washington, DC
No relevant financial relationships exist.
Craig Chappell, DO, RMSK, CAQSM
IN2IT Medical Non-Surgical Ortho & Sports Medicine
Orem, UT
Shane Shapiro, MD
Sports & Orthopedic Medicine
Mayo Medical School
Assistant Professor
Jacksonville, Florida
Speaker Disclosure: No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
David Wang, DO Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Jeffrey Strakowski, MD
McConnell Spine, Sport, & Joint Physicians
Columbus, Ohio
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Hot Tip – Transitioning From the Parasternal to Apical Window

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Hot Tip – Transitioning From the Parasternal to Apical Window

Hot Tip – Transitioning From the Parasternal to Apical Window: Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute instructor Dennis Atherton, RDCS, RCS, RRT, FASE, demonstrates how to transition from the parasternal cardiac window to the apical window using your parasternal image to guide you. Learn how perform Transitioning From the Parasternal to Apical Window as well as many other tips and tricks in the Introduction to Adult Echocardiography course (July 17-21, 2017)Introduction to Adult Echocardiography course (July 17-21, 2017) is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret adult cardiac ultrasound examinations. The Introduction to Adult Echocardiography course is taught by leading echocardiography experts, and includes comprehensive lectures, interactive case studies using an audience response system, and extensive hands on scanning featuring a 3:1 hands-on ratio using live models for the most hands on scan time.

  • The Most Comprehensive Adult Echo Course Available
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills & Scanning Proficiency
  • 271 Cases Covering Common Pathologies
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Ability to Scan Live Models with Normal Anatomy & Pathologies
  • Human Heart Cadaver Lab to Visualize Disease

Topics:

  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Anatomy of the Heart and EKG
  • 2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy: Parasternal, Apical, Subcostal, and Suprasternal Windows
  • 2D Measurements and Normal Values
  • Doppler Fundamentals
  • Color Doppler: Evaluation sites & normal flow patterns
  • Pulsed & Continuous Wave Doppler
  • Mitral & Aortic Valves
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Gross Anatomy Workshop
  • Doppler Evaluation of MVD and AVD
  • Right Heart Disease
  • Coronary Heart Dieases
  • Diastolic Function/Contrast Echocardiography
  • Pericardial Disease & Cardiac Masses
  • Live Scanning Demonstrations

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations.
  2. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician).
  3. Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques.
  4. Perform standard 2D, m-mode and Doppler measurements
  5. Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy.
  6. State the role of cardiac Doppler and list the necessary qualitative/quantitative measurements.
  7. Identify the ultrasound findings associated with valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease, pericardial disease and cardiac masses.
  8. List the latest imaging techniques in quantification of right and left ventricle wall motion. Document findings and apply standardized guidelines during compilation of an Echocardiography worksheet (sonographer) and dictated report (Physician).
  9. List the steps necessary for system optimization during contrast echo imaging.
  10. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

CREDITS:

40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 40 MOC point(s)
37.75 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit
34.25  ASRT Category A Credit(s)

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Course. This course is available as a live, blended, and online course

Click or Call to learn more about the Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Course | 727.363.4500

FACULTY:

Christie Hill Jordan, BS, RDCS, RCS, RCIS, FASE
Manager, Echo Lab
North Florida Heart Cardiovascular Physicians
Gainesville, FL
Diane Debich-Spicer, PA (ASCP)
University of Florida,
Department of Pediatric Cardiology,
Pathologists’ Assistant, Research Assistant,
Gainesville, FL
Richie Palma, BS, RDCS, RCS, FASE, FSDMS
Program Director and Clinical Coordinator
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute
St Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT
Board of Directors for
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
Daniel Bourque MS, RCS, FASE
Orlando Regional Medical
Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
President, Program Director
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Pete Beach, FL

Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses

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Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses

Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses are designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret carotid and peripheral vascular ultrasound examinations. Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Course are taught by leading vascular specialists and includes lectures, interactive case studies, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 hands-on ratio using live models.

Location: St. Petersburg, FL 

  • The Most Comprehensive Vascular Ultrasound Course
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Interactive Case Presentations with an Audience Response System
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills and Scanning Proficiency
  • Lecture & Instruction by Leading Vascular Ultrasound Experts

Carotid Topics

  • Doppler & Color Fundamentals
  • Carotid Anatomy & Physiology
  • Normal Spectral Analysis
  • Carotid Scan Protocol
  • Disease Progression & Stenosis Assessment
  • Carotid Imaging Pitfalls
  • Interactive Case Studies
  • Evaluation & Measurement of Intima-Media Thickness
  • Carotid Abnormalities
  • How to Structure a Report

Peripheral Vascular Topics:

  • Venous Anatomy, Scan Techniques & Normal Characteristics
  • Duplex / Color Evaluation of LE, UE DVT
  • Evaluation of Venous Insufficiency
  • Duplex / Color Evaluation for Venous Ablation Procedures
  • Types of Vein Ablation Procedures
  • Pre-Procedure Mapping
  • Post-procedure Mapping
  • LE Arterial Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Exam & Indirect Testing
  • Direct Testing & Duplex Scanning
  • Live Demo: Arterial Duplex of Lower Arterial Disease

Carotid Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations.
  2. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination.
  3. Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  4. Perform routine scan protocols and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination.
  5. Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics.
  6. List methods for obtaining quantitative information and state the diagnostic relevance of each measurement.
  7. Characterize plaque morphology and other pathology associated with cerebral vascular disease.
  8. Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and state the clinical significance as a screening method for cardiovascular disease.
  9. Integrate the information to include and prepare a structured report for a carotid ultrasound examination.
  10. Apply diagnostic criteria for accurate interpretation of carotid duplex/color flow examinations

Peripheral Vascular Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations.
  2. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper and lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous and arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations.
  3. Cite Doppler/color physics and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for recognizing technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  4. Perform routine scan protocols, and document Doppler waveforms for lower extremity arterial and venous evaluations of the upper and lower extremity.
  5. Differentiate normal/abnormal imaging, spectral Doppler and color characteristics for identifying arterial and venous disease.
  6. State the indications and applications of indirect testing methods for lower arterial disease.
  7. Demonstrate vein mapping techniques to identify suitability as a potential arterial bypass graft.
  8. Perform routine scan protocols and document Doppler waveforms for venous evaluation of the lower extremities, including pre and post vein ablation evaluation.
  9. State the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of venous insufficiency.
  10. Perform evaluation for venous insufficiency and patency of perforators for vein therapy treatment

Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses Faculty:

William B. Schroedter, BS, RVT, FSVU
Vice President
Quality Vascular Imaging, Inc.
Venice, FL
Phillip J Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU
Vascular Consultant,
Vass, NC
Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Tampa, FL
Rob Daigle, BA, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS
Ultrasound Consultant, Littleton, CO
Commercial Relationships to disclose:
President & Owner- Summer Publishing
Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
President, Program Director
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Pete Beach, FL
Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Course. Click or Call.  Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging | 727.363.4500