Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound Course

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Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound Course

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Courses provide participants with a strong foundation to perform core and advanced point of care ultrasound applications as outlined in the ACEP ultrasound practice guidelines. These unique emergency ultrasound hands-on courses course incorporates comprehensive lectures, interactive case presentations, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models and inanimate phantoms. Location: St. Pete Beach, FL 

  • Comprehensive ACEP Ultrasound Topics
  • Extensive Hands On Scanning with 3:1 Ratio
  • Case Log Provided Documenting 85+ Exams
  • Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Select Specialized Emergency/Critical Care Tracks
  • Increase Diagnostic and Scanning Skills

Intro Topics

    • Imaging Fundamentals
    • OB-GYN Anatomy/Exam
    • Ectopic Pregnancy
    • OB Cases & Abortion
    • Fundamentals of Needle Guidance
    • Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
    • Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals
    • FAST & E-FAST Exam
    • Focused 2D Cardiac Exam (FATE)
    • Biliary & Renal Colic
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Evaluation of DVT
    • Evaluation of Cardiac Arrest and Shock & Hypotension
    • Ultrasound Guided Procedures: Pericardiocentesis, Paracentesis, Hemothorax, Lumbar Puncture, ET
    • Training and Credentialing

ADVANCED TOPICS (Choose Your Track)

  • Sonography in Shock & Source of Sepsis (Gallbladder, Biliary Tree, Appendix, Bowel Obstruction, Peritonitis & Abscess, Pylonephritis)
  • Fluid Responsiveness in the Critically Ill
  • Advanced Non-Cardiac Chest (Sinuses, Larynx, Trachea, Lung & Pleura)
  • Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Vascular Access
  • Interactive Case Studies

CRITICAL CARE TRACK:

  • 1. Cardiac Doppler & Focused Calculations
  • 2. Echo Assessment of Cardiomyopathies & Heart Failure
  • 3. Mitral Insufficiency & Complications
  • 4. Guidelines for Appropriate Use of Ultrasonography by the Intensivist

EMERGENCY MEDICINE TRACK:

  • 1. Sonography of the Acute Scrotum
  • 2. Advanced EM Applications (Evaluation of Soft Tissue for Abscess, Foreign Body Detection, MSK Applications, Evaluation of Bony Cortices, Ocular Emergencies)
  • 3. Nerve Blocks in the ED (Forearm, Femoral, and Ankle Blocks)

Intro Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency ultrasound examinations.
  2. State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization for system controls.
  3. Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (E-FAST exam) and pneumothorax.
  4. Demonstrate scan protocols for focused evaluation of the abdomen, aorta, female pelvis, and adult heart.
  5. State an algorithm for uses of bedside ultrasound during cardiac arrest, shock, and hypotension
  6. Demonstrate image orientation, transducer preparation, and scan protocols for performing use of ultrasound guidance for vascular access, pericardiocentesis, paracentesis, hemothorax, lumbar puncture, and ET placement.
  7. Demonstrate protocol for focused evaluation of DVT.
  8. Differentiate normal/abnormal image characteristics of the abdomen, female pelvis, first trimester OB, and ectopic pregnancy.
  9. Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria into clinical practice.

Advanced Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency and Critical Care ultrasound examinations.
  2. Identify Sonographic Characteristics Associated With Abdominal Sepsis Involving The Hepatobiliary, Renal, And GI Systems.
  3. Outline indications and applications of color Doppler in the emergency and critical care setting.
  4. Perform ultrasound evaluation of the lung, ocular, soft-tissue, musculoskeletal, and bony cortices in the emergency department. (EM track)
  5. Demonstrate the use of ultrasound guidance for peripheral vascular access.
  6. State principles of spectral and cardiac Doppler fundamentals and apply quantitative methods to evaluate acute valvular abnormalities (critical care track).
  7. Recognize the sonographic appearance of individual nerves and list the advantages provided when ultrasound is used for performing regional nerve blocks. (EM track)
  8. Evaluate fluid responsiveness in the critically ill patient.
  9. Perform testicular ultrasound and recognize acute abnormalities. (EM track)
  10. Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound Course Faculty:

Rob Reardon, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hennepin County Medical Center
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist
James Mateer, MD, RDMS
Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin,
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.
Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Alexander B. Levitov, MD, FCCP, FCCM, RDCS
Eastern VA Medical School,
Dept. of Internal Medicine,
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Norfolk, VA
Disclosures: Equipment support from SonoSite, GE Healthcare, Zonare & ImaCor
Honorarium: SonoSite
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Andreas Dewitz MD, RDMS, FACEP
Vice Chair for Ultrasound Education
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Daniel Bourque MS, RCS, FASE
Orlando Regional Medical
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
President, Program Director
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Pete Beach, FL
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.
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