Introduction and Advanced Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Training & CME Courses

Introduction and Advanced Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound

Introduction and Advanced Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Training & CME Courses

Introduction and Advanced Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Live Training Course provides participants a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret the core ultrasound applications in an emergency setting as outlined in the ACEP ultrasound practice guidelines. These courses are taught by leading emergency medicine and critical care ultrasound experts that incorporates comprehensive lectures and interactive case presentations featuring a 3:1 participant to faculty hands-on scan ratio with live models and phantoms, and is specifically designed for physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals who need comprehensive emergency medicine ultrasound training. The course is held at multiple dates throughout the year, making it the perfect course for both local participants and participants traveling to our facility in St. Petersburg, Florida. In this five (5) day program, participants will learn ultrasound techniques for the entire emergency medicine & critical care specialty. Case Log Provided Documenting 85+ Exams. CLICK HERE to learn more & register today!

Audience

This hands-on emergency ultrasound course is intended for any medical professional involved with performing ultrasound examinations in an emergency setting. Participants may include, but are not limited to: emergency and critical care physicians, surgeons, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, sonographers, internal medicine physicians, and any other point of care medical professionals.

Objectives

  • Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency ultrasound examinations.
  • State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization for system controls.
  • Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (E-FAST exam) and pneumothorax.
  • Demonstrate scan protocols for focused evaluation of the abdomen, aorta, female pelvis, and adult heart.
  • State an algorithm for uses of bedside ultrasound during cardiac arrest, shock, and hypotension
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate protocol for focused evaluation of DVT.
  • Differentiate normal/abnormal image characteristics of the abdomen, female pelvis, first trimester OB, and ectopic pregnancy.
  • Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria into clinical practice.

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 CredentialingSonography 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 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)

 

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Course

UGVA

 

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Course

  • Most Comprehensive Hands-On UGVA Course Available
  • Destination Education in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 3:1 Participant to Faculty Hands-On Scan Ratio with Both Live Models (Anatomy) and Inanimate Phantoms (Interventional Techniques)
  • Scan Groups Assigned Based on Specialty Practice and Level of Experience
  • Lifetime Access to Digital Course Syllabus
  • Expert Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access Faculty
  • Trusted Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access CME Leader Since 1985
  • Expand Diagnostic & Interventional Services Offered
  • State-Of-The-Art Lecture Facility and Scan Labs
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Free CME-Z Card with Registration (Save 5-10% off all future Gulfcoast product purchases)

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Live Training Course provides participants a strong foundation to perform central and peripheral line techniques. This comprehensive course is taught by leading emergency medicine ultrasound experts that specialize in ultrasound guidance and incorporates comprehensive lectures, interactive case presentations, and includes hands-on scanning featuring a 3:1 participant to instructor ratio with both live models (anatomy) and inanimate phantoms (interventional techniques). This course is specifically designed for physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals who need ultrasound-guided vascular access (UGVA) training. Click Here to Register!

Topics

  • Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
  • Why use Ultrasound Guidance
  • “Direct” vs. “Indirect” Techniques
  • “In-plane” vs. “Out-of-plane” Techniques
  • Ultrasound Guided Central Line Placement
  • Principles of Vessel Differentiation & Procedural Tips
  • Internal Jugular & Axillary/Subclavian Approach & Clinical Case Review
  • Femoral & Antecubital Vein Access
  • Additional Access Sites & Comments on the Pediatric Patient
  • Clinical Case Review

Objectives

  • Demonstrate the participant’s knowledge to better perform ultrasound-guided vascular access procedures.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of the “In-Plane” and “Out-of-Plane” and the “Direct” vs. “Indirect” ultrasound-guided vascular access techniques.
  • Differentiate venous vs. arterial anatomy by ultrasound.
  • Identify ultrasound imaging characteristics of vessels and contiguous anatomy to determine the optimal approach for vascular access.
  • Demonstrate ultrasound imaging characteristics of vascular pathology that would indicate a vessel is not suitable for vascular access.
  • Demonstrate the use of ultrasound guidance for Central Line vascular access.
  • Demonstrate the use of ultrasound guidance for Peripheral Line vascular access.
  • Demonstrate competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

Audience

The ultrasound-guided vascular access course is designed for physicians, PA’s, CRNA’S, nurses and other medical professionals involved with performing vascular access procedures. Specialty practice may include emergency, trauma, critical care, internal medicine, and intensivists.

Credits

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access – Live Course

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 7.25 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit(s).

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 7.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

This program has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 6.75 Class A CE credits

 

Emergency Department Ultrasound Case Studies

Emergency Department Ultrasound Case Studies

Emergency Department Ultrasound Case Studies

Emergency Department Ultrasound Case Studies is a case-based presentation designed to review ultrasound characteristics and diagnostic criteria associated with pathology seen in the emergency medicine setting. A variety of case studies will be reviewed including abdominal, cardiac, lung, aorta, ocular, and GYN applications.

Topics:

  • Tachycardic Trauma Patient with Abdominal Pain
  • Lt Sided Chest Pain w/ Inspiration after MVA
  • Stab Wound Left Chest
  • Syncope and Shortness of Breath
  • Shortness of Breath and Chest Pain
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Hypotension after dialysis
  • Syncope and Hypertension
  • “My Hip Hurts”
  • RUQ Pain
  • Rising B-hCG Levels
  • Loss of Vision in Right Eye

Objectives:

  1. Identify evidence of cardiogenic shock, severe left ventricular dysfunction, cardiac tamponade, and pulmonary embolus
  2. Estimate central venous pressure using inferior vena cava measurements
  3. Demonstrate how to measure and evaluate an aortic aneurysm
  4. Recognize features of a retinal detachment
  5. Evaluate for free intraperitoneal fluid, pericardial effusion, and pneumothorax in a trauma patient
  6. Look for evidence of ectopic pregnancy
  7. Recognize findings consistent with acute cholecystitis

Target Audience:

Physicians, sonographers, and mid-level providers involved with performing ultrasound in an emergency and/or critical care setting.   Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) emergency medicine, critical care, hospitalists, trauma surgery, internal medicine and primary care

Faculty:

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Associate Program Director
Ultrasound Director
University of South Florida
Emergency Medicine Residency Program

To learn about Emergency Department Ultrasound Case Studies training video head over to: www.gcus.com. Search:    OV-EDCS2 & VL-EDCS2 or Call 727.363.4500.

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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