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 Evaluation of the Pediatric Thyroid and Neck

Ulrasound Pediatric Thyroid Neck

Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pediatric Thyroid and Neck Training Video

Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pediatric Thyroid and Neck Training Video is designed to review normal and abnormal ultrasound characteristics associated with the evaluation of the pediatric thyroid and neck. Pick up yours HERE.

  • All Training Videos are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice.
  • Expand Diagnostic & Interventional Services Offered.
  • ACCME Accredited with Commendation.
  • Offered as DVD or Online Video Options with or without Credits (Credits can be purchased at a later date) .
  • Immediate UNLIMITED Access with all online videos .
  • All Training Videos are recorded in High Definition format and professionally edited.
  • (Educators), Incorporate Training Videos into your curriculum. *Contact us about the EDUCATOR DISCOUNT HELP PROGRAM.

Topics

  • Normal Neck and Thyroid Anatomy and Physiology
  • Imaging Protocol
  • Nodular Disease
  • Goiter
  • Benign Findings
  • Malignant Findings
  • Diffuse Disease: Hashimoto’s and Graves’ Disease
  • Parathyroid

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

 

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.