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.

Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course (8/21-8/22)

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Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound:

Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course (8/21-8/22) is designed to increase the participant’s knowledge and competence to perform and interpret pediatric ultrasound examinations in an Emergency or Critical Care setting. Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course is taught by leading pediatric emergency and critical care ultrasound experts and includes lectures, interactive case presentations, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live pediatric models and inanimate phantoms.

  • Available as a Live, Online, Webinar and Blended Course (Online + Scan Workshop)
  • 3:1 Participant to Instructor Bedside Scanning Ratio (The Best in the Ultrasound Industry)
  • Additional Training Videos, and Books are also available to assist in your training
  • ACCME Accredited
  • 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

Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course Credits:

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

Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course 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

Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course 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.

Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course Faculty:

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Stephanie Doniger, MD, RDMS, FAAP, FACEP
@(instructor.InstructorName)

Bret P. Nelson, MD, RDMS, FACEP

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Introduction to Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Course. Click or Call. http://www.gcus.com/courses/about.asp?course=1100/Pediatric-Emergency-and-Critical-Care-Ultrasound | 727.363.4500

 

NEWS FLASH! North Dakota, Oregon, and New Mexico are the First Three States Requiring Sonographers to be Registered by an Organization!

NEWS FLASH !

North Dakota, Oregon, and New Mexico are the First Three Statesregistered sonographers Requiring Sonographers to be Registered by an Organization!

April 2, 2015

North Dakota has now become the 3rd State in the country (the two others being Oregon and New Mexico) to pass a law requiring Sonographers to be licensed by the state. Credentialing through nationally recognized agencies such as the ARDMS and CCI will be acceptable forms of documentation.

For the complete bill, see:
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/64-2015/documents/15-8161-01000.pdf?20150128135731

Prepare for the registry board exams with Registry Reviews by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Registry Reviews Week!

Confidence. Competence. Proven Results.

 

Ultrasounds could replace radiography for detecting pneumonia in children

Pediatric UltrasoundUltrasounds could be an equally accurate method for detecting pneumonia in children compared with chest x-rays.

That’s according to a recent study which compared ultrasonography with chest radiography for detecting pneumonia in children.

It suggests that this could mean that more children could be diagnosed, especially in resource-limited settings.

The children would also be exposed to less radiation.

The research was carried out by Dr Lilliam Ambroggio at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, USA.

Study 

The study enrolled patients aged 3 months to 18 years with a clinically ordered CT or admitted to the hospital with a respiratory condition.

Main exposures were chest ultrasound and x-ray findings read by four radiologists blinded to the clinical diagnosis of the patient.

The authors were able to determine the accuracy of both methods by comparing them to the CT reference standard.

The researchers found that, when compared with chest X-rays, ultrasound may be more sensitive (identifying more true positive results) and less specific (less true negative results) than chest x-rays in detecting consolidations and pleural effusions, both common indicators of pneumonia.

However overall the two techniques were statistically equivalent.

Dr Ambroggio said:

Ultrasound and chest radiography in our study were statistically equivalent, suggesting the potential for chest ultrasonography to replace chest x-rays in detecting pneumonia in children, particularly in outpatient and resource-limited settings.

“The advent of ultrasound technology in the diagnosis of pneumonia in developing countries is potentially easier to establish as the infrastructure needed to perform and interpret a chest ultrasound is much less than what is needed to perform a chest radiograph.”

The research was presented at the annual meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases in Dublin.

Want to learn more about U/S evaluation of the lung & bowel?  Attend the Pediatric Emergency or Pediatric Ultrasound courses coming up June 25-26.

Reference: MSN News; http://news.ie.msn.com/ireland/ultrasounds-could-replace-radiography-for-detecting-pneumonia-in-children

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