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.
Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Course. Click or Call. Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound Course | 727.363.4500

 

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
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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

 

How to Locate the Gallbladder With Ultrasound

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How to Locate the Gallbladder With Ultrasound

How to Locate the Gallbladder With Ultrasound Hot Tip is brought to you by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Program Coordinator Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT as he demonstrates a short cut to locate the gallbladder by using the right kidney as a reference point. Learn how to locate the Gallbladder with Ultrasound by using the right kidney as a reference point as well as many other tips and tricks in the Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound (June 5-7, 2017). Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound hands-on course (June 5-7, 2017) is the first step in obtaining a strong foundation in order to begin performing and/or interpreting Abdominal & Primary Care Examinations. The Introduction to Abdominal & Primary Care Ultrasound training course (June 5-7, 2017) is taught by leading experts and covers abdominal, trauma, thyroid, scrotal, and soft-tissue applications. This abdominal ultrasound hands-on course/program incorporates comprehensive lectures, interactive case presentations, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models and inanimate phantoms.

  • Lecture & Hands on Instruction with Abdominal Ultrasound Experts
  • Increase Your Diagnostic and Interpretation Skills
  • Topics Covered Based on AIUM Practice Guidelines
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Interactive Case Studies
  • Immediately Integrate Skills Learned into Clinical Practice

TOPICS:

  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Abdominal Anatomy/Scan Techniques
  • Abdominal Aorta
  • Liver Sonography & Pathology
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tree Sonography & Pathology
  • Spleen, Pancreas, and Renal
  • Scrotal / Testicular
  • Evaluation of the Appendix & GI Tract
  • Thyroid
  • E-FAST Exam, Soft Tissue & MSK Applications
  • Interactive Case Studies

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret abdominal ultrasound examinations.
  2. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  3. Perform scan protocols and routine measurements that are utilized during an abdominal ultrasound evaluation.
  4. Identify normal/abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and abdominal vasculature.
  5. 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 (optional lecture).
  6. Demonstrate routine examination protocols associated with the ultrasound evaluation of renal artery stenosis (optional lecture).
  7. Differentiate normal/abnormal characteristics for the evaluation of the thyroid, testes/scrotum, and appendix.
  8. Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (FAST exam).
  9. Demonstrate the use of ultrasound for evaluation of soft-tissue pathology.
  10. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

CREDITS:

24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 24 MOC point(s)
22 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit
20.75  ASRT Category A Credit(s)

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound.

Click or Call to learn more about the Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound Course | 727.363.4500

FACULTY:

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Salvatore LaRusso M.Ed. RDMS, FAIUM, RT(R)
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Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
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Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP
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Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Vascular Ultrasound CME Vital Series

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Vascular Ultrasound CME Vital Series out now!

Gulfcoast Ultrasound is pleased to announce the release of Vascular Ultrasound CME Vital Series. The Quick. Easy. Affordable. Online solution to obtain your required Vascular Ultrasound CME training and credits. Whether you need 1 CME credit or 10, the Vascular Ultrasound CME Vital Series offers engaging CME activities in our brand new interactive online learning management system. Some key features of Vascular Ultrasound CME Vitals include:

  • Accessible from ANY DEVICE with internet connection!
  • All Vascular Ultrasound CME Vitals are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1 year UNLIMITED access to all Vascular Ultrasound CME Vitals
  • Purchase a single Vascular Ultrasound CME Vital activity (most are 1 credit) or the “Volume” of Vitals (Packs of “Vitals” that offer 10 total CME credits at a discounted rate.)
  • Print your CME Certificates immediately upon completion of your CME Vitals.
  • CME Vitals contain various interactive learning formats that may include: Text, Video, Images, Case Studies, Quizzes, and more.
  • Never get behind on your CME credit again.
  • Group discount pricing available – Call (727) 363-4500 for details.
  • 1 year/365 days from date of purchase.

Vascular Ultrasound Volume Includes the following topics.

  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Aorta
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Normal Carotid Anatomy and Physiology
  • Calf Vein Imaging
  • Evaluation of the Abdominal Vasculature
  • How to Perform an Ankle Brachial Index
  • Normal Lower Extremity Arterial Anatomy & Physiology
  • Duplex Evaluation of The Upper Extremity Venous System
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Pseudoaneurysym

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