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.

Ultrasound Evaluation of Gamekeeper’s Thumb aka Skier’s Thumb

Featured Video Play Icon

Ultrasound Evaluation of Gamekeeper’s Thumb aka Skier’s Thumb

Jon Jacobson, MD, RMSK demonstrates an Ultrasound Evaluation of Gamekeeper’s Thumb aka Skier’s Thumb. Learn how perform an ultrasound evaluation of Gamekeeper’s Thumb as well as many other tips and tricks in the Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course (August 7-9, 2017). Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Hands-On Course (August 7-9, 2017) is the first step in obtaining a strong foundation in order to begin performing and/or interpreting Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Examinations. The Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound training course (August 7-9, 2017) is taught by leading experts and covers, Shoulder Anatomy & Scanning Techniques, Evaluation of Shoulder Pathology, Elbow Anatomy & Scanning Techniques, Evaluation of Elbow Pathology, Ultrasound Guided Injection Techniques, Wrist/Hand Anatomy & Scan Techniques, Evaluation of Wrist/Hand Pathology, Normal Evaluation of the Ankle/Foot & Pathology, Knee Anatomy, Scanning Techniques, & Pathology, Evaluation of the Hip.

The Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course is taught by leading experts in the field of MSK ultrasound. This msk ultrasound hands-on course/program provides comprehensive lectures and extensive hands-on scanning with live models for upper and lower extremity applications. Learn the musculoskeletal essentials and build confidence in your scanning and interpretation abilities. An optional interventional workshop is also offered using human cadaveric specimens.

  • Extensive Hands-on Training with MSK Experts
  • Increase Your Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Skills
  • Expand Diagnostic & Interventional Services
  • Procedural Guidance for Improved Patient Safety
  • Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice

 

TOPICS:

  • Shoulder Anatomy & Scanning Techniques
  • Evaluation of Shoulder Pathology
  • Elbow Anatomy & Scanning Techniques
  • Evaluation of Elbow Pathology
  • Ultrasound Guided Injection Techniques
  • Wrist/Hand Anatomy & Scan Techniques
  • Evaluation of Wrist/Hand Pathology
  • Normal Evaluation of the Ankle/Foot & Pathology
  • Knee Anatomy, Scanning Techniques, & Pathology
  • Evaluation of the Hip

 

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations.
  2. List the indications, benefits, and limitations of MSK ultrasound for sports medicine injuries, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and rheumatology applications.
  3. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  4. Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, knee, ankle/foot, & hip ultrasound examinations.
  5. Identify normal anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging.
  6. Identify the sonographic appearance of commonly seen pathology of the shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist/hand, ankle, and foot.
  7. Demonstrate the use of MSK sonography for diagnosis and ultrasound-guided interventions and describe “in-plane” and “out of plane” injections/aspiration techniques using inanimate phantoms.
  8. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

CREDITS:

20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 20 MOC point(s)

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course. This course is also available with the optional Cadaver lab

Click or Call to learn more about the Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course | 727.363.4500

FACULTY:

Jon Jacobson, MD, RMSK
BioClinica: consultant
Elsevier: book royalties
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine: grant
Harvest Technologies: research equipment
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Ralf Thiele, MD, RhMSUS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Rochester
Department of Medicin,
Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology
Rochester, NY
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.
Paul Lento, MD, RMSK Sarasota Orthopedic Associates
Sarasota, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Timothy J. Mazzola, MD, CAQSM, RMSK
Cornerstone Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Denver, Colorado
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Craig Chappell, DO, RMSK, CAQSM
IN2IT Medical Non-Surgical Ortho & Sports Medicine
Orem, UT
Shane Shapiro, MD
Sports & Orthopedic Medicine
Mayo Medical School
Assistant Professor
Jacksonville, Florida
Speaker Disclosure: No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.

How to Differentiate the Internal from the External Carotid Artery

Featured Video Play Icon

How to Differentiate the Internal from the External Carotid Artery

How to Differentiate the Internal from the External Carotid Artery Hot Tip is brought to you by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Instructor Rob Daigle, BA, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS, as he demonstrates how to differentiate the Internal from the external carotid artery using ultrasound and the anatomy. Learn how to differentiate the internal from the external carotid artery tip as well as many others in the Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Course. The Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging hands-on course is the first step in obtaining a strong foundation in order to begin performing and/or interpreting Carotid Ultrasound Examinations. This vascular ultrasound course/program is taught by leading vascular ultrasound experts and includes lectures, interactive case presentations, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models and knowledgeable hands on instructors.

  • Taught by Leading Vascular Ultrasound Experts
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • 70+ Interactive Case Presentations with an Audience Response System
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills and Scanning Proficiency

Topics:

    • Doppler & Color Fundamentals
    • Carotid Anatomy & Physiology
    • Normal Spectral Analysis
    • Carotid Scan Protocol
    • Disease Progression & Stenosis Assessment
    • Carotid Imaging Pitfalls
    • Interactive Case Studies
    • Evaluation & Measurement of Intima-Media Thickness
    • Carotid Abnormalities
    • How to Structure a Report

Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations.
  2. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination.
  3. Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls and/or (physicians) utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  4. Perform routine scan protocols and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination.
  5. Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics.
  6. List methods for obtaining quantitative information and state the diagnostic relevance of each measurement.
  7. Characterize plaque morphology and other pathology associated with cerebral vascular disease.
  8. Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and state the clinical significance as a screening method for cardiovascular disease.
  9. Integrate the information to include and prepare a structured report for a carotid ultrasound examination.
  10. Apply diagnostic criteria for accurate interpretation of carotid duplex/color flow examinations
CREDITS

24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 24 MOC point(s)
22.5  ASRT Category A Credit(s)

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Course.

Click or Call. http://www.gcus.com/courses/about.asp?course=1084/Introduction-to-Carotid-Duplex-Color-Flow-Imaging | 727.363.4500

@(instructor.InstructorName)

William B. Schroedter, BS, RVT, FSVU
@(instructor.InstructorName)

Phillip J Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU
@(instructor.InstructorName)

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
@(instructor.InstructorName)

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Scrotal Ultrasound Training Video (DVD & Online Video)

Scrotal Ultrasound training video

Scrotal Ultrasound Training Video (DVD & Online Video)

Scrotal Ultrasound Training Video (DVD & Online Video.) is designed to review scrotal anatomy/physiology, scan techniques, normal ultrasound characteristics and commonly seen pathology. Scrotal Ultrasound Training Video is approved for a maximum of: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Topics:

  1. Scrotal anatomy/physiology
  2. Normal Ultrasound characteristics
  3. Scrotal Pathology: Masses (benign & malignant); hernia
  4. Epididymal pathology: mass, cysts, epididymitis, torsion, epididymo-orchitis
  5. Trauma

Objectives:

  1. Identify the normal scrotal anatomy
  2. Outline routine protocols for evaluating the scrotum
  3. Recognize ultrasound characteristics associated with commonly seen scrotal pathology

Target Audience:

Sonographers, physicians, and other medical professionals involved with the diagnosis and treatment of scrotal pathology. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to): Urology, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Primary Care and Internal Medicine.

Faculty:

Salvatore LaRusso, M.Ed, RDMS, FAIUM, RT(R)

To learn about Scrotal Ultrasound training video head over to: www.gcus.com. Search:  OV-ASC2 & VL-ASC2 or Call 727.363.4500.