Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Course provides participants with a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret the core ultrasound applications in an emergency setting as outlined in the ACEP ultrasound practice guidelines. This unique ultrasound training course incorporates comprehensive lectures, interactive case presentations, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models and inanimate phantoms.
- 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.
- 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 Cardiac Arrest, DVT, Shock & Hypotension