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 emergency 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.
- 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
- 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.