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Advanced Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound

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Advanced Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound

Time: September 13, 2018 at 7:30am to September 14, 2018 at 5pm
Location: Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Street: 111 2nd Ave. NE, Suite 800
City/Town: St. Petersburg
Website or Map: https://www.gcus.com/
Phone: 7273634500
Event Type: live, cme, seminar
Organized By: Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc
Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2017

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Event Description

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Advanced Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound course is designed to build on the knowledge base of experienced emergency ultrasound professionals. This emergency/critical-care 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. This course includes a pre-course webinar entitled Focused Cardiac Ultrasound.


  • 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 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)



  • Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency and Critical Care ultrasound examinations.
  • Identify Sonographic Characteristics Associated With Abdominal Sepsis Involving The Hepatobiliary, Renal, And GI Systems.
  • Outline indications and applications of color Doppler in the emergency and critical care setting.
  • Perform ultrasound evaluation of the lung, ocular, soft-tissue, musculoskeletal, and bony cortices in the emergency department. (Optional EM track)
  • Demonstrate the use of ultrasound guidance for peripheral vascular access.
  • State principles of spectral and cardiac Doppler fundamentals and apply quantitative methods to evaluate acute valvular abnormalities (Optional critical care track).
  • Recognize the sonographic appearance of individual nerves and list the advantages provided when ultrasound is used for performing regional nerve blocks. (Optional EM track)
  • Evaluate fluid responsiveness in the critically ill patient.
  • Perform testicular ultrasound and recognize acute abnormalities. (Optional EM track)
  • Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

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