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.