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Advanced Emergency Ultrasound Course

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Advanced Emergency Ultrasound Course

Time: April 14, 2011 to April 15, 2011
Location: Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Street: 4615 Gulf Blvd. Ste 205
City/Town: St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Website or Map: http://www.gcus.com/ProgramDe…
Event Type: course
Organized By: Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2010

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Event Description

Program Name: Advanced Emergency Ultrasound Course -- April 2011
Start Date: 04/14/2011
End Date: 04/15/2011
AMA Cat. 1 CME Credits: 16.0
Other CME Credits: 14.5 ACEP
Advanced Registration: $1,315.00
Regular Registration: $1,355.00
Location: Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Address: 4615 Gulf Blvd. Ste 205
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

The Advanced Registration fee is honored if payment is made/postmarked 21 days or more prior to the beginning date of the program.

Course Objectives:
At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:

1. Identify sonographic characteristics associated with hepatobiliary disease, pancreatic pathology, renal disease and fluid localization.
2. Explain the role of ultrasound for extended applications including, but not limited to, pneumothorax, ocular and musculoskeletal procedures in the emergency department.
3. Demonstrate the use of ultrasound guidance for vascular access.
4. Explain imag. techniques & scan planes used in cardiac U/S.
5. Recognize normal cardiac structures & identify ultrasound findings associated with cardiomyopathy, pericardial effusion, cardiogenic shock, dissection & other hypotensive conditions.
6. Discuss imaging techniques, normal and abnormal characteristics associated with lower extremity venous examinations.
7. Explain examination techniques, normal sonographic findings and commonly seen abnormalities associated with testicular ultrasound.
8. Describe scanning techniques used in foreign body localization.
9. Increase knowledge and confidence to perform and/or interpret emergency ultrasound examinations.
10. Apply the information discussed in a clinical setting, under supervised conditions until an acceptable level of proficiency and appropriate hospital credentialing has been achieved.

Course Topics:
• 2D cardiac scan planes and normal anatomy
• HOT TOPIC! Sonography in shock and sepsis
• Cardiac pathology, pericardiocentesis, case studies
• U/S-guided vascular access
• Venous imaging techniques
• Soft tissue infections, musculoskeletal and foreign body localization applications
• Testicular and scrotal U/S
• U/S-guided procedures
• Interactive case studies interpretation session
• Ocular emergencies
• Evaluation for Pneumothorax
• Hands-on sessions

Who Can Attend?

Emergency, trauma, internal medicine and family practice physicians who will be involved with performing and interpreting ultrasound examinations. Advanced sonographers and PAs also welcome. Participants should have a minimum of 3 months scanning experience before attending this program.


Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Emergency U/S Director,
Assoc. Program Director,
Assist. Prof. Univ of South Florida,
Emergency Medicine Residency Program,
Tampa, FL

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine,
Dir. of Emergency Ultrasound
Dept of Emergency Medicine
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

James Mateer, MD, RDMS
Staff Emergency Physician,
Waukesah Memorial Hospital,
Waukesah, WI
Clinical Prof. of U/S Dept. of Emergency,
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Corky Hecht, BA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT (N)
Program Manager,
Senior Clinical Instructor
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.

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