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Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound

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Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound

Time: September 11, 2018 at 7:30am to September 12, 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

Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform the core critical care ultrasound applications as outlined in the WINFOCUS and ACEP practice guidelines. This 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 Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals.


  • Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
  • Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals
  • FAST & EFAST Exam
  • Focused 2D Cardiac Exam (FATE)
  • Biliary & Renal Colic
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Evaluation of DVT
  • Evaluation of Cardiac Arrest, Shock & Hypotension
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures: Pericardiocentesis, Paracentesis, Hemothorax, Lumbar Puncture, ET
  • Interactive Case Studies
  • Training and Credentialing



  • Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Critical Care 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).
  • Demonstrate image orientation, transducer placement, and scan protocols for performing ultrasound evaluation of pneumothorax.
  • Demonstrate scan protocols for focused evaluation of the abdomen, aorta, and adult heart, and lower extremity DVT.
  • Demonstrate image orientation, transducer preparation, and scan protocols for performing ultrasound guided vascular access.
  • Differentiate normal/abnormal image characteristics of the abdomen and adult heart.
  • State an algorithm for assessing causes of shock and hypotension using bedside ultrasound.
  • Demonstrate protocols for performing thoracentesis, pericardiocentesis, paracentesis, and lumbar puncture.
  • Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria into clinical practice.

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