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Point of Care Ultrasound: Introduction

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Point of Care Ultrasound: Introduction

Time: March 27, 2012 to March 29, 2012
Location: Advanced Health Education Cente
Street: 8502 Tybor Drive
City/Town: Houston, Texas (TX) 77074
Website or Map: http://aheconline.com/
Phone: (800) 239-1361
Event Type: radiology
Organized By: Advanced Health Education Center
Latest Activity: Jan 18, 2012

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Point of Care Ultrasound: Introduction
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - Thursday, March 29, 2012
Advanced Health Education Center
Houston, Texas (TX), United States
Provided by Advanced Health Education Center

CME Provider:
Advanced Health Education Center
8502 Tybor Drive
Houston, Texas (TX) 77074
United States

Toll Free: (800) 239-1361
Phone: (713) 772-0157
Fax: (713) 772-0155

Conference Center:
Advanced Health Education Center
8502 Tybor Drive
Houston, Texas (TX) 77074
United States
Phone: (800) 239-1361

Description:
Appropriate use of ultrasound at the point of care can decrease medical errors, provide more efficient real-time diagnosis and supplement or replace more advanced imaging in appropriate situations. Ultrasound, when used at the point of care, facilitates collaboration and efficient care by yielding immediate findings that can lead to high value referrals. In cases when advanced diagnostic imaging is medically warranted this allows better targeting of diagnostic studies. Ultrasound should be employed for procedural guidance. Expansion of ultrasound to include the echo applications has been the fastest growing application. Ultrasound enables immediate diagnosis and accelerates treatment sometimes sparing the patient the cost of a more expensive procedure.

In healthcare we are advocating for Value-based health care where the key goal is to improve patient outcomes per dollar spent. Through more than a half century of use to aid diagnosis and guide procedures, ultrasound has demonstrated in both studies and clinical practice that it can—and does—deliver proven value when available for use at the point of care. It is the most safe and cost-effective technology available for diagnosis. Having the skills to perform focused evaluations of the abdomen, chest, first trimester pregnancy and heart are necessary for today’s physicians. Participants in this course will benefit from “hands on scan labs” where scanning live models or phantoms to simulate pathology will develop your diagnostic skills.

Target Audience
Emergency Medicine Physicians, Trauma Surgeons, Critical Care Physicians, Intensivists, Internal Medicine and Family Practice Physicians, Nurses, and first responders who will be performing and interpreting point of care ultrasound examinations.

CME Credits
“The Advanced Health Education Center, Ltd. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
“The Advanced Health Education Center, Ltd. designates this educational activity for a maximum of 24 hours AMA PRA Category I™. Physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

Course Director
Samuel Morale MD.

Faculty
Thomas Whelan, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Dates/Locations (All held in Houston, TX)
Hours 8-5

Class size is limited to maximize personal instruction between instructor and student. All instruction is instructor directed. Fee $1,485 Fee includes learning materials, lecture, and scanning laboratory. Students are responsible for their textbooks, housing, and transportation.

Self Assessment Module (SAM): No

Instructors:
Thomas Whelan, IIIRT(R),RDMS,RDCS,RVT,FASE


Specialty Audience:
Radiology

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