Course Details

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Dates: November 10-11, 2017

Course Type: The Introductory Course (16 hours of CME) - EUC

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vascular_accesThe Emergency Ultrasound Course is a two day introductory course that covers all the primary applications of emergency ultrasound. The course is arranged so lectures are given in the morning with concentrated hands on lab experience in the afternoon both days. The lab uses live models for a realistic training experience and we provide adequate faculty coverage to ensure a significant hands on experience for each participant.


The Introductory Course also includes the Vascular Access course, so you will get both courses for the price of one! Click here to see a sample agenda for this course.

  • Course covers all the primary emergency ultrasound applications
  • 2 Days of hands on labs with live models and phantoms
  • Discounted access to a full set of online learning tools
  • On-line image review available for course particpants
  • Nationally recognized faculty
  • 16 hours of Category I CME 

The course will be located at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa.  We have secured sleeping rooms at a discounted rate of $149/night for participants of 3rd Rock Ultrasound.  To reserve a room at The Westin you can call 702-836-5900  and mention you are with 3rd Rock Ultrasound or you can visit the following website to make your reservation https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1607089569&key=100271D2 Please note that the last day to make your sleeping room reservation under the reduced rate is October 2, 2017.  

Introductory Ultrasound Course Sample Agenda
Day 1
0730-0800 Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound
Where we have been and where we are going
0800-0845 Physics and Fundamentals
A concise and simplified explanation of ultrasound physics.
0845-0900 Break
0900-0945 Instrumentation
How do I turn on the machine? Which probe do I use? How do I prepare the patient? What am I looking at?
0945-1000 Break
1000-1045 Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
An overview of how to use ultrasound to help guide central venous access and peripheral venous access. Multiple Phantoms are used in lab to help students get real time practice.
1045-1145 Trauma Ultrasound
What is "FAST"? This lecture provides an introduction to the most helpful diagnostic tool in the trauma suite.
1145-1245 Lunch
1245-1445 Abdominal & Retroperitoneal Ultrasound
These lectures cover the anatomy of abdominal and retroperitoneal structures including, abdominal vasculature, gallbladder, spleen, liver and kidney. We also review the important pathology you will need to be able to recognize by ultrasound.
1500-1800 Training Lab
Day 2
0745-0900 Introduction to Cardiac Ultrasound
The best diagnostic tool for the patient in shock or cardiac arrest. The ONLY study to find a pericardial effusion.
0900-0915 Break
0915-1115 OB/GYN Ultrasound
A comprehensive introduction to the often confusing orientation of transvaginal sonography. These lectures also explore the most common use of ultrasound by the EM physician. Do not get caught trying to rely on your physical exam to rule out ectopic pregnancy. The only reliable tests for the evaluation of first-trimester pregnancy are the quantitative HCG and an ultrasound. This lecture is followed by a series of case studies.
1115-1230 Lunch
1230-1330 DVT Evaluation-
You will learn the techniques you can use to quickly evaluate patients for DVT using a limited study
1330-1630 Training Lab