Course Details

Location: San Diego, California

Dates: May 4-5, 2018

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

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The 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 San Diego Gaslamp Quarter which is ideally located in the heart of downtown San Diego's historic and vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. The Gaslamp Quarter offers the very best of San Diego shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural activities.  We have secured sleeping rooms at a discounted rate of $239/night for participants of 3rd Rock Ultrasound. The hotel will offer complimentary internet access in the lobby as well as guest room. To reserve a room at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter you can call 800-WESTIN-1 or click on the following link https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/3RockUltrasound  Please note that the last day to make your sleeping room reservation under the reduced rate is April 3, 2018.  

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