The Trauma Ultrasound Course (8 hours of CME)

Due to participant requests over the last few years we have developed a one day course that focuses primarily on ultrasound applications in trauma patients. This course follows a similar format to the 2 day course but some material has been removed and there is only a single day of hands on lab experience. As with other import courses we will supply the course notebook, faculty travel and lodging and CME certificates. The Trauma Ultrasound Course is awarded 8 hours of AMA PRA Category 1TMCME for the time spent in the classroom and training lab session. 

Content of the course is as follows:

 

Trauma 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, gall bladder, spleen, liver and kidney. We also review the important pathology you will need to be able to recognize by ultrasound.
1445-1500 Break
1500-1600 Program Development
We will review the steps needed to get a mature ultrasound program into your facility. This includes discussions on the politics of ultrasound, credentialling, maintenance, and QA systems.
1600-1900 Training Lab