Course Information

The Emergency Ultrasound Course offers five different courses, all of which can be imported to your hospital.

The Introductory Course (16 hours of CME)

traumaThe 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 plenty of faculty coverage to ensure a significant hands on experience for each participant.

The vast majority of introductory courses are taught as import courses where we bring the faculty and machines to your location to teach your entire staff. Importing the course to your location is a tremendous strategy for a group that is seriously thinking about using ultrasound in their ED. Learning together provides a collective synergy that is lost when everyone's education is piecemeal.

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The Advanced Ultrasound Course (8 hours of CME)

traumaThe Advanced Ultrasound Course is designed for students to learn more advanced techniques for the use of ultrasound at the bedside. Students are expected to have a good working knowledge of ultrasound prior to this course. We will cover topics from advanced cardiac ultrasound to pulmonary applications. This course also has extensive hands on training following lectures.

 

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The Vascular Access Ultrasound Course (6 hours of CME)

AccessThe Vascular Access Course is designed for anyone involved in vascular access. This course will teach you how to use ultrasound to improve your success rates and improve patient care when placing lines, both central and peripheral. We cover the basics of ultrasound and line placement with ultrasound and then spend a great deal of time in lab practicing placing lines in multiple different types of phantoms. Models are also use to practice identifying the anatomy and landmarks.

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The Trauma Ultrasound Course (8 hours of CME)

TraumaDue 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 Introductory course, but some material has been removed and there is only a single day of lecture and hands on lab experience. As with other import courses we will supply the course notebook, faculty travel and lodging and CME certificates (10 hours). Your group will need to supply a lecture site and training lab site, screen, and lab models. Cost of the course is as follows:

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Critical Care Ultrasound Course (15.25 hours of CME)

CarotidThis two day course focuses primarily on ultrasound applications in the critically ill patient. This course contains some content similar to that found in the Introductory Course, but more focused for the ICU and emergency medicine physician. We cover basic topics initially then move through cardiac, vascular access, abdominal pathology and critical care ultrasound. Like all of our courses this two day course can be tailored for your group to cover just the topics you are interested in learning. This course is approved for 15.25 hours of Category I CME.

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Clinical Echocardiography Course (CME Pending)

traumaThe Clinical Echocardiography Course is a one day course  that covers all the primary applications of emergency echocardiogrphy. The course is arranged so lectures are given in the morning with concentrated hands on lab experience in the afternoon. The lab uses live models for a realistic training experience and we provide faculty coverage to ensure a significant hands on experience for each participant.

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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course (8.50 hours of CME)

TraumaThe Introduction to MSK ultrasound course is geared for practicing Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians, Internists or other physicians, PAs or NPs who care for patients with MSK complaints. It is an introductory level course to explain how ultrasound may be used in evaluating and diagnosing joint, muscle, bone and ligamentous abnormalities. We will introduce to the attendee how to evaluate and diagnose common pathologies that present acutely. In addition, we will discuss basic ultrasound guided procedures, including joint injections and aspirations as well as common injections for tendinopathies.

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The Ultrasound Pathology Course (9hrs CME)

The Ultrasound Pathology Course is designed for physicians and midlevel providers who work in the Emergency Department, ICU and acute care settings who have at least basic experience with point of care ultrasound. The purpose of the course is to help physicians and mid level providers recognize common pathologic conditions including: AAA, hydronephrosis, cholelithiasis, intraperitoneal free fluid and pleural effusions. A large part of the course will be dedicated to abnormal cardiac findings including poor and moderately reduced LVEF, RV failure, and common valvular abnormalities. Patient models with each of these pathologic conditions will serve as models for the course and participants will have the opportunity to scan these patients first hand with the help of our expert physicians and sonographers. 

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Pediatric Ultrasound Course (14.25 hours CME)

The Pediatric Ultrasound Course is a two day introductory course that covers all the primary applications of pediatric/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 Pediatric Course also includes the Vascular Access course, so you will get both courses for the price of one!  

Upon completion of the Pediatric Ultrasound Course, participants will be able to :

1) Demonstrate the ability to properly operate and ultrasound machine and make adjustments to obtain adequate image quality.

2) Acquire ultrasound images for needed for the evaluation of Appendicitis, Intussusception, and Pyloric Stenosis. 

3) Acquire ultrasound images used to determine injuries in the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma exam.  

4) Use ultrasound to facilitate the intravascular placement of catheters.  

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