The Emergency Ultrasound Course offers five different courses, all of which can be imported to your hospital.
The Introductory Course (Up to 59 hours of CME)
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 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.
The Advanced Ultrasound Course (Up to 55 hours of CME)
The 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.
The Vascular Access Ultrasound Course (Up to 41 hours of CME)
The 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.
The Trauma Ultrasound Course (Up to 55 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 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:
Critical Care Ultrasound Course (Up to 57 hours of CME)
This 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 14.5 hours of Category I CME.
Clinical Echocardiography Course (CME Pending)
The Clinical Echocardiography Course is a one day course held immediately after our Critical Care Ultrasound Course in Las Vegas this May 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.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course (CME pending)
The 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.