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The Introductory Emergency Ultrasound Course

Columbia, South Carolina

October 19-20, 2018

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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 course will be located at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center which is located at 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201. There are several hotels close to the convention center however, the two that are just steps outside the door are The Hampton Inn (http://www.hamptoninncolumbia.com or 803-231-2000) and The Hilton Columbia Center (http://www.hiltoncolumbia.com or 803-744-2800).  We have a block of rooms at a rate of $169 at the Hampton Inn next to the Convention Center. You can make your reservation at this hotel by using the following link. https://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/C/CAEDTHX-EUC-20181019/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

The Introductory Course also includes the Vascular Access course, so you will get both courses for the price of one!

  • 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 Introductory Emergency Ultrasound Course

Sample Agenda

Day 1

    Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound
        - Where we have been and where we are going

    Physics and Fundamentals
      - A concise and simplified explanation of ultrasound physics.


      - How do I turn on the machine? Which probe do I use? How do I prepare the patient? What am I looking at?


    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.

    Trauma Ultrasound
      - What is "FAST"? This lecture provides an introduction to the most helpful diagnostic tool in the trauma suite.


    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.

    Training Lab

Day 2

    Introduction to Cardiac Ultrasound
      - The best diagnostic tool for the patient in shock or cardiac arrest. The ONLY study to find a pericardial effusion.


    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.


    DVT Evaluation
      -You will learn the techniques you can use to quickly evaluate patients for DVT using a limited study

    Training Lab



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