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The Introductory Emergency Ultrasound Course

Dallas, Texas

November 10-11, 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 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 course will be located at the Westin Galleria Dallas which is ideally located in the heart of Dallas and experience all the beauty and culture "The Big D" and Metroplex have to offer, from scenic parks and historic museums to outstanding world-class restaurants and sublime designer shopping. Shopping aficionados will revel in the opulent and endless Galleria Dallas, directly accessible from the hotel lobby. Major names include Guci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Nordstrom and the American Girl Boutique and Bistro. Stay at The Westin Galleria Dallas and take advantage of true Southwestern hospitality in this extraordinary Texas destination.  We have secured sleeping rooms at a discounted rate of $199/night for participants of 3rd Rock Ultrasound. The hotel will offer complimentary internet access in the lobby, guest rooms as well as the meeting space. To reserve a room at the Westin Galleria Dallas you can call 800-WESTIN-1 or click on the following link https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/3rdRockUltrasoundEvent. Please note that the last day to make your sleeping room reservation under the reduced rate is October 1, 2018.  

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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