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Pediatric Ultrasound Course

Dallas, Texas

November 10-11, 2018

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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 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.  

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

  • Demonstrate the ability to properly operate and ultrasound machine and make adjustments to obtain adequate image quality.
  • Acquire ultrasound images for needed for the evaluation of Appendicitis, Intussusception, and Pyloric Stenosis.
  • Acquire ultrasound images used to determine injuries in the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma exam.
  • Use ultrasound to facilitate the intravascular placement of catheters.

Pediatric Ultrasound Course

Sample Agenda

Day 1

    Introduction to Clinical Pediatric 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.

    Pediatric GI Ultrasound: Appendicitis/Intussusception/Pyloric Stenosis
        - These lectures cover the normal anatomy and important pathology with regard to appendicitis, intussusception and pyloric stenosis. We will cover the sonogrpahic approach to performing these specialized scans and will provide a number of illustrative case studies


    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 and assess left ventricular function.


    Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
        - Abscess versus cellulitis. Know (snographically) when to I&D. Fractures, joint effusions (knee and hip) and other musculoskeletal pathology discussed.


    Pulmonary Ultrasound
        - The lungs are to be seen and not heard. A sonographic look at pneumothorax, pleural effusions, pulmonary edema and pneumonia

    Resuscitation and Critical Care Ultrasound
        - Case studies to illustrate the benefit of bedside ultrasound in the work-up and management of your sickest patients. This lecture introduces an essential protocol to evaluate the critically ill paediatric patient.


    Training Lab



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