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CME : 40.00

Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (POCUS) - 5 Day Course by AIU (Jan 14 - 18, 2019)

Jan 14 - 18, 2019   |   Gold coast, Queensland  Australia
Specialties : Emergency Medicine   |   Radiology
Conference Brochure

Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (POCUS) - 5 Day Course is organized by Australian Institute of Ultrasound (AIU) and will be held from Jan 14 - 18, 2019 at Australian Institute of Ultrasound, Gold coast, Queensland, Australia. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 40 Category 1 points.

This course is designed to take your clinical ultrasound practice to the next level extending your knowledge and skills through interactive case discussion and small group practical activities; it is relevant to those physicians who want to expand their ultrasound skills. It is assumed that you have rudimental experience in E-FAST, Cardiac and AAA scanning techniques and feel comfortable with basic image optimisation. This course exposes you to the Rapid Ultrasound in Shock Protocol (RUSH) which allows you to assess patients using a multimodality approach whilst managing severely ill patients. By the end of the third day you will feel comfortable to perform and interpret a simple RUSH examination. However, the unconscious patient may entail more than a simple RUSH protocol. Sometimes it is not enough to know the cause of the shock – sometimes you need to do something about it. Is there a fractured femur, requiring a femoral nerve block? Is cholecystitis the cause of this sepsis? Does your delirious patient have a dislocated shoulder requiring reduction? Does your unconscious patient with facial injury have a pupillary response - or raised intracerebral pressure? Attending to this course you will be able to risk stratify these problems far more quickly and safely than conventional investigation. You will go to the ‘outer edges’ of the RUSH protocol. We will revise and optimise your gallbladder scanning. We will also look at rapid identification of fractures and dislocations, identification of nerves.

Course Content:
• Review of Physics principles
• Rapid Ultrasound in Shock Protocol (EFAST,AAA,DVT,BELS,IVC)
• Lung
• Right upper quadrant pain (For 2018 courses only Biliary is available)
• Basic Soft Tissue
• Vascular Access
• Peripheral Nerve Block
• Ocular
• Foreign Body Removal

Course Objectives:
On completion of the course the following topics will be covered:
• Identify the parameters of safe application of ultrasound in medical diagnosis
• Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimisation while performing ultrasound
• Practice "hands on" ultrasound scanning skills required to maximise diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions
• Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures required to answer common clinical questions
• Perform E-FAST, AAA, biliary tract, BELS, vascular access, proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT), basic soft tissue, and lungs ultrasound techniques
• Use the Rush protocol in the clinical field
• Recognise the variants and abnormalities from presentations & case-based learning.
• Incorporate the ultrasound skills with the clinical situation to make appropriate management decisions
• Describe the limitations of ultrasound
• List when to on-refer patients for formal scanning.


Registration Desk

Contact No. : +61 7 552 66655
04029 123 77

Conference Fee Details

Conference Fee : USD $3950.00
Early Fee : NA
Early Fee Last date : NA

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Venue Address

Australian Institute of Ultrasound
2 Miami Key, Broadbeach Waters
Gold coast, Queensland, Australia

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