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Credits : 40 | CPD Hour : 23

Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (POCUS) - 3 Day Course (Jan, 2020)

Jan 13 - 15, 2020   |   Gold coast, Queensland  Australia
Specialties : Emergency Medicine   |   Radiology
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Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (POCUS) - 3 Day Course is organized by Australian Institute of Ultrasound (AIU) and will be held from Jan 13 - 15, 2020 at Australian Institute of Ultrasound, Gold coast, Queensland, Australia. 


This course accredited for 23 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies for AAA, E-FAST, BELS (including cardiac arrest) and Guided Peripheral Vascular Access.

Approved for 30 PDP points; 30 points PRPD; 30 pts MOPS Radiology; 30 pts MOPS Emergency Medicine

Eligible for Rural Procedural Grants Funding – 3 days under all components (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery)

Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may claim this course under the Knowledge and skills activity Short format learning at 2 credits per hour

• Lectures - Category 2A, points per hour 1;
• Demonstrations - Category 2B, points per hour 2;
• Skills - Category 3B, points per hour 3

Activity Number: 143175, 40 Category 1 points. Specific Requirement Eligibility - Diagnostic radiology
Grant Approved Training - 3 days under Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery.

Point of Care ultrasound (POCUS) is a real time, non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic tool which involves both theoretical and practical domains. Currently, POCUS is an expected component of the emergency physician skills. However, sometimes, it is hard to attend long courses when you have a busy schedule and specific ultrasound learning needs. This course was designed for those who only need to integrate Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm (AAA), Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access, Extended Focused Abdominal Scan for Trauma (E-FAST) and Basic Echocardiography in Life Support (BELS) into their clinical practice. Each day you will learn how to recognise, acquire and interpret a diagnostic quality scan set, so that you can return home and start safe proctored practice. As you require a well-founded grounding in basic scanning techniques this course emphasises on practical aspects led by expert sonographers and clinicians. A low student to tutor ratio (4:1) ensures reasonable hands-on ultrasound practice on a diverse volunteer population, which increases attendance’s confidence of providing safe and focused bedside ultrasound assessment.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course the attendees should be able to: Identify the parameters of safe application of ultrasound and its limitations 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 AAA, Guided Vascular Access, E-FAST and BELS ultrasound techniques acquire images obtained on normal adult volunteers & phantomsInterpret images from normal adult volunteers recognise the variants and abnormalities from presentations and case-based learning. Document the ultrasound findingsEquip the learner with the foundation skills to begin to incorporate the ultrasound skills with the clinical situation to make appropriate management decisions

Course Content:
• Introduction of physical principles of ultrasound and probe manipulation
• Abdominal aortic Aneurysm
• Vascular Access
• Extended Focused Abdominal Scan for Trauma (E-FAST) protocol
• Basic Echo in Life support (BELS)

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

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

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