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Home  >  Board Review Courses  >  Ultrasound in Rural Medicine - 5 Day Course (May, 2020)
CPD Hours : 39.5 | Credit : 40

Ultrasound in Rural Medicine - 5 Day Course (May, 2020)

May 25 - 29, 2020   |   Gold coast, Queensland  Australia
Specialties : Radiology   |   Rural Medicine
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Ultrasound in Rural Medicine - 5 Day Course is organized by Australian Institute of Ultrasound (AIU) and will be held from May 25 - 29, 2020 at Australian Institute of Ultrasound, Gold coast, Queensland, Australia.

| CCPU units included in the course:
• Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
• Extended Focussed Abdominal Scan for Trauma (E-FAST)
• BELS (Basic Echocardiography in Life Support)
• Vascular Access
• Biliary
• Hydronephrosis & Renal Calculi
• Basic Early Pregnancy (1st trimester)
• Advanced Early Pregnancy
• Monitoring the Foetus

This course accredited for 39.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours

Approved for 30 PDP points; 30 points PRPD; 30 pts MOPS Radiology; 30 pts MOPS Emergency Medicine Eligible for Rural Procedural Grants Funding – 5 days under all components (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery)

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

RACGP | Activity Number: 143137, 40 Category 1 points. Specific Requirement Eligibility – Diagnostic radiologyGrant Approved Training – 5 days under Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery

Resource limitation is not constrained to the third world. Austere environments occur in retrieval medicine, rural medicine, or after hours in regional hospitals. Informed use of point of care ultrasound can risk stratify many difficult decisions. Could this be an ectopic? Is this heart failure or COPD? Renal colic, cholecystitis or an aneurysm? Pneumothorax? Should I fluid load or diurese? Can I safely insert an intercostal catheter? How should I transport this patient? Previously the purview of radiology, all these questions can be answered at the bedside, or the roadside – with nothing more than a hand held ultrasound.

This five day course provides a basic introduction to problem solving for these low risk-high stakes questions. This course targets important branch points in management decisions rather than a deep dive into any one system. Take these tools home, practise in your own environment, then work with us toward credentialing in those protocols that will have the highest yield in your job.

Conference Objectives are : 
On completion of the course the following topics will be covered:
• 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, DVT, E-FAST, BELS, Biliary, Hydronephrosis and • Renal Calculi and Vascular Access ultrasound techniques
• Acquire images obtained on normal adult volunteers & phantoms
• Differentiate normal from abnormal proximal lower limb vein (thrombosis)
• Interpret images from normal adult volunteers
• Recognise the variants and abnormalities from presentations and case-based learning.
• Document the ultrasound findings
• Equip the learner with the foundation skills to begin to incorporate the ultrasound skills with the clinical situation to make appropriate management decisions

Course Content: 
• Basic Physics principles
• Abdominal aortic Aneurysm
• EFAST protocol
• Biliary
• Renal hydronephrosis and calculi
• Basic Echo in Life support (BELS)
• Basic early pregnancy
• Basic Monitoring the fetus
• Vascular access

Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.

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

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Venue Address

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

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