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Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound - Virtual Conference

CME : 8
Start Date :  Feb 16 - 2021 End Date :  Feb 17 - 2021

Organized by :   Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute (GCUS) Inc.

Specialities :   Critical Care Medicine

Conference Summary

Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound - Virtual Conference is organized by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute (GCUS) Inc. and will be held from Feb 16 - 17, 2021.

CME Accreditation
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Description
Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound Virtual Conference provides participants a strong foundation to perform the core critical care ultrasound applications as outlined in the ACEP and WINFOCUS ultrasound practice guidelines. These courses are taught by leading critical care/emergency medicine ultrasound experts that incorporate comprehensive lectures, interactive case presentations, system optimization, and needle guidance sessions. The structure of the course is a combination of live lectures and interactive case studies to enable the learner to immediately begin integrating the skills learned into clinical practice.

For the most comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound education, combine the Introductory level course with the Advanced Emergency/Critical Care Ultrasound program to augment scanning skills and expand diagnostic/interventional services, improve patient safety and satisfaction.

Topics:
• Imaging Fundamentals
• Fundamentals of Needle Guidance
• Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
• Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals
• FAST & E-FAST Exam
• Focused 2D Cardiac Exam (F.A.T.E.)
• Biliary & Renal Colic
• AAA & Case Studies
• Evaluation of DVT
• Evaluation of Cardiac Arrest, Shock & Hypotension
• Ultrasound Guided Procedures: Pericardiocentesis, Paracentesis, Hemothorax, Lumbar Puncture, ET
• Interactive Case Studies

Objectives Topics
• Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency ultrasound examinations.
• State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization for system controls.
• Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (E-FAST exam) and pneumothorax.
• Demonstrate scan protocols for focused evaluation of the abdomen, aorta, and adult heart.
• State an algorithm for uses of bedside ultrasound during cardiac arrest, shock, and hypotension
• Demonstrate image orientation, transducer preparation, and scan protocols for performing use of ultrasound guidance for vascular access, pericardiocentesis, paracentesis, hemothorax, lumbar puncture, and ET placement.
• Demonstrate protocol for focused evaluation of DVT.
• Differentiate normal/abnormal image characteristics of the abdomen, and adult heart.
• Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria into clinical practice

Topic
✔Patient safety
  Patient safety
Credit Info

  • CME : 8
Target Audience

This critical care ultrasound course is intended for any medical professional involved with performing ultrasound examinations in an emergency setting. Participants may include, but are not limited to: critical care/ emergency medicine physicians, surgeons, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, sonographers, internal medicine physicians, and any other point of care medical professionals.

Peers Info
Number of Health Care Professionals Registered: 1 Number
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