Paediatric ultrasound as a subspecialty requires years of practice because of the need to detail minute anatomical variations on moving targets in order to rule out high risk diagnoses in a precious population!
Fortunately, most clinicians working with children are interested in using ultrasound for specific basic purposes (fast-tracking, diagnostic streaming, or procedural support). This course will teach the principles of POCUS in the paediatric population and outline areas where POCUS assessments can help with procedures or guide bedside diagnostic evaluation, as well as helping the clinician to recognise where a more detailed evaluation is necessary.
- Introduction to Physics and machine optimisation
- Needle Guidance techniques
- Introduction to Lung ultrasound
- Basic soft tissue
- Extended Focused Assessment in Trauma (E-FAST)
- Basic Cardiac in life Support (BELS)
- Paediatric Gastrointestinal tract - pyloric stenosis, intussusception, constipation
- Renal tract ultrasound
- Introduction to the Rapid Ultrasound in Shock Protocol.
On completion of the course the following topics will be covered:
- Identify the parameters for the safe application of ultrasound and its limitations in medical diagnosis;
- Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimization while performing ultrasound
- Practice "hands on" ultrasound scanning skills required to maximise diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions
- Recognise normal sonographic appearances to answer common clinical questions.
- Acquire images obtained on normal adult volunteers and children
- Correlate ultrasound skills with clinical reasoning to make appropriate management decisions • Identify the limitations of ultrasound
- Identify when to on-refer patients for formal scanning.
ACEM | This course accredited for 38 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies for AAA, E-FAST, BELS, Vascular Access, Lung, Pleural Effusion, Hepatobiliary, Renal Tract, Assessment in Undifferentiated Shock/Rapid Ultrasound in Shock (RUSH protocol).
ACRRM | Approved for 30 PDP points; 30 points PRPD; 30 pts MOPS Radiology; 30 pts MOPS Emergency Medicine
Eligible for Rural Procedural Grants Funding – 4 days under all components (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery)
Rural Procedural Grants Program | GPs can receive $2000 per day for a maximum of 10 days of training per financial year, GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year. Access: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANZCA | Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may claim this this course under the Knowledge and skills activity Short format learning at 2 credits per hour
CICM | Lectures – Category 2A, points per hour 1;
Demonstrations – Category 2B, points per hour 2;
Skills – Category 3B, points per hour 3
RACGP | Activity Number: 103635, 40 Category 1 points. Specific Requirement Eligibility – Diagnostic radiology
Grant Approved Training | 4 days under Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery. Forward your certificate of attendance and program of the activity (including session times and content) and claim form to email@example.com.