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Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (Basic)

Course highlights

  • Lung ultrasound in the breathless patient
  • FELS, cardiac arrest scenarios
  • eFAST normal anatomy, required views and significant pathology
  • Procedural Guidance: cannulations, Femoral nerve blocks and aspirations

$3,950.00

Course Dates
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  • 22 Nov 2022 $3,950.00Not available
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  • 07 Feb 2023 $3,950.00
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  • 21 Nov 2023 $3,950.00
  • 12 Dec 2023 $3,950.00

Description

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) now supports all trainees to understand and perform a range of simple bedside ultrasound scans. This four-day introductory PoCUS course begins with lung and finishes with a day to expand your procedural guidance repertoire.

We revise simple protocols to identify free fluid in the abdomen, pleural and pericardial spaces, major heart and common lung pathologies. Day 4 is a detailed examination of needling techniques, safety, and hygiene. We drill you in out-of-plane, in-plane and oblique techniques, so that you can match your approach to each patient’s needs, whether peripheral or central cannulation, nerve blocks or aspirations.

We recommend this course for those wishing to revise or improve their skills in critical illness ultrasound.

Who should attend?

  • Emergency Physician
  • Geriatrician
  • Junior House Officer
  • Nurse
  • Paediatrician
  • Paramedic
  • Retrieval Medicine Physician
  • Rural Generalist
  • Senior House Officer

Objectives

The objectives of this emergency PoCUS ultrasound course are:

  • Define the indications and views needed for each protocol;
  • Recognise and obtain good quality images for each protocol on asymptomatic volunteers with a variety of body habitus;
  • Understand the implementation of each protocol using case-based quizzes;
  • Recognise pathology within the context of a clinical scenario;
  • Discuss clinical decision making in the light of the information obtained;
  • Discuss the merits of in-plane and out-of-plane techniques for specific situations;
  • Explain the required hygiene measures for each procedure;
  • Apply a range of techniques to facilitate procedures;
  • Synthesise three tools to model multi-system scanning, with the aim of improving patient care.

Accreditation

ASUM

CCPU units included in the course:

  • Lung
  • Focused Echocardiography in Life Support (FELS)
  • Extended Focused Abdominal Scan for Trauma (eFAST)
  • Vascular Access (6.5 myASUM CPD points)
ACEM

Course 014 is approved for 30.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies.

ACRRM

This course is approved for 28 total activity hours. PDP units: 19 Performance Review, 9 Educational Activity. MOPS points: 6, 30. Grant eligibility: Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery.

RACGP

CPD Accredited Activity 40 points under RACGP 2020-22 CPD program. Approved for specific requirements diagnostic radiology, 4 days Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery and 3 days Emergency Medicine training grants. RACGP Provider Number 214288, Activity ID 238168.

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HOURS
Theoretical 10
Practical 16.5
Total 26.5
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VENUE

Australian Institute of Ultrasound
2 Miami Key
Broadbeach Waters
QLD 4218

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CATERING

Morning tea, a light lunch and refreshments are provided each day.