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Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (Basic)

Course highlights

  • AAA normal anatomy and significant abnormality
  • eFAST normal anatomy, required views and significant pathology
  • FELS, cardiac arrest scenarios
  • Lung ultrasound in the breathless patient

$3,950.00

Course Dates
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  • 12 Dec 2022 $3,950.00Not available
  • 09 Jan 2023 $3,950.00
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  • 11 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 encompasses the most important life threatening emergencies.

This course is designed to take complete novices right through the basics of machine familiarisation, probe manipulation, and normal anatomy. We teach simple protocols to identify dangerous aortic aneurysms, free fluid in the abdomen, pericardium and pleural space, major heart and common lung pathologies.

No prior ultrasound knowledge is required. Our tutors will start you with the correct techniques that you will need throughout your scanning career. This course is recommended for those who wish to sit down quietly and optimise their hand-eye coordination in a non-stressful situation.

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:

  • Understand and optimise machine settings for safe implementation of each protocol;
  • Define the indications and views needed for each protocol;
  • Recognise and obtain good quality images for each protocol on (relatively) healthy 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;
  • Synthesise four new tools to model multi-system scanning, with the aim of improving patient care.

Accreditation

ASUM

CCPU units included in the course:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Lung
  • Focused Echocardiography in Life Support (FELS)
  • Extended Focused Abdominal Scan for Trauma (eFAST)
ACEM

Course 003 is approved for 30.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies.

ACRRM

This course is approved for 29 total activity hours. PDP units: 16 Performance Review, 13 Educational Activity. MOPS points: 30, 6. 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 238159.

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HOURS
Theoretical 8.75
Practical 17.75
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.