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Emergency Medicine (Basic)

Course highlights

  • Ultrasound physics essentials
  • Ultrasound machine orientation
  • Transducer manipulation techniques
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) – normal anatomy and significant abnormality
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) practical examination
  • Lung ultrasound in the breathless patient
  • Focused Echocardiography in Life Support (FELS) – cardiac arrest scenarios
  • Extended Focused Abdominal Scan for Trauma (eFAST) – normal anatomy, required views and significant pathology
  • Procedural Guidance – ultrasound guided needling techniques with examples of vascular access, nerve block, aspirations and drain insertion

$4,550.00$4,900.00

Course Dates
  • Select Start Date
  • 17 Jun 2024 $4,900.00
  • 08 Jul 2024 $4,900.00
  • 05 Aug 2024 $4,900.00
  • 09 Sep 2024 $4,900.00
  • 30 Sep 2024 $4,900.00
  • 21 Oct 2024 $4,900.00
  • 18 Nov 2024 $4,900.00
  • 09 Dec 2024 $4,900.00

Description

This five-day introduction to Ultrasound in Emergency (PoCUS) course is designed to meet ACEM requirements for fellowship, EMC, and EMD training, including a basic lung ultrasound module.

This course takes complete novices right through the basics of machine orientation, probe manipulation, normal anatomy and simple protocols – to recognition of the more common life-threatening pathologies and the decisions that can be made from this new information.

With our faculty of Emergency Physicians and Sonographers, we will ensure good technique obtains great images for excellent decision making at the bedside.

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 ultrasound in emergency 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 real patient models 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 five tools to model multi-system scanning, with the aim of improving patient care.

Prerequisites

The prior ultrasound experience assumed for this course is highlighted below.

None/Minimal Don’t use ultrasound
Limited Use ultrasound weekly/monthly
Moderate/Experienced Use ultrasound daily/weekly

Accreditation

ASUM

CCPU units included in the course:

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

Approved for Educational Activities 37.75 hours.

ACRRM

This course is approved for 40.75 total activity hours. PDP units: 21.75 Performance Review, 13.5 Educational Activity. MOPS points: 6, 30. Grant eligibility: Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery.

RACGP

CPD Approved Activity under RACGP 2023-25 CPD program. Approved for Educational Activities 8.5 hours, Reviewing Performance 27 hours, specific requirements diagnostic radiology, 5 days Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery and 3 days Emergency Medicine training grants. Provider Number 214288, Activity ID 664671.

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HOURS
Theoretical 10.5
Practical 21.75
Total 32.25
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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.