AAEM 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly
AAEM 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly

American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM)

22nd Annual Scientific Assembly

Ultrasound –– Beginner

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
8:00am-3:45pm

 

Course Description

This year’s AAEM pre-conference ultrasound course has been fully updated with participants’ wishes to design the ultimate ultrasound course. Each year after reviewing participant comments we construct a new course to address their needs. This year we will be offering a new introductory course for beginners and adding on modules for the seasoned ultra sonographers. Each course is described below.

Participants wanted more imaging of the heart and central line placement. Didactic lectures will provide state of the art audiovisual presentation by a veteran faculty, followed by small groups of a maximum four participants / one instructor allowing each individual participant ample time with their hand on the probe.

 

Course Fee

  • Beginner Ultrasound - only
    • $525 AAEM member
    • $675 Non-member
       
  • Beginner AND Advanced Ultrasound
    • $525 AAEM member
    • $675 Non-member

 

Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Learning Objectives

Echo and Aorta

  1. Understand the surface landmarks for appropriate transducer positioning to perform sonographic examinations of the thoracic and abdominal aorta.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify and visualize landmarks for the aorta in the transverse and longitudinal scanning planes.
  3. Understand the sonographic findings and pitfalls for identifying pathology including aortic aneurysm.
  4. Understand the utility of motion modality (M-mode) and demonstrate its use.
  5. Demonstrate the surface landmarks and transducer position necessary to perform an echocardiogram in the emergency department.
  6. Acquire and interpret sonographic images of heart (subcostal, parasternal long, parasternal short and apical windows).
  7. Identify pathologic conditions such as pericardial effusion, gross wall motion abnormalities and cardiac tamponade.

eFAST

  1. Understand the surface landmarks for appropriate transducer positioning to perform the Extended Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma (eFAST) examination.
  2. Understand the sonographic landmarks and anatomical relationships of the heart, liver, spleen and bladder as they relate to the FAST examination.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify and visualize the areas of potential intra-abdominal and thoracic spaces for free fluid to collect or pneumothorax.
  4. Understand the sonographic findings and pitfalls for identifying life-threatening trauma conditions such as cardiac tamponade, hemo/pneumothorax and intra-abdominal hemorrhage.

Vascular Access

  1. Understand the sonographic landmarks and anatomical relationships as they relate to the vasculature of the neck, upper extremity and groin.
  2. Acquire and interpret sonographic images of the internal jugular, femoral, basilic, brachial and axillary veins in live patient models.
  3. Demonstrate ultrasound guided cannulation on vascular simulator.

 

Course Schedule

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

  8:00-8:15am

Welcome

  8:15-9:00am 

Image Acquisition and Instrumentation

  9:00-9:45am

Trauma
Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma (eFAST) Examination 

  9:45-10:30am

Echo in the ED

  10:30-10:45am

Break

  10:45-11:30am          

Aorta

  11:30-12:15am

Vascular Access - Central and Peripheral Lines

  12:15am-1:00pm

Lunch (included)

  1:00-3:30pm

Hands-on sessions

  3:30pm-3:45pm

Wrap Up & Adjourn

 

Course Director

Michael J. Lambert, MD RDMS FAAEM
Fellowship Director Emergency Ultrasound, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL

 

Faculty

TBD

 

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