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24th Annual Scientific Assembly

April 7-11, 2018
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina - San Diego, CA

Ultrasound — Beginner

Saturday, April 7, 2018
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.

Beginner participants have wanted more imaging of the heart and central line placement. This year, 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 Credit Designation Statement
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Course Fee

Ultrasound Beginner Course ONLY

  • AAEM Member: Early Bird $500 | Late (after March 6) $600
  • Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird $650 | Late (after March 6) $750

Special Discount if taking both Ultrasound Beginner and Advanced

  • AAEM Member: Early Bird $500 | Late (after March 6) $600
  • Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird $650 | Late (after March 6) $750

 

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.

 

Tentative Course Schedule

Saturday, April 7, 2018

8:00am-8:15am

Welcome
Joseph P. Wood, MD JD RDMS MAAEM FAAEM

8:15am-9:00am

Image Acquisition and Instrumentation
Joseph P. Wood, MD JD RDMS MAAEM FAAEM

9:00am-9:45am

Trauma — Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (eFAST) Examination
Hein H. Lamprecht, MD

9:45am-10:30am

Echo in the ED
James AP Connolly, MBBS FRCS(Ed) FCEM

10:30am-10:45am

Break

10:45am-11:30am

Aorta & IVC
Robert Jarman, MBBS MSc FRCSE FCEM

11:30am-12:15pm

Vascular Access — Central and Peripheral Lines
Michael J. Lambert, MD RDMS FAAEM

12:15pm-1:00pm

Lunch (box lunch included with registration)

1:00pm-1:45pm

Hands-on Module 1 - Echo & IVC

1:45pm-2:30pm

Hands-on Module 2 - eFast

2:30pm-2:45pm

Break

2:45pm-3:30pm

Hands-on Module 3 - Vascular Access

3:30pm-3:45pm

Wrap-Up and Adjourn
Joseph P. Wood, MD JD RDMS MAAEM FAAEM

Speakers, titles and times are subject to change.

 

Course Director

Joseph P. Wood, MD JD RDMS MAAEM FAAEM
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Course Faculty

Zeki Atesli, MD
Eastbourne DGH, Brighton UK

Katharine Burns, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL

James AP Connolly, MBBS FRCS(Ed) FCEM
Consultant ED, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 4LP, United Kingdom

Rajat Gangahar, MBBS FRCS(Ed) FCEM
Rochdale Infirmary Rochdale, England

Ryan C. Gibbons, MD FAAEM
Assistant Director, Division of Emergency Ultrasound; Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Philadelphia, PA; President, AAEM Emergency Ultrasound Section

Michael Gottlieb, MD RDMS
Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Robert Jarman, MBBS MSc FRCSE FCEM
Visiting Fellow (Point of Care Ultrasound), Teesside University; Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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

Hein H. Lamprecht, MD
Programme Director, Emergency Ultrasound, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, SA

Christofer Muhr, MD
Capio St. Goran’s Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Promotional Toolkit

Download the "Ultrasound — Beginner" toolkit to help spread the word about this pre-conference course. Toolkit contents include:

  • Toolkit Guide
  • Flyer
  • PowerPoint Holding Slide
  • Social Media Images
  • Email Signature Image

 

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