26th Annual Scientific Assembly

Ultrasound — Beginner

Sunday, April 19, 2020
8:00am-3:45pm

 

Course Description

This year’s AAEM pre-conference ultrasound course has been fully updated to reflect participants’ wishes in designing the ultimate hands-on course. Beginner ultrasound course participants have requested additional focus on echocardiography and central line placement. Didactic lectures provide state of the art audiovisual presentations by veteran faculty, followed by small groups of a maximum four participants / one instructor allowing each individual participant ample hands-on time for scanning.

New for 2020: Optional skills verification for the FAST exam
Sunday, April 19 from 4:00pm-5:00pm

The goal of the Skills Verification Program (SVP) is to provide an opportunity for physicians to obtain a number of proctored FAST exams with a signed record. Physicians will be able to use this record as part of the privileging/credentialing process for performing and billing for FAST exams at their individual institutions. This program is open to the first 20 participants of either the Beginner or Advanced courses.

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Accreditation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Course Fee

AAEM Member: Early Bird $500 | Late (after March 20): $600
Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird $650 | Late (after March 20): $750
AAEM/RSA Resident Member: Early Bird: $500 | Late (after March 20): $600
Resident Non-Member: Early Bird: $560 | Late (after March 20): $660

 

FAST Exam Skills Verification: $75   (Limited to first 20 participants / pre-registration required.)

Sunday, April 20, 2020
4:00pm-5:00pm

Includes membership to the Emergency Ultrasound Section of AAEM (EUS-AAEM) pending eligibility (must be an AAEM or AAEM/RSA member).

 

Course Fee – Special Discount if taking both Ultrasound – Beginner and Advanced

AAEM Member: Early Bird $600 | Late (after March 20): $ 700
Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird: $750 | Late (after March 20): $850

Registration opens Fall 2019

 

Participant Information

Course Registration Limit: 32 participants

 

Tentative Course Schedule

Sunday, April 19, 2020

8:00am-8:15am                                    

Welcome
Christine Butts, MD FAAEM and Joseph P. Wood, MD JD RDMS MAAEM FAAEM

8:15am-9:00am 

Image Acquisition and Instrumentation
Robert Jarman, MBBS MSc FRCSE FCEM

9:00am-9:45am 

Trauma - Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (eFAST) Examination
Michael J. Lambert, MD RDMS FAAEM

9:45am-10:30am      

Echo in the ED
Katharine Burns, MD FAAEM

10:30am-10:45am                                 

Break

10:45am-11:30am 

Aorta & IVC
Eric Chin, MD FAAEM

11:30am-12:15pm                                           

Vascular Access - Central and Peripheral Lines
Christine Butts, MD FAAEM

12:15pm-1:00pm 

Lunch (Included)

1:00pm-1:45pm 

Hands-on Module 1- Echo & IVC
All Faculty

1:45pm-2:30pm 

Hands-on Module 2-eFast
All Faculty

2:30pm-2:45pm 

Break

2:45pm-3:30pm 

Hands-on Module 3-Vascular Access
All Faculty

3:30pm-3:45pm 

Wrap up & Adjourn
Joseph P. Wood, MD JD RDMS MAAEM FAAEM

4:00pm-5:00pm 

Optional FAST Skills verification (pre-registration required)
All Faculty

*Schedule subject to change.

 

Learning Objectives

Echo & 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 Co-Directors

Katharine Burns, MD FAAEM
Assistant Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Christine Butts, MD FAAEM
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

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

 

Faculty

Eric Chin, MD LTC MC USAF FAAEM
Deputy Chief, Dept. of EM, Program Director, Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Fellowship; Program Director, Point-of-care Ultrasound Physician Assistant Fellowship; SAUSHEC, San Antonio Military Medical Center; Asst. Professor, Military and Emergency Medicine, San Antonio Military Medical Center/SAUSHEC, San Antonio, TX

Jared Cohen, MD
Ultrasound Fellow, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

Michael Gottlieb, MD RDMS FAAEM 
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Beatrice Hoffmann, MD PhD FAAEM 
Associate Professor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Group, Boston, MA

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

Kristy Jeffers, MD
Fellow-in-Training, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

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

Melissa Myers, MD FAAEM
San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

Mounica Robinson, MD                                                                                                 
Fellow-In-Training, Chicago, IL

Alexis Salerno, MD
Fellow-in-Training, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine, Baltimore, MD