27th Annual Scientific Assembly

Ultrasound — Beginner

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
12:30pm-6:15pm
Regency C

Note: This course is only offered to in-person attendees.

Course Description

This year’s AAEM post-conference ultrasound course has been fully updated to reflect participants’ wishes in designing the ultimate ultrasound course. Participants loved AAEM’s 2019 Advanced course and we have added more modules this year including transesophageal echo (TEE) training and case-based simulation scenarios. Didactic lectures will take place online at your convenience. The lectures will be available one month prior and one month following the advanced US course. There will be a maximum four participants to one instructor allowing each individual participant ample hands-on time for ultrasound scanning.

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*New* for 2021: Optional FAST Exam Skills Verification

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
5:15pm-6:15pm

The Skills Verification Program (SVP) provides 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.

Note: The FAST Exam Skills Verification will only be offered to in-person attendees.

 

CME

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 5.75 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 May 28): $600
  • Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird $650 | Late: (after May 28) $750
  • AAEM/RSA Resident Member: Early Bird: $500 | Late: (after May 28) $600
  • Resident Non-Member: Early Bird: $560 | Late: (after May 28) $660

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

  • AAEM Member: Early Bird $600 | Late: (after May 28) $700
  • Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird: $750 | Late: (after May 28) $850

FAST Exam Skills Verification

$75 (Limited to first 20 participants / pre-registration required.)

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

Course Registration Limit: 32 participants

 

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.

 

Tentative Course Schedule

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

12:30pm-12:45pm

Welcome
Melissa Myers, MD FAAEM and Katharine Burns, MD FAAEM

12:45pm-1:10pm

Image Acquisition and Instrumentation
Melissa Myers, MD FAAEM

1:10pm-1:35pm

Trauma - Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (eFAST) Examination
Eric J. Chin, MD MBA FAAEM

1:35pm-1:50pm

BREAK

1:50pm-2:15pm

Echo in the ED/IVC
Katharine Burns, MD FAAEM

2:15pm-2:40pm

Vascular Access and Aorta
Jared L. Cohen, MD

2:40pm-3:00pm

Break / Divide into Groups

3:00pm-3:40pm

Lab: Echo & Aorta & IVC
All Faculty

3:40pm-4:20pm

Lab: eFAST
All Faculty

4:20pm-5:00pm

Lab: Vascular Access
All Faculty

5:00pm-5:15pm

Wrap-up

5:15pm-6:15pm

Skills Verification Program (Optional)
All Faculty

 

Course Co-Directors

Katharine Burns, MD FAAEM
Ultrasound Fellowship Co-Director, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Eric J. Chin, MD MBA FAAEM
Program Director, SAUSHEC/BAMC Emergency Medicine Residency, San Antonio, TX

 

Course Faculty

Jared L, Cohen, MD
Assistant Professor of EM at Uniformed Services University, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

Joshua Guttman, MD FAAEM
Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

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

Patrick G. Kishi, MD
Fellow-in-training, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL

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

Alexis Salerno, MD FAAEM
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine, Baltimore, MD

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