Ultrasound Beginner

Sunday, 22 September 2019
08:00 - 12:00

 

Course Description

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, per one (1) instructor allowing each individual participant ample time with their hand on the probe.

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Course Fee

  • Organizing Society Member (AAEM, MAEM): $435 USD
  • Non Member: $475 USD
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Course Fee — Special Discount if taking both Ultrasound Courses - Beginner and Advanced

  • Organizing Society Member (AAEM, MAEM): $760 USD
  • Non Member: $800 USD

 

Tentative Course Schedule

Sunday, 22 September 2019

08:00 – 08:15

Welcome

08:15 – 08:45

Image Acquisition and Instrumentation

08:45 – 09:10

Trauma: FAST and eFAST (lecture)

09:10-09:35

Echo in the ED (lecture)

09:35-10:00

Aorta and IVC (lecture)

10:00-10:15

Coffee Break

10:15-10:50

Hands on practice (rotate through stations)

10:50-11:25

Hands on practice (rotate through stations)

11:25-12:00

Hands on practice (rotate through stations)

 

Course Directors

Katharine Burns, MD RDMS FAAEM
Assistant Fellowship Director, Emergency Ultrasound, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oaklawn, IL, USA

Christine Butts, MD FAAEM
Clinical Associate Professor, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA

Michael Lambert, MD RDMS FAAEM
Fellowship Director, Emergency Ultrasound, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oaklawn, IL, USA

Joseph P. Wood, MD JD RDMS MAAEM FAAEM
Emergency Medicine Department, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Course Faculty

Ralphe Bou Chebl, MD FAAEM
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

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

Daniel Fiterman Molinari, MD EM
Director of Emergency Ultrasound Department, Assuta Hospital, Ben Gurion University, Ashdod, Israel

André Gaio, MD HNSC
UPA Moacir Sclear, Brazil

Ryan C. Gibbons, MD FAAEM LCDR MC (FS) USNR
Assistant Director of Ultrasound, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Past President, AAEM Emergency Ultrasound Section, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Nicole Kaban, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA

Andrea L. Kaelin MD FAAEM
Ultrasound Program Director, Wright State Emergency Medicine Residency, Dayton, OH, USA

Hein Lamprecht, MD PhD FCEM(SA) FRCEM
Senior Emergency Medicine Physician, Clinical Ultrasound Programme Director, Stellenbosch and Cape Town Universities, Cape Town, South Africa

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

Jessica Patterson, MD
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Jeffrey Shih, MD RDMS
Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

 

Module Learning Objectives

Echo, IVC, & 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 longitudinalscanning planes.
  3. Understand the surface landmarks for appropriate transducer positioning to perform sonographic examinations of the inferior vena cava (IVC).
  4. Understand how to integrate sonographic assessment of the IVC into patient assessment and care.
  5. Understand the sonographic findings and pitfalls for identifying pathology including aortic aneurysm.
  6. Understand the utility of motion modality (M-mode) and demonstrate its use.
  7. Demonstrate the surface landmarks and transducer position necessary to perform an echocardiogram in the emergency department.
  8. Acquire and interpret sonographic images of heart (subcostal, parasternal long, parasternal short and apical windows).
  9. 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.

 

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