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Emergency Ultrasound Course

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND ULTRASOUND VILLAGE

FEATURES:

  • Online Lectures – Prerequisite physics
  • Maximal hands on scanning time
  • Structured Reports
  • Opportunity for Logbook submission

Delivered  by:

  • Emergency Physicians (with post graduate Ultrasound qualifications)
  • Sonographers
  • Medical Educationalists

Designed by:

Dr Adrian Goudie (Fremantle Hospital)

Dr James Rippey (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital)

Prof Greg Sweetman (Swan District Hospital)

LIMITED NUMBERS WILL APPLY TO MAXIMIZE HANDS ON LEARNING

This course has been accredited by ACEM and ASUM for AAA, E-FAST, Vascular Access and DVT. Please see Ultrasound Village for accreditation details.
Approved for RURAL GP GRANTS FOR EMERGENCY

 

EMERGENCY ULTRASOUND COURSE – 2 DAYS

  • ULTRASOUND ESSENTIALS
  • ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM (AAA)
  • E-FAST
  • VASCULAR ACCESS
  • FOREIGN BODIES
  • DVT

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EMERGENCY ULTRASOUND COURSE Р1 DAY Add on option 

  • BASIC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN LIFE SUPPORT (BELS)

Prerequisite : ASUM on line Physics Image Optimisation unit or equivalent completed.

This is a one day course for practitioners of Emergency Medicine.

This course is designed to cover the theoretical and practical aspects for Basic Echocardiography in Life Support for CCPU and CAHPU accreditation registrants wishig to apply should contact ASUM

Course Objectives

Learners should gain an understanding of :

  • Normal heart and IVC appearance, including IVC collapsibility, pericardial fluid and chamber collapse

Learners should be able to identify and discuss:

  • Sonographic signs of tamponade
  • Sonographic signs of cardiogenic shock
  • Sonographic signs of massive pulmonary embolism
  • Sonographic signs of sepsis and hypovolemia
  • The role of echo in cardiac arrest and its integration into ALS protocols

This course should provide the participants with the ability to demonstrate and to interpret ultrasound in the following settings:

  • Echocardiography in the shocked or arrested patient
  • Fluid volume estimate in the shocked patient

Learners should demonstrate the following skills:

  • 2-dimensional (B mode) Image acquisition:
  • Imaging the heart in parasternal long, parasternal short, apical 4 chamber and subcostal views.
  • Imaging IVC in longitudinal and transverse planes and assess IVC size and collapsibility

Image interpretation:

  • Qualitative assessment of IVC, LV/RV size, LV contractility and volume status
  • Recognition of cardinal ultrasound findings in shock / arrest.

Clinical correlation:

  • Integration of clinical picture and BELS findings
  • The role of BELS in guiding ongoing resuscitation

Course Content

  • The course will present basic normal heart, IVC and pericardium anatomy. It will also address IVC collapsibility, pericardial fluid and pericardial chamber collapse.
  • The course will present the appropriate techniques, physical principles and safety including:
  • Appropriate transducers, artifacts, windows, standard image optimisation in the context of a shocked patient
  • Imaging the heart in parasternal long, parasternal short, apical 4 chamber and subcostal views.
  • Imaging IVC in longitudinal and transverse planes and assess IVC collapsibility
  • Qualitative assessment of LV contractility
  • Appropriate integration of ultrasound in the setting of shock and cardiac arrest
  • Limitations and Pitfalls . Understand the limitations of Ultrasound of the heart and IVC in general and BELS in particular, in the resuscitation and stabilisation of the shocked/ arrested patient

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